"the kid offers brutally honest Hip-Hop from the perspective of a young man from America's capital city." - VIBE
"the DMV rapper continues to prove he's a force to be reckoned with." - 2DOPEBOYZ
"sincere and brutally honest" - WASHINGTON CITY PAPER
As he prepares to release his new collaborative EP New History (out September 9th) with Grammy nominated producers Cookin' Soul, DMV MCSmCity releases the first single from the project "Black Moses" Feat. Planet Asia (prod. by Cookin' Soul):
Lyrically riveting, "Black Moses" speaks on many themes including the mass incarceration of black men and the general lack of common freedoms for oppressed people. On the song, SmCity even slyly touches upon a different kind of slavery, one born out of record label contracts:
"See n*ggas was slaves over the atlantic/same way there's some slaves over at Atlantic"
New History is the follow-up to SmCity's 2014 project Empire Falls which quickly touched nearly every major Hip-Hop outlet and featured production from the likes of DJ Toomp, Statik Selektah, Cookin' Soul and more.
SmCity is the Grandson of the first black journalist for the Washington Post and Nephew of the Final Call newspaper's Editor-In-Chief. His come-up in Washington, DC has optimized the rebellious spirit of his music; championing "The Indie Life" in the face of all corporate interests, cultural trends and common stereotypes. Aside from being respected as one of his cities most skillful lyricists, his reputation for innovative music videos, groundbreaking concerts and unparalleled hustle extend far beyond just the realm of hip-hop.