93.9 WKYS is embracing local talent, and every Monday, we will prominently feature a local artist on the WKYS website.

If you would like to be featured on 93.9 WKYS New Music Monday please submit your song in an MP3 format, your photo, your bio and contact information to our DMV’s OWN page and every Monday we will feature a deserving local artist.

This week’s featured artist is Smash. 

What is your name and where do you represent? How long have you been involved in music?
My name is Smash I’m from the west side of Baltimore . I have been doing music for about 8 or 9 years since I was little.

How do you stand out as an artist from others from your area? Talk about how much of a buzz you have in your city.
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I stand out because of my voice. That’s what people pay attention to first. But it is also my ability to make good, universal music. I make big records and I work hard at what I do . I stand out from other artists because I make music that people what to hear not just local music.My buzz in the city has been crazy for a while since my first big record “Bit Too Much for ME” Which still gets played in the clubs in Washington D.C and Baltimore. My Buzz never went down since then i have just been doing shows and droping new music as much as I can like my new mixtape “King Jaffe” which is out now. 
How would you describe your music for people who have never heard of you?

My music is for the streets and the club or the car. You can play my music anywhere. My music is me telling my story what I’ve been through and what a lot of people go through in the world. Its just real music for the most part. I do give you the records for the club though.

What would you say has been your challenge for you as an artist?

The hardest part about being an artist is that it takes forever to get people to believe in what you are doing . The rest is easy. It’s just a job like any thing else you have to get out here and hustle, if you don’t somebody else will and pass you up.

What would you say has been your biggest break, thus far in your music career?
My biggest break in my music carer so far has been getting with the label. I’m on Street Congress is a team of people that know and believe in my potential. We have been making big moves recording with lots of artist from the DMV and from other places and we have been working on a lot of big songs for my fans and the non-believers.
 If you could change something about the music industry what would it be and why?
If I could change anything it would be that one-dimensional mentality that most executives have. Not all but most. I understand that the music business is just that a business, but you can’t keep shooting down artists because they don’t fit the format that you are looking for regardless of if they have good music. I do like how it has become out here in the music business in the last few years where the independents are able to cash in on a major level if they work their project and create that buzz online and in the streets.
Where would you like to see your music career in the next 1 to 3 years?
I like to speak things into existence so I’m going to say with in the next year I’ll still be doing my thing in the music business and making an impact out of this world on the music industry .

Check out Smash’s single “Remix”

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