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BORN and raised in Greenwich, south-east London, UK artist Smiler emerged on to the music scene when he released the 2006 street banger “Neighbourhood”, which was closely followed by the release of “Emancipation” which shot straight onto the playlist at BBC 1Xtra. Smiler’s impressive technical lyrical ability caught the attention of the likes of DJ 279 who hosted his first mixtape ‘Musical Omnibus’ in 2007. Picked up and publicly endorsed by DJ Premier in the US, this lead to a personal invite by Marly Marl and Power 105.1FM, to New York where Smiler did the media circuit with such Hip Hop luminaries as Styles P and Mobb Deep. Smiler dropped his most recent mix-tape “Clarity” in January 2010. Featuring collaborations from top UK acts including, Tinie Tempah, Ghetts, Roll Deep, and Nate James. And his single “Enza”, which received unprecedented support and accolades since the track broke online and video was released in April 2010. Publicly lauded on-air by US heavy-weights such as Nas, Damien Marley, Big Boi and Kelly Rowland, was at one stage the most played track on the 1Xtra and with “Enza” remaining number one on Westwood’s top 6 at 6. The video now featured on several major TV channels including MTV, MTV Base, MTV Hits, Flava, The Box, Kiss and AKA. Having completed a short tour on the Luminar circuit, Smiler performed in Glasgow at T in the Park festival alongside Jay-Z, Eminem, Black-Eyed Peas, Dizzee Rascal and Chipmunk, to name a few, and then went on to support Eddie Kadi at the O2 main Arena.

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