Craig Smith

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I used to be called Adoless. This was my rap name throughout my teenage years and it was short for “adolescent”. When I chose this name, I was 14 in 2003 and decided to become a rapper with my childhood friend Greg Henry (a.k.a. @GregEnemy). A year later, we met Mansa Wakili (@ChiefWakil) and became The Renegades. We were a premier rap group in Kansas City for years and went our separate ways... more

I used to be called Adoless. This was my rap name throughout my teenage years and it was short for “adolescent”. When I chose this name, I was 14 in 2003 and decided to become a rapper with my childhood friend Greg Henry (a.k.a. @GregEnemy). A year later, we met Mansa Wakili (@ChiefWakil) and became The Renegades. We were a premier rap group in Kansas City for years and went our separate ways in 2007.

Soon, in Atlanta, GA, I decided it was time to ditch the adolescent, angry, persona and adapt a more mature identity. My uncle suggested I be called by my given name and he couldn’t have been more wise. In 2008, I moved back home as Craig Smith and began putting out mixtapes and EPs.

Throughout the next few years, I worked with people like Irv Da Phenom, Tech N9ne, and Kutt Calhoun. Featuring on several Strange Music albums sold Craig Smith to fans and validated me as a sure addition to any person’s musical catalog.

In 2012, after a separation from my wife and a suicide attempt, I decided to get back to music. I recorded a project entitled #CraigSmithLives which was a release of my anxieties at the time. It was a deeply personal and globally relative project.

Once the project released on iamcraigsmith.com, I took another break and in March 2014, I released American Nightmare. This is the first of many projects and serves as a reinstatement of Craig Smith into the music landscape after fans waited for a year.

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