Smilez & Southstar are out with the video to their new single ‘U Know’, featuring Treal, from their self-titled sophomore album, released on Trans Continental Records. Watch it via Blastro below.
Wild 94.9’s ‘The Bomb’ at HP Pavilion in San Jose featured 50 Cent, Fabolous, Smilez & Southstar, and Da Brat on Thursday (May 15). Check out pictures from GettyImages.
In a recent interview with The Ear Magazine, Smilez & Southstar spoke about putting Orlando on the map, and getting more Asians into Hip-Hop.
Rap acts on talk television this week include Fat Joe on Last Call with Carson Daly on Tuesday and Queen Latifah on Live with Regis and Kelly on Thursday. On 106 & Park, 50 Cent will be a guest on Tuesday, and Smilez & Southstar will be stopping by the BET show on Friday.
Smilez of Smilez & Southstar spoke with Nadra Kareem of the El Paso Times and admitted the group gets grief coming from the home of the teen pop scene. “When people hear our style, when they hear we’re from Orlando, they’re like, ‘What?'” Smilez said. “But we have a big hip-hop scene in Orlando.”
Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen of MTV News caught up with Smilez & Southstar, who have been making a splash on radio and BET with their debut single, ‘Who Wants This?’ The pair have more in mind though. “The radio play is great, but what we know we really gotta do is get out there and meet people,” Southstar said. “The best thing we’ve done is shake people’s hands, be personable, try to build a relationship with them. If we’re showing them love, we know they’ll show us love and pass the word.” Read more.