The story of D Smoke is pretty remarkable, and adds to your understanding of his music. A high school Spanish and Music Theory teacher in Inglewood, CA, Daniel Farris (his real name) participated in, and won, a Netflix rap competition series called Rhythm + Flow. From this, D Smoke got his break, and we were introduced to the down to earth, flow master himself.The content of his music is uplifting, with emphasis on positive messages. Some noteworthy lines include “I’m here to feed my fam, they want their name in the lights” and “Everything we do for our family and our kids”. These lyrics show what matters most to him, and it’s refreshing to hear.
Release date: February 7, 2020
Similar artist(s): Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole
Top tracks: No Commas, Top of the Morning, Seasons Pass, Closer to God