Behind da glitzy Smiley face of this former ex-member of Lao all time great hip-hop band, Lao Crimino bcoz there is a new exiting adventurous solo venture on the horizon. Smiley Locc was an important member of Lao Crimino. They released many Lao hip-hop songs namely Move Som’m, Livin’ On a Prayer, Can I Be Down, etc…Now they all move on so does Smiley.
Smiley Locc is a name that people from all over the world come to know from ultimate hip band, Lao Crimino. He has been splitting hip-hop rhymes for more than 10 years. Together with producer, Trauma T they’ve started something that they believed in. They have been together for eight years. Smiley Locc lives in hip-hop environment where competitive is in every way not just business wise but on a street level. Reputation is a way of live – reputation for being on top of the game and reputation for not being push around as documented in lyrics of his songs.
There was time when Smiley Locc ventured outside his comfort zone from his band to try out something new. As result he has worked with other artists from other parts of country. The standout collaborations so far are LaoPride and this new song called CiTY II CiTY. LaoPride song is where Smiley, Dub and Doeboy come together to create something unique, something Lao, classic but timeless piece of LaoPride. CiTY II CiTY, again he collaborated with Dub Sheisty, a reggaeton - a dance track with reggae sound. He demonstrates that hip-hop is contemporary and diverse as his place of residence, Minneapolis, MN USA.
As we have pointed out Smiley has always been trying and looking out for improvement and make it big by experimenting with new ideas. He is open minded as a result he has songs in colourful and inventive credit to his name. You can listen more songs at his site www.myspace.com/smileylocc.
Now the quest continues. He is going solo and freed from the constraints of being a team player-band member. Latest solo project is a track called Keep On Movin’, a dance track tailor-made for clubbing. Will this chart his evolution as a solo artist?
His stands out are not his Lao origin but his ability to split rhyme and his formidable microphone skills. He has performed in Clubs around his hometown.
More info www.myspace.com/smileylocc