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.
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.