Winner of Netflix Series Rhythm & Flow Announced: D. Smoke

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Been following the Netflix Series Rhythm & Flow, which I had touched upon my other post. It’s incredible how much hidden talent there are waiting to be discovered. One of the many is the one and only D Smoke, representing West Coast Inglewood, California and was crowed the winner of Rhythm & Flow. This means he sealed a whopping $100,000 and secured a spot on Spotify’s Rap Caviar. After researching his background (of course), D. Smoke’s real name is Daniel Farris. He is a graduate of UCLA and a teacher at his alumni high school Inglewood High. His EP Inglewood High discusses his personal experience as a teacher and his experience living in an area destitute such as Inglewood. It’s amazing to hear him express himself through his artistry to see what he truly is about as an artist. I root for him because to me, he is a true artist. He is original, raw, and real — elements I hope to emulate in my own art as an aspiring vocalist. Not only was he well prepared but well intentioned in his approaching of stealing the show. He raps, plays piano, is bi-lingual, and most importantly ‘woke’ and educated apparent in the way he crafts and delivers his material. He is about something, serving music with substance and weight. Check out his EP available on Spotify and all platforms. Check out his finale on Rhythm & Flow that got him first place. Promise he won’t disappointment.

New Piece ❦

Original Lyrics
Instrumental from Alicia Keys “Unthinkable”

♫ Pen on my paper, always on my grind
Imma switch it up cause I need a peace of mind 
I write this rap shit, dumb shit, cause I say what’s in my heart
to me, it’s more than numbers, it’s all a work of art

When I wake up in the morning, the anxiety over take me
I shut my demons up, ain’t no one going to break me
They look at me and doubt me, but don’t know a thing about me
They wanna talk like they know me
homie better get up off me

I keep my head low and work hard in silence
I ain’t with that loud shit, that shit just violent
pops always told me to not speak to loud
never was one to follow the crowd

If there’s one thing I’ll tell ya
don’t doubt the misunderstood
because they’ll do it better
thank you think you ever could ♫