Cyrus Smith isn't your average Atlanta-based rapper. Born in Los Angeles, he is here to make an artistic statement with his eclectic style and knack for originality, offering a special brand of hip hop that knows no bounds. Having already opened for Cardi B and Migos and having been featured on BET and MTV, Cyrus Smith is ready to take his career to the next level. His newest single “NBA” is incredibly hype and catchy for even the most non-fan on sports, so don't be surprised if they call him up asking to use it as their official theme song. The song's production, courtesy of Drumma Boy, makes you feel like you're Kobe Bryant partying in a VIP club after winning the championship series, driving expensive cars, partying with any woman you desire and drinking the finest champagne. Cyrus Smith is able to capture your imagination from the first bar until the very end. His sound is at the forefront of everything exciting about today's music scene in Atlanta, from trap beats, to loungey synth pads, to eclectic vocals. Cyrus Smith is completely unapologetic about who he is and what he stands for and you better get used to it because he isn't going away any time soon.
Watch out for Cyrus Smith's new single here.
Thanks for chatting with us! Tell us a bit about yourself.
I love anime, playing video games, and making people laugh at my videos. My new favorite show is 13 Reasons Why. I grew up in California and I used to play football, but now I’m pretty into basketball.
How has basketball influenced your music (aside from obviously naming this song NBA)?
I started to play basketball a year ago to stay in shape, because I quit football. Now I really enjoy it and I seek to improve in the sport. I strictly shoot 3’s!
What's your artistic process like?
Almost always involves food, facts! I grew up listening to Paramore and fell in love with Hayley Williams! So if it’s not from anime, then I get my crazy ideas with some influence from Hayley. My hair is a big example of that.
Who are your biggest influences? How have they helped shape your sound and your career in the music industry?
Hayley Williams, Billie Eilish, Lil Uzi, and Three Days Grace impacted not only my career, but my life as I continue to grow as a person. My Uncle, I would say has had the biggest influence on my career. He got me into playing piano and getting into the studio.
What's next for you through 2019?
Work. This is a job that if you love it, then it no longer becomes a job. Doing what you love is just part of life. Everyone is trying to make a living so just do what you love doing and no matter what it is, it will all work out in the end. That statement is only as true as you believe it to be.
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