Smylez, is a member of the rap group Bricksquad 069, and is one of the most respected drill music producers in Chicago.
[Smylez] has produced hit songs like “Live and Die in Chicago,” by King Louie, and “Gucci,” by Chief Keef feat. Edai. Smylez has also produced music for Lil Jay, the late Lil Jojo, FBG Duck, Billionaire Black, Rico Recklezz, Killa Kellz, and Lil Mister.
The Chicago rapper and producer was pronounced dead on October 27, 2016, due to a brain aneurysm, sending shockwaves throughout the Hip-Hop industry. He’s regarded as a pioneer in Chicago’s drill rap music scene – even producing the highly acclaimed song, “Live & Die In Chicago,” by King Louie.
His unique ability to bring the city of Chicago together through music was profound, collaborating with many artists that would’ve typically refuse to work amongst one another, due to gang-affiliations.
His last project, titled “Drill For A Deal“, echoed his inner turmoil of growing up in one of roughest neighborhoods in the United States – and his desire to break away from a life of poverty.