Tribute to Smylez
The tragic news of Smylez death from a brain aneurysm was reported on Thursday, October 27th, sending shockwaves throughout the Hip-Hop community.
As a fan of Chicago rap music, this tragic news was hard to swallow. Smylez one of the greatest producers of Chicago rap music, and brought together many artists that would not have recorded songs together due to gang-affiliations.
Smylez – Drill For a Deal
Smylez just dropped the emotional music video “Drill For A Deal” just before his death. You can hear the pain in his lyrics – from growing up in poverty to seeing death first hand.
Smylez and Killa Kellz team up and pay tribute to Lil Jojo.
Smylez Official SoundCloud
King Louie & Smylez
Smylez was Born Izerrick Aigbokhan, Born on the westside of Chicago and raised on the South Side.
Upon growing up on the tough streets of Chicago he found a passion for rapping. He attended Paul Robeson High School with producer young Chop Where he discovered his talent for producing. Izerrick started Leagueboii with his high school friends and his older step brother, Judo Heffner.
He started rapping and producing with his neighborhood friends from 69th street where he started buzzing on the internet.
On September 4th his neighborhood friend Jo Jo was shot and killed. Now Smylez continues his music putting the street life of Chicago out to the public letting the world know with his great rapping and producing skills about the life of a young black male in Chicago relating it to Iraq.