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Mike Smiff

Mike Smiff

Mike Smiff whose birth name is Michael Smith is a rapper that hails from Miami-Dade County, Florida. He got signed to Miami's popular Hip hop label Slip-n-Slide. In year 2017, after he had released the 17-track Chase Dis Money, followed by a guest-spot on label-mate Trick Daddy's single titled "Paradise."[1]

Early Life

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Mike Smiff's memory about his childhood consists of an undeniable urge to survive.

As a young child, he did not look forward to the summer holidays like every of his mates, he rather enjoyed the consistency of going to school, knowing he would get at least one daily meal and it was his way to escape the failures of his home life, which he hated.

His inability to get his needs became overwhelming and he found himself lashing out at his peers and teachers.

His mother, who worked several jobs to make ends meet, got frustrated, she loved her son and knew something had to change.

Mike and his eldest brother were sent to Indiana to live with their uncle in the hopes the move would help curb his self-destructive ways. After finishing his 8th grade year, Mike vowed to change and his mother allowed him to return to Miami after he agreed to get involved in extracurricular activities.

On returning to Miami, he registered in a high school and joined the football team under the close supervision of his coach. Things continued smooth till his junior year, when he had to drop out of school due to funds. He lost interest in football and concentrated more in music.

Career

His single titled “Not On This Side” brought him to limelight, Not long after, he released “So Savage” which received over a million views, all of which happened without a major promotion.

His dreams began to fall in place has he started getting booked for shows in and outside of Miami.

The rapper has been releasing records since 2013, but it wasn’t until 2017 that his career began to gather serious momentum.[2]

Slip-n-Slide Records whose founder is Ted Lucas, eventually signed up Mike Smiff, after he released his mix-tape titled "Chase Dis Money". He was introduced to the label by his mentor Trick Daddy who encouraged him to remain true to himself and his craft while giving him the accessibility to grow his brand. Mike Smiff is currently managed by Kellye Cash.[4]

He made some collaborative tapes with Big Mann such as 2012's Table Manners: We Gone Eat by Any Means Necessary, Vol. 2,[3]

Discography

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All Gas No Brakes (Vol. 3), his latest release for the label, has proved to be his most significant success.The

mixtape features Southern hip-hop artistes such as Boosie Badazz and Gunplay (rapper), alongside up and comers like Ali Coyote, and features stand-out tracks such as the phenomenal ‘My First Hunnid’ featuring Gank Gaank which have proved to be a viral sensation on YouTube. The song is currently receiving extensive airplay and with a national tour planned for summer 2019. [5]

Albums

  • High School Dropout, 2013

  • 10 Toes Down, 2013

  • Tomorrow Ain't Promised, 2014

  • All Gas No Brakes Vol. 1, 2015

  • All Gas No Brakes Vol. 2, 2016

  • Guns & Roses, 2016

  • Chase Dis Money, 2017

  • Everything Is Bigger, 2018

  • All Gas No Brakes Vol. 3, 2019.

Social Media

He has a large following on Twitter[6] (@mikesmiff305) of about 8000, and on Instagram[7] (mikesmiff305) about 166,000 followers.

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