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Young Brooklyn rapper set to light up in the music
industry with new sound and style
BROOKLYN, NY – Lefty Frizzel Sanders Jr. – better known as Smoove’L Rapper – is a hot up-and-coming young artist whose diverse music is making a splash across the country. If you haven’t heard of him yet, it’s time to sit up and pay attention.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, this young man grew up in the notorious 44 Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. Like many from that neighborhood, he grew up looking for a way out. For much of his young life, that way out was basketball. He excelled at the sport. But by high school he got into trouble and suspensions and expulsions piled up, making it impossible for him to play for any varsity team. Desperate for something else, he started exploring his skills as a rapper.
Smoove’L said, “My mom did everything she could do to provide for us. So I’m forever in her debt. On top of that, I’m extremely inspired by the things I didn’t have.”
The inspiration for hip-hop came from his friend, Bryce who introduced him to names like Chief Keef, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, and Bobby Brown. Pretty soon Smoove discovered he had a natural talent for lyricism, and a pretty good voice. He joined a group called CLN, and they dropped a song called “Call My Phone” after graduating from 8 th grade. That song went on to gain nearly 300,000 plays on Soundcloud. It was enough to get him hooked, and he hasn’t looked back since. He’s released multiple singles and a couple of mixtapes over the past couple of years, and has been steadily gaining a fan-base. Most recently he released the singles “Victoria Secret” – which tells the story of his journey so far – and “Fantasy” – which is about the neighborhood he grew up in and the people who are always faking it and living in a “fantasy world.” Both singles showcase his adept ability to weave lyrics, and both showcase his unique vocal talents in incredible ways. And more than anything, his body of work to date shows off a musician who is comfortable in any genre of music.
“I’m more of a storyteller than anything else, but you can put me on trap beats or soul beats or I can do pop or I can do hype beats,” he said. “I sing and I’m lyrical and I can rap. When you put that lyrical and that storytelling together it makes it great. I also don’t do the things to get attention that a lot of other artists out there do. I don’t have tattoos. I don’t do no drugs. I don’t have a jail record. I don’t need tattoos or to ride hell to get attention. If you know you have talent, just go with it. And that’s what I want my music to be known for. I’m a guy who is telling the truth. I’m real. I’m lyrical. I’m versatile. And with my music you will always get a positive vibe.”
Ultimately, Smoove’L said he hopes people will listen to his music and know that they can achieve whatever they set their minds to. He said he hopes his life is an example of someone who life said wouldn’t make it, but with hard work and talent he was able to carve a niche in the music industry and make a name for himself.
To listen to Smoove’L Rapper’s music, or to follow him on social media, please:
Facebook: Lefty Sanders (Smoove L)