Contact members of bands or music acts and let them know that you are interested in ghostwriting songs for them.
(deadline oct 4) Interviews scheduled for oct 17-18 + (I will perform the Ghostwriting songs + a mix of my other songs)
Lately I've been droppin joints from the golden age of hip hop (early-mid 90's). So today I bring you a new '06 artist drop.
Known for that track "Diamonds On My Neck," Smitty has been behind the scenes ghostwriting for the likes of Dr. Dre and P. Diddy since 2000. After sneaking on to the set of Dre's movie, The Wash, and waiting for 16 hours, Smitty spit a couple rhymes for the good doctor and within 2 weeks was in the studio. Ghostwriting songs for the movies soundtrack, as well as Dre's forever shelved Detox, led to an immediate offer to sign with Aftermath; however, Smitty turned it down along with offers from Roc-A-Fella, Arista, Capitol Records, Def Jam, Elektra, and Jive. Deciding to settle down with J Records, this Face Mob member, co-signed by non other than Scarface, is set to drop "Life Of A Troubled Child" later this year. As a little teaser/buzz before his debut, Smitty drops "The Voice Of The Ghetto," so we can get better acquainted...check out the crazy production on this joint!!!!
As a side job, he started ghostwriting songs for other artists
Brown was born on July 2, 1949 in the Hacklebarney section of Southeastern Iowa. His mother was an English teacher who played guitar, and taught her son about both books and music; his father earned his living as an electrician and scrap metal dealer, but also preached in a Pentecostal church on Sundays. As his family traveled throughout the Midwest, Brown soaked up a broad range of musical influences: gospel, blues, country, bluegrass, classical, and rock & roll. At the age of six, he learned to play the pump organ, and soon picked up the guitar from his mother. After graduating from high school, Brown enrolled at the University of Iowa; he signed up for a talent competition and won first prize, an opening spot at a campus concert by singer/songwriter Eric Andersen. Andersen liked Brown’s performance and told the teenager he should consider moving East and trying his hand at a career in music. Brown needed no further encouragement, and soon quit school and headed to New York, where he found a steady gig at Gerde’s Folk City, performing and running the weekly Hootenanny night. After a year in New York, Brown lit out for the West Coast, where he landed a job ghostwriting songs for Buck Ram, longtime manager of the Platters; while Brown said he learned a lot about writing on a deadline, he didn’t enjoy life in Los Angeles and opted to return to Iowa.