With an unreal perspective on the world, derived from life experiences and a desire to learn, Joshua Luke Smith is wordsmith with a smart outlook on his musical output.
Born in London, raised in Pakistan and currently based in Bath, the poet, rapper and producer has just dropped his debut EP ‘Dead Man’. Alongside his music career, he is passionate activist. The unique perspective he has gained through such work feeds into the record. This is best illustrated by his quote in release of the album:
To celebrate the weakness in yourself and others as an opportunity to love without condition and reservation. To abandon ambition in the celebration of others. To rest in the knowledge you’re not competing for your calling. To be more interested in the health of your soul then the success of your goals. To live with nothing to prove & nothing to lose. Forsaking the illusion that you are what you do.”
Inspired by the likes of Nas, The Roots and Fugees as a child, the 5 track EP bridges upbeat soulful-pop and contemporary rap. With features on New Music Friday, Alternative Hip Hop and Chilled Pop Hits playlists, Smith enjoys support from different corners of the streaming world. The statistics are also proof of such support. In the past seven days alone, his total artist playlist following has increased by 734% to over 2.8 million (TalentAI).