[TUHH] Tell us about yourself. Name? Where are you from? What kind of music you create?
My Name is Edgar Quevedo aka Smarts. I was born in Mexico and raised in Long Beach California.
I create the kind of music that is held within my emotions and thoughts. I try to add facts as much
as I can to my music.
[TUHH] How did you get started in music?
I've always love to rhyme since I was a kid, but really started focusing on recording
when I no longer heard what I wanted to listen to through various outlets like radio, tv and
[TUHH] How did the Hip Hop I Am album come about?
Well Caper and I had done a track that Su-Preme produced before on my album Political Party a few years back.
He just sent me the track and I was with it.
[TUHH] What was the vision for your song on the " HIP HOP I AM " album? What was the title? Why did you choose that title?
Caper sent me the track with his verse already on it and then sent it within hours with the chorus and title already on it.
I heard the verse and chorus and knew my direction.
[TUHH] What is your favorite part of creating music or performing?
My favorite part of creating music is seeing where the beat is going to take my imagination.
Having people vibing with my music it and singing along is a great feeling.
Its an adrenaline rush for sure, I feel invincible when onstage.
[TUHH] Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from personal experiences and current events. So you'll hear me reference my daughter, or things
such as the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership).
[TUHH] What are some of the highlights from the past year for you? What?s in store for 2016?
Ive been working a lot of features lately, artists such as Sadat X, Killah Priest, Planetary (Army of the Pharaohs), Block McCloud (Army of the Pharaohs), Capitol I-Man (Tha Mexakinz), and 2Mex (The Visionaries). I'm just building the catalog and try to work with
the elite mc's of the industry.
[TUHH] If you had to pick your top 5 ?coolest things in the world?, what would they be? (can be music related? or not)
One of them has to be the internet for sure.
[TUHH] Who is your favorite or most loyal fans?
I get all types of fan, I'm just happy i have so many. I surprised where my fan base spreads at times I get plays in places in the world I never heard of. Whenever I do I live shows I usually have that crowd of loyal fans that support from my hometown in Long Beach.
[TUHH] What is one thing you?ve learned during your career in music? Any advice for people starting out in the industry?
Don't ever sell yourself short.
[TUHH] Anything else we should know about you?
The Killah Priest single "War Council" is out now on soundcloud:
You should be expecting more known features in the future.
[TUHH] Where can your fans find you on the web? (social media/website links)