What would you do if you were getting hella bands as a 15-year-old?
Well, it’s safe to say South Bronx rapper Smooky MarGielaa is not having the average teenage summer. Recently receiving an A$AP Rocky co-sign, Smooky MarGielaa is young, fly, and coming for ya neck. MarGielaa is all about his shmoney.
Straight out of 169th and Morris Ave., MarGielaa saw a lot that influenced his career from his work ethic down to his name.
In a recent meeting with Kulture Hub the young rapper touched on what inspires him to go hard,
“It was crazy stuff going on in the Bronx especially where I grew up at, 169 and Morris, it’s crazy out there. I’ve seen crazy stuff out there. I used to know people that rapped. My bro named Tay Mufasa used to rap before he passed away. So, for me that made me want to go hard and keep carrying on.”
MarGielaa also discussed the story behind his name,
“Smooky MarGielaa! One of my cousins got locked up and his name is Smoke. I haven’t seen him since like 2011. Yeah, his name was Smook, so I started off with Smooky and then I did a song called Margielas then after that song that’s when it all started Smooky Margielaa. You feel Me?”
MarGielaa broke through the sound waves at just 13 years old.
Peep one of his early songs below “Codeine.”
Smooky listened to Rocky coming up and he knew it was a wrap once the AWGE CEO gave him the co-sign. That was the first huge artist MarGielaa had ever met. He told us what it was like,
“Getting the co-sign from Rocky was crazy, I went to my moms like, ‘Mommy look’ and she was like ‘Wow, thats Rocky!’ My whole family was hype, my sister was going crazy. Everybody in my hood listens to Rocky. So, once they saw that, they knew it was over.”
Flacko has really taken the young blood under his wing
Rocky brought MarGielaa on stage at SXSW 2017…
A Boogie Wit da Hoodie peeped the youngin’s movements and got had him on stage with him in Cali…
And for his Bday weekend, Smooky got to share a stage with Kung Fu Kenny, dap it up with Kanye, and bring in his 15th year with Rocky and fellow GRAPE Records member Drew Drippy in June
We LIT‼️ Peep My Starting .. Believe In Yourself THANK YOU GOD FOR LETTING ME SEE 15 Got to share the stage with @kendricklamar & brought my birthday in with my brothers#EidMubarak #GetRichAndPrayEveryday #AWGEshxt #MamaLookAtYaBabyBoy #SpentMyBirthdayWithKANYE & my big bro @asaprocky #MyIdols #AlwaysGotDrewDrippyWitMe
So far, MarGielaa has also featured on a track with A$AP affiliate Marty Baller on his latest mixtape Baller Nation and will be featured on A$AP Twelvyy’s debut album 12.
And with Rocky announcing the first month of AWGEST, it’s about to be lit for Smooky.
— LORD FLACKO JODYE II (@asvpxrocky) August 2, 2017
He told us he plans on releasing “Black Card,” which features Rocky and a track with Juicy J.
MarGielaa is looking to drop a mixtape called A Tribe Called Grape, so keep your ear to the streets.
On some real, Smooky will always keep it 100.
Update: Smooky Margielaa as promised dropped “Black Card” and threw in some bonuses on Cozy Tapes Vol. 2, “Bahamas,” “BYF,” and “Get the Bag.” A Tribe Called GRAPE coming soon.