Smokey Da Bandit

Smokey Da Bandit

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Smokey Da Bandit is an artist of various sounds. His articulate lyrics bring you into the experiences of his past and current state. The bass lines and witty punch lines keep you waiting for the next one. Music by Smokey has a familiarity to real life and can be interpreted by all.


Smokey Da Bandit

As the New Year began on January 1st, 1981, Terrell J. McSee was born at Victory Memorial Hospital in Waukegan, Illinois. His mother gave birth to 2 other siblings with him being the oldest of them all. As for having a father present it was not evident, but the love was still felt. The old statement is considered to be evident is his upbringing with a father not being present. "Papa was a rolling stone!" He also has 10 other brothers and sisters on his father's side. His mother was the one to lead by example by consistently moving him to and from in pursuit of a better environment for him to grow up in. However, it was not possible because trouble seemed to be in each area in which they settled. Growing up in various cities, such as, Waukegan, Gurnee, North Chicago, Southside of Chicago, and several other cities throughout the area of Illinois Terrell would slowly walk into the world of hip hop and rap music.

When he was eleven years old, his uncle was murdered. This inspired him to pursue his own ability that his uncle knew he had, and that was rapping himself. This became his voice to shout out to the world his views and feelings. Being influenced by so many rappers of that time he could only fit into the puzzle perfectly. He was influenced by artist such as; Kriss Kross, N.W.A, Snoop Dogg, Whodini, Prince, 2Pac, Method Man, and so many others, thus explaining the variety in his style of music and presentation. Creating who is known as today... Smokey Da Bandit.

In 1994 Smokey moved from the Lake County Area to Chicago’s South Side and started running reckless in the streets with some of his closest friends. Music was his savior. After a couple of “wrong turns”, Smokey decided to stay focused on his music more and began hitting the studios hard and achieving real accomplishments. Forming groups such as Souljaz Mobbin with his brother Pac-Man and later becoming Empty Soulz Entertainment. Creating groups such as, Misundastood, Chris J., and Killa Boy. Beginning from an idea Empty Soulz Entertainment has now turned into a movement. Also recruiting artist such as: Jimmy Bones, Bigg, Lil Jay, PC, Liteskin, and many others. A dream of two young men has now been turned into a team that is 14 strong. There is even a street team that has been created as well.

Since then Da Bandit has created a buzz in the streets by performing in various events and talent shows such as: the Apollo in North Chicago, IL, Waukegan, IL, and Great Lakes, IL. He has also appeared in several Afro Fest events, as well as Drop Squad Entertainment’s Midwest Exposure, SoRaw Inc.’s Operation Meltdown I, II, & III, YBG Ent./ Bad Boy South Hood 2 Hood Showcase in Glenwood, IL & the “Be Violence Free” event hosted by Power 92 radio station. He was blessed with the opportunity to open up for industry artist such as: DO OR DIE & TRAE THE TRUTH of Rap-a-Lot Records, TWISTA, BIZZY BONE, YOUNG GUNZ & PETEY PABLO, & has even hosted several house party events as well as his own, “Da Bandit’s Crunkfest”, at the South Side Boy's and Girls Club youth center in Waukegan, IL, with the assistance from Pimp Status Entertainment.
Smokey Da Bandit is currently seeking radio airplay and distribution services. Projects he is currently working on are: his Junior LP “Neva Satisfied”, hosting “Tha Writer’s Block” open mic every Wednesday, and hosting “Tha Smoking Section” the Empty Soulz Entertainment online radio station every Saturday. When Smokey is not performing at local clubs or at open mic’s around the Midwest and Southern areas, you can catch him at the studio recording hot new tracks, or out in the street’s promoting ESE by selling CD’s and posting flyers.

Some of his many accomplishments are CD's like "The Flesh is Weak....The Soul Is Immortal" with singles such as "Soul Snatchin" & "My Block." His sophomore album called "Chicago Syndicate" with singles like, "Trapped", "Shake Dat (Sum' Mo)" & "Darkness", which gained him attention from local media outlets. And now he is prepared to release his junior CD entitled "Neva Satisfied" with guest appearances by T.G.O., Suave, The Preacher, Lil' Rilla, Blu Raggz, Thug Grisoul, Jimmy Bones, Indiana’s Own RIC JILLA, and many others.

He also has a track record of collaborations and mix CD's such as, Drama F.O.E. presents The Go Getta's Vol. 1 , Flame Spittin' Records Midwest Hustlaz Vol. 1, Empty Soulz Entertainments Enter The Soul Chambers Vol.1, BlockLife Compilation's Vol. 1 & 2, along with many others. And now he has become hands on in video as well. Directing videos and short films including "Thirsty I & II and The Beat" alongside his longtime friend, Cornell Ford of Dark Urban Symphony Entertainment. Credit must also be given for music videos:"Trapped" & "Shake Dat (Sum Mo)" off of his sophomore album, "City of Lost Souls" by Indecipherable Speech & "Lean On Me" by Empty Soulz own Pac-Man.

As humble as he


JR LP: Neva Satisfied
1. Fruity Snack
2. Wonderful
3. Shuda Said Somethin
4. I'm Doin Me

Sophomore LP: Chicago Syndicate
1. Trapped
2.Shake Dat (Sum Mo')
3. Darkness
4. The Code
5. Night Time Lover

Set List

Songs usually performed are:
Fruity Snack