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Hardaway Smith

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
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"Hardaway Smith - Eyes Wide Open"

If you don’t keep your Eyes (and ears) Wide Open, you risk missing missing something dope—for example, a dope Booth debut. Those who were paying enough attention to see Hardaway Smith‘s face pop up on our homepage are sure to enjoy the L.A. native’s latest single, a laid-back, LaVi$h-produced jam emphasizing the importance of staying alert and attentive at all times. Complete with the immortal hook and backing vocals of Anita Baker (sampled from Angel), this is just one of many quality cuts set for inclusion on Hardaway’s Smith Renaissance: Absolut LP, set to drop September 27. - DJ Booth

"Hardaway Smith: Eyes Wide Open (feat Faith James) [Music Video]"

Here’s the video to “Eyes Wide Open”, the first single off Hardaway Smith‘s debut album Smith Renaissance: Absolut. The video is directed by Eddy O. of SevenEightLA while the track is produced by LaVish. I gotta admit that I never heard of Hardaway Smith before but this smooth cut will definitely make me wanna hear more! Download the track here. - Kevin Nottingham

"Hardaway Smith Feat. Faith James: Eyes Wide Open (Video)"

How about I hand to you all the official video for the first single from Hardaway Smith’s debut album, “Smith Renaissance: Absolut.” The music video was directed by Eddy O. of SevenEightLA. “Eyes Wide Open” was produced by rapper/producer LaVish and samples Anita Baker’s Angel. “Smith Renaissance: Absolut” will be made available for your enjoyment on September 27th. So be ready! - Y Not My Dream

"Hardaway Smith – Eyes Wide Open"

“The first single from Hardaway Smith’s album is titled “Eyes Wide Open” sampling Anita Baker’s hit record, “Angel”. Look out for his LP Smith Renaissance: Absolut releasing September 27th.” - C'est La Vie

"music:: So in Love by Elle"

Check out this song for a refreshing break from the monotonous (Google it?) “welcome to the hood”, “shake ya ass and I’ll make it rain on you”, “I got so much money I’ma need another n*gga just to count it for me” basic music BS that is played all day long on the radio.

WHOO, what an intro right? The song “So In Love” by the talented newcomer Elle is really beautiful. - Aja

"ELLE "Inhibitions" (2011)"

Take a little bit of Lauryn Hill’s versatile style, match it with the soulful voice of Marsha Ambrosius, and place the beauty of Jennifer Lopez all in a pot and you’ll get the star ELLE. Those are colossal comparisons, but ELLE can live up to all of them. Coming from Los Angeles, singer-songwriter Elle is hoping to make a name for herself by relating to her fans personally. This can be heard evidently with her latest project, Inhibitions. This eight track EP is by far one of the most beautiful compilations of music one can listen to. Not only does she give you sexy tracks that will send anyone into a hormonal frenzy like “All Night” but she switches up the sound and explores her versatility by giving the listener a heart-clenching ballad with “Heart Stop”. It’s completely flooring to hear such a talent that is yet to be discovered. With standout tracks “So In Love” and potential club-bangers with “The Only One” it is foolish for one not to enjoy such a unique artist.If you do not download any of Holly Roger's recommendations, you must download this one. - Juwan Platt

"ELLE’s “So In Love” Is Our New Favorite R&B Track"

* Blog
* Music

ELLE’s “So In Love” Is Our New Favorite R&B Track

* January 31, 2011 8:35 PM
* Staff

We blog a lot about hip hop around here, but we really want you to know that we’re big saps for a nice R&B track. Give us some Donell Jones or some Groove Theory on a nice Tuesday morning, and we may just quit our day jobs. Now maybe you can imagine our glee, yes glee, when we came across the music of Los Angeles’ own ELLE in our inbox. The singer-songwriter’s track “So In Love” really hit us hard, and made us sit down to listen to her EP Inhibitions. We think we found a gem here, and figured we should share her with you. But we just want to say that when she blows up, and we’re banking that she will, that you guys don’t forget who put you on notice. - Staff

"Are You Sleeping?: ELLE Presents Inhibitions EP"

Todays offering comes from Elle a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles. Her EP “Inhibitions” is full of 7th day chill mode tracks. I said to myself… wait she’s singing over a Ratatat beat? I need this in my life! So I downloaded it and had to share it with you guys. Besides she’s the first singer to submit something to lolamack.com. All artforms are embraced here submit that talent! - Lola Mack

"The Put On: Elle "Inhibitions" EP"

Singer/ songwriter from Los Angeles released her debut EP Inhibitions this Tuesday.

Elle, who was born Lauren Wilkins, intends to carve her place in the music industry by using life experiences as inspiration for her honest and heartfelt lyrics.

In September of 2010, Elle released her first mixtape Celebrity Dreams: Vol. 1 which included seven covers of industry artists such as Drake, Robin Thicke, Paramore, N.E.R.D. and many more.

Production credits for Inhibitions include Corey G. and Radio G., and all songs were written entirely by Elle. The official single for the album is "So In Love" and can be downloaded here.

Below, is the track "All Night" featuring rapper eLay. I like the chill vibe of the track, and her melodic vocals are hypnotizing.

For more info and to hear more of Elle's music visit her official website and follow her on Twitter @CelebrityDreams.

Good Luck, Elle! - Lauren M. Williams

"Elle - Inhibitions EP"

Elle drops her EP today as promised titled Inhibitions with production by Radio G., Corey G & more. hit the jump for the tracklist & download link.
- Swaggatory

"ELLE Presents “Inhibitions” (EP)"

Last week we brought you a lil goodness from Elle in the form of the song entitled “So In Love” produced by Oddisee. This week we are pleased to bring you the entire EP that “So In Love” was culled from. - GFM

"New Music-ELLE “So In Love” (Produced by Oddisee)"

Singer/songwriter ELLE’s debut EP, Inhibitions is set to release on January 4th, 2011. Featuring production from Ratatat, Corey G, Oddisee, and Radio G. and was written by ELLE in it’s entirety.

Here is the first single from Inhibitions entitled, “So In Love”. Produced by Oddisee. - GFM

"ELLE "So In Love""

ELLE is a singer/songerwriter getting ready to drop her debut EP, Inhibitions. The EP will be released January 4th and features "So In Love" a promo track produced by Oddisee. The song is fresh, and has me interested in checking out more from ELLE. - DJ RTC

"Artist Spotlight: Elle"

Hailing from the musical metropolis that is Los Angeles, singer-songwriter Elle (Lauren Wilkins) is hoping to create a name for herself amongst a vast sea of blossoming talent through her personal yet relatable music. She uses her life experiences as inspiration for her honest and heartfelt lyrics that she gracefully delivers with her beautiful voice. Although singing and songwriting have always been her passion, it wasn’t until Elle saw a live show at the Hotel Café that she realized she had played it safe long enough, and had to pursue this dream.

In September 2010, Elle recorded and released her debut seven-track mixtape, Celebrity Dreams Vol. 1, which featured covers of songs by Robin Thicke, Paramore, Drake, and many more hoping to showcase her versatility as an artist. After receiving many unexpected downloads and positive feedback, Elle realized that her dreams could become a reality, and with newfound confidence she began work on her first EP entitled “Inhibitions”. - Kmart


Smith Renaissance: Absolut, 9.27.11



“If no one takes anything else from my music I want them to see the passion & hard work. I also want them to understand I’m going to work my ass off 100% every time and I want my fans to see my progress.” As he says smiling “I'm excited.”

Hardaway Smith is ready to offer the world his debut album, titled Smith Renaissance: Absolut. LA’s own Jeremy Smith, born November 19, 1992 is set to make a name for himself along side producer Corey G. with his debut project.

At the age of ten when his parents divorced and with father in and out of jail, Hardaway began using poetry as an outlet. With a great rhyme scheme and the right instrumentation he believed music was a talent he could pursue and in his early teens is when he began to take his craft seriously. “It's the whole concept of working harder than everyone else to not only be the number 1 artist but also mogul in the future through the grace of God.” Explaining drawing his stage name from his favorite NBA player, Penny Hardaway whom wore jersey number 1.

Hardaway and producer Corey G. began production on SR: Absolut in March 2011. The majority of the album is produced by Corey G. and also features production from rapper/producer LaVish. As an ambition kid and surrounded by all sorts of music thanks to his grandfathers heavy music influence a career in music is only fitting. “I began rapping because I've always liked to write journals as a kid and my grandfather Paul Lewis was very passionate about music. We shared music. Before he passed he told me he wanted me to pursue what he loved. I told him I would make him proud and finish the chapters. So here I am.”