Vance Smith

Vance Smith

BandHip HopSinger/Songwriter

Vance Smith is an artist that transcends multiple genres as a singer, rapper and songwriter. Contrary to most artists who claim to rap and sing, yet are exceptional at only one of the two; Vance truly does it all. He has the rare ability to create music that has both substance and hit-potential.

Biography

Originally from Long Island, New York, Vance comes from a long line of musicians including his grandfather who played the trumpet and his grandmother who sang and worked with the legendary John Coltrane. As a child, Vance was entranced by his mother’s singing ability and from there began the foundation of his appreciation for music. He credits the support of his family and his musical family lineage to his sincere passion for good music.

In 2004 Vance relocated to Atlanta, GA with his family and during college at Columbus State his music career and talent flourished and marked him as one of the most sought after songwriters and performers in the city. His first mixtape project Running Green Lights was released in 2010 and allowed him the opportunity to open for J Cole at UGA. In 2012 he released his second project 23 Reasons, and the first single “All Night” has been played on the main Atlanta hip-hop radio stations V103 and Hot 107.9, where it was a “Battle Grounds” winner five consecutive nights. It also received heavy rotation on Columbus, GA radio stations, and in major Atlanta clubs such as Velvet Room and Compound. In the Fall of 2012 Vance performed at major colleges during their Homecoming season for his successful All Night Tour.

In February 2013 Vance released the first single off of his first full R&B EP 1956 on-air with 98.3 The Beat in Columbus, GA entitled On The Way.

This new, full R&B EP entitled 1956 is a groundbreaking venture for Vance Smith. Not only is it his first full R&B project but he also wrote every song on the project, showcasing his talents as a singer and songwriter in addiCon to his popularity as a rapper. The title 1956 was picked specifically for this project because of the influential moments in music with the rise of Elvis and Chuck Berry during this year. The genre of R&B and the performer became a staple in the music industry, solidifying the impact that the sultry voices of talented black performers had on the masses. On 1956 Vance is getting back to true R&B content and sound, pulling from those who made it infamous. The project remains modern with Vance singing over traditional “trap” beats, proving yet again his innovative creative musical ear. The project is scheduled to release Spring/Summer 2013, with accompanying videos and a Spring College Tour.

Discography

LP- "23 Reasons" May 2012

Single- "All Night" - radio airplay Hot 107.9 Atlanta, V103.3 Atlanta, 98.3 the Beat Columbus

Single- "Down" - radio airplay 98.3 the Beat Columbus