SET THE SMITH is originally from Minneapolis Minnesota , where his father Charles C. Lockhart founded the first hip hop label called Chill Records in 1985. His father released his first project in 1986 entitled The IRM Crew , which at that time were the first rappers on wax out of Minneapolis. SET THE SMITH was raised off of hip hop . He has released several projects stretching all the way back to 1996 . His father passed in April of 2017 , and as the new owner of Chill Records inc , his goal is to put out what he likes to coin "hip hop soul".. He produces , writes and arranges his own music. He also performs all of his own vocals . We hope you appreciate the authenticity that your about to hear.
Q: What's it like growing up in Mpls? Does the city have interesting stories about Prince? A: I only lived in Minneapolis until I was three, but I have fond memories of it. Even now that I live in a suburb of Minneapolis, I still feel like I'm a part of Minneapolis. I think a lot of Minnesotans have "Minneapolis Pride", even if they don't live in Minneapolis. Minneapolis has so many fun things to see and do, and the arts are very important here, with so many theaters and live shows. Prince put us on the map for music. I hear Prince stories everywhere I go in Minnesota. I've met so many people who were associated with Prince, including one of his dancers, and even a former Paisley Park employee working as a cashier at the local grocery store, so I've heard many Prince stories. I wish I could've been a Chanhassen resident when Prince was still alive, because I know that many Chanhassen residents saw him casually riding his bike around