Smokepurpp

Omar Jeffery Pineiro[7] (born May 15, 1997), known professionally as Smokepurpp, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Originally a record producer, Pineiro later found success on the audio distribution platform SoundCloud in 2017 from his surge in popularity due to his track "Audi".

Smokepurpp
Smokepurpp in May 2018
Smokepurpp in May 2018
Background information
Birth nameOmar Jeffery Pineiro
Also known as
  • Lil Purpp
  • Lil Water
  • Yung West[1]
  • Yung Vegazz
  • Lil Home Invasion[2]
Born (1997-05-15) May 15, 1997 (age 23)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
OriginMiami, Florida, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2010–present[6]
Labels
Associated acts
Websitedeadstar2.com

Pineiro released his debut commercial mixtape Deadstar on September 28, 2017,[8] and the mixtape peaked at number 42 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[9]

Early life

Smokepurpp was born on May 15, 1997,[10] in Chicago, Illinois.[11] He and his family moved to Miami, Florida when he was three years old.[11] Speaking on his upbringing, Pineiro described himself during high school as a calm individual who surrounded himself with diverse groups of people.[12]

Pineiro began his music career as a producer, a hobby he picked up due to boredom. While doing this, he had a major influence in getting his friend Lil Pump into rapping as well. He began to rap when no one bought his produced instrumentals and due to the success of several tracks on the audio distribution platform SoundCloud, Pineiro dropped out of high school in his senior year.[13]

His musical influences are Kanye West, Taking Back Sunday, Every Avenue, Young Thug and Lucki.[14]

Career

2014–2016: Early work

Pineiro originally started to pursue music in high school, starting as a producer, as many others, Pineiro started publishing his art on SoundCloud. Pineiro began to rap due to the lack of people actually buying his produced instrumentals.[15] Pineiro's first song was released on SoundCloud in 2015, but he quickly deleted it due to its lack of quality, soon uploading his second song, "Live Off a Lick" featuring Florida native rapper XXXTentacion.[16] Pineiro eventually dropped out of high school due to his budding music career.[13] Pineiro later released his first music video on September 23, 2014, titled "It's Nothin" with rapper Lil Ominous, who is also Pineiro's cousin.

2017–2018: Breakthrough success and charting albums

In March 2017, Pineiro signed a joint venture record deal with Alamo Records and Interscope Records.[17] Following this, he announced his debut commercial mixtape on March 9, 2017 on Twitter.[18] Several days later on March 14, 2017, Pineiro announced that the mixtape would be titled Deadstar.[19]

Pineiro released his commercial debut single, "Audi", in May 2017.[20] The single soon became his biggest song with over 25 million plays on SoundCloud[21] and 122 million streams on Spotify[22] as of October 2017. In September 2017, Pineiro announced that the release date for Deadstar was September 22, releasing the single "Bless Yo Trap" following the announcement.[23] Pineiro announced later on that Deadstar would be delayed, stating no expected release date.[24]

On September 28, 2017, Pineiro released Deadstar. The mixtape includes features from artists such as Chief Keef, Juicy J and Travis Scott.[8] The mixtape debuted at number 42 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[9] Following the release of the mixtape, on November 8, 2017, Pineiro was on the MTV show TRL, where he announced that he had a collaboration mixtape coming soon with Murda Beatz titled Bless Yo Trap.[25] He later released two singles from the mixtape called "123" and "Do Not Disturb", the latter which features Lil Yachty and Offset from rap group Migos. The mixtape was released on April 13, 2018.[26]

On March 20, 2018, while Pineiro was at SXSW, he did an interview with Nardwuar the Human Serviette, and in that interview, Nardwuar exposed that he had a project coming in 2018 called Sound of Space, along with his Deadstar 2 project.[27]

2019–present: Debut studio album

On April 19, 2019, Pineiro released his EP Lost Planet via Alamo Records. The EP includes guest appearances from fellow rappers Gunna, Lil Pump, and NLE Choppa.[28] On December 13, he released his debut studio album, Deadstar 2, after many delays.[29] Although it did not perform as commercially well as his previous projects, it did peak at number 86 on the Canadian Albums chart.

Pineiro released his second studio album, Florida Jit, on June 19, 2020.[30][31]

Discography

Studio albums

Studio albums and selected details
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[32]
CAN
[33]
Deadstar 2[34] 137 86
Florida Jit
  • Released: June 19, 2020[30]
  • Label: Alamo, Interscope
  • Format: Digital download

Extended plays

List of extended plays and selected details
Title Extended play details
Up Now Fuck Next
  • Released: May 12, 2017
  • Label: Alamo, Interscope
  • Format: Digital download
Lost Planet
  • Released: April 19, 2019
  • Label: Alamo, Interscope
  • Format: Digital download
PSYCHO (Legally Insane)[36]
  • Released: February 12, 2021
  • Label: Alamo, Interscope
  • Format: Digital download

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes, with selected details
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[32]
US R&B/HH
[37]
US Rap
[38]
BEL
(FL)

[39]
CAN
[40]
NZ
Heat.
[41]
Deadstar
  • Released: September 29, 2017
  • Label: Alamo, Interscope
  • Formats: Digital download
42 24 16 77
Bless Yo Trap
(with Murda Beatz)
  • Released: April 13, 2018[42]
  • Label: Alamo, Interscope
  • Formats: Digital download
40 22 17 193 30 4
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
Bub.

[43]
US
R&B/HH
Bub.

[44]
CAN
[45]
NZ
Hot

[46]
"Ski Mask" 2017 Non-album single
"Audi" 8 Deadstar
"123"
(with Murda Beatz)
2018 19 4 Bless Yo Trap
"Do Not Disturb"
(with Murda Beatz featuring Offset and Lil Yachty)
"Nephew"
(featuring Lil Pump)
5 1 96 Non-album single
"Remember Me" 2019 Lost Planet
"Stevie" Deadstar 2
"Dirty Dirty"
(featuring Lil Skies)
37
"Audi II"
"What I Please"
(featuring Denzel Curry)
30
"Off My Chest"
(featuring Lil Pump)[48]
2020 Florida Jit
"Big Dawg"
(featuring Rick Ross)[49]
"Said a Lotta Things"[50] Non-album single
"Gelato"
(with Eladio Carrion and Duki featuring Hide Miyabi)
"Birdz"
(with Wuki)[51]
2021 TBA
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[52]
US
R&B/HH
[53]
CAN
[54]
IRE
[55]
NZ
Hot
[56]
SCO
[57]
UK
[58]
UK R&B/HH
"Costa Rica"[59]
(Dreamville featuring Bas, JID, Mez, Buddy, Jace, Reese Laflare, Ski Mask the Slump God, Guapdad 4000, and Smokepurpp)
2019 75 30 71 Revenge of the Dreamers lll
"Body Bag"[60]
(Ricky Remedy featuring Smokepurpp and Zay27)
Non-album single
"Poppin"
(KSI featuring Lil Pump and Smokepurpp)
2020 52 13 25 43 23 Dissimulation

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