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Omar Pineiro[3] (born May 15, 1997), known professionally as Smokepurpp, is an American rapper from Miami, Florida. Pineiro released his first music video "It’s Nothin" with Lil Ominous on September 23, 2014. Pineiro initially found success on the audio distribution platform SoundCloud in 2016 after his song "Ski Mask" and "Audi" went viral. Originally a producer, Pineiro is one of the most known figures of the "SoundCloud rap" movement due to his influence on artists such as Lil Pump who have since entered the mainstream music market.

Smokepurpp
Smokepurpp.jpg
Smokepurpp in May 2018
Background information
Birth nameOmar Pineiro
Also known as
  • Smokepurpp
  • Lil Water
  • Lil Purpp
Born (1997-05-15) May 15, 1997 (age 21)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
OriginMiami, Florida
Genres
Years active2013–present
Labels
Associated acts

Pineiro released his debut commercial mixtape Deadstar on September 28, 2017,[4] and the mixtape peaked at number 42 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[5]

Contents

Early life

Pineiro was born on May 15, 1997[3] in Chicago, Illinois.[6] He and his family moved to Miami, Florida when he was three years old.[6] Speaking on his upbringing, Pineiro described himself during high school as a calm individual who surrounded himself with diverse groups of people.[7]

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.[8]

Career

Pineiro originally started to pursue music in high school, starting as a producer. Pineiro began to rap due to the lack of people actually buying his produced instrumentals.[9] Pineiro's first song was released on SoundCloud in 2015 but Pineiro quickly deleted it due to its lack of quality, soon uploading his second song, "Live Off A Lick" featuring Florida native rapper XXXTentacion.[10] Pineiro eventually dropped out of high school due to his budding music career.[8]

In March 2017, Pineiro signed to Interscope Records and Alamo Records.[11] Following this, he announced his debut mixtape on March 9, 2017 on the social media platform Twitter.[12] Several days later on March 14, 2017, Pineiro announced that his debut commercial mixtape would be titled Deadstar.[13]

Pineiro released the single, "Audi" in May 2017.[14] The single soon became his biggest song with over 25 million plays on SoundCloud[15] and 33 million streams on Spotify[16] 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.[17] Pineiro announced later on that Deadstar would be delayed, stating no expected release date.[18]

On September 28, 2017, Pineiro released Deadstar. The mixtape included features from artists such as Chief Keef, Juicy J and Travis Scott.[4] The mixtape debuted at 42 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[5] Following the release of the mixtape, Pineiro signed to Cactus Jack Records.[19]

On November 8, 2017, Pineiro was on the MTV show TRL, where he announced that he has a collaboration mixtape coming soon with Murda Beatz titled Bless Yo Trap.[20] He later released 2 singles from the mixtape called 123 and Do Not Disturb, the latter which featured Lil Yachty and Offset from the Migos. The mixtape was released on April 13, 2018.

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 has a project coming in 2018 called Sound of Space, along with his Deadstar 2 project.

Discography

EPs

List of extended plays and selected details
Title Extended play details
Up Now Fuck Next
  • Released: May 12, 2017
  • Label: Alamo
  • Format: Digital download

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes, with selected details
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[21]
US R&B/HH
[22]
US Rap
[23]
CAN
[24]
Deadstar 42 24 16 77
Bless Yo Trap
(with Murda Beatz)
  • Released: April 13, 2018[25]
  • Label: Alamo, Interscope, Cactus Jack
  • Formats: Digital download
40 22 17 30
Deadstar 2
  • Released: 2018
  • Label: Alamo, Interscope, Cactus Jack
  • Formats: Digital download
Sounds of Space
  • Released: TBD
  • Label: Alamo, Interscope, Cactus Jack
  • Formats: Digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
Bub.

[26]
"Audi" 2017 Deadstar
"123"
(with Murda Beatz)
2018 19 Bless Yo Trap
"Do Not Disturb"
(with Murda Beatz featuring Offset and Lil Yachty)
"Nephew"
(featuring Lil Pump)
5 TBA

Notes

References

  1. ^ David Drake (October 11, 2017). "Smokepurpp "Deadstar" Album Review". Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  2. ^ Jon Caramanica (2018-03-21). "Two SoundCloud Rap Outlaws Push Boundaries From the Fringes". Retrieved 2018-06-16. And yet something slightly different has been happening: Many of the sound’s key players — Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, Trippie Redd — have been absorbed into the music industry, becoming a kind of farm team for hip-hop’s mainstream.
  3. ^ a b Carter, Brooke. "SmokePurpp Net Worth 2017 – How Much Is He Worth Now?". Gazette Review. Archived from the original on 2 June 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Smokepurpp's 'Deadstar' Is Finally Here". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  5. ^ a b "Smokepurpp Deadstar Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  6. ^ a b "Look At Me!: The Noisy, Blown-Out SoundCloud Revolution Redefining Rap". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  7. ^ No Jumper (2016-10-06), The SmokePurpp Interview - No Jumper, retrieved 2017-10-11
  8. ^ a b "Smokepurpp | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  9. ^ Mass Appeal (2017-05-10), Open Space: SmokePurpp, retrieved 2017-10-11
  10. ^ smokepurpp ft. xxxtentacion - Live Off A Lick [prod. YUNG TREL], retrieved 2017-10-11
  11. ^ "Smokepurpp Signs to Todd Moscowitz's Alamo Records - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  12. ^ purpp, lil (8 March 2017). "New tape on the way... pic.twitter.com/1gLi1sEY5h". @smokepurpp. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  13. ^ "Smokepurpp Announces 'Deadtstar' Mixtape, Drops 'Woah' - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  14. ^ "Smokepurpp Goes Nuts on New Song 'Audi'". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  15. ^ Audi., retrieved 2017-10-11
  16. ^ Audi., 2017-05-19, retrieved 2017-10-11
  17. ^ "Smokepurpp Announces 'DEADSTAR' Release Date, Premieres New Song 'Bless Yo Trap'". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  18. ^ "Smokepurpp Reveals "DEADSTAR" Delay, TM88 Production". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  19. ^ "Smokepurpp Signs to Travis Scott's Cactus Jack Records". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  20. ^ "SMOKEPURPP & TAMAR BRAXTON LIVED UP TO THE HYPE ON TRL - MTV". MTV. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  21. ^ "Smokepurpp Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  22. ^ "Smokepurpp Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  23. ^ "Smokepurpp Chart History: Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  24. ^ "Smokepurpp Chart History: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  25. ^ "Smokepurpp Confirms "Bless Yo Trap" Drop With Magical Artwork". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  26. ^ "Smokepurpp Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  27. ^ "Gold & Platinum – RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved January 31, 2018.