|Birthday:||Oct 17, 1985|
|Age:||36 years old|
|Height:||5.9 feet (178cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Last Updated:||May, 2022|
D Smoke is an American rapper who gained prominence after winning Netflix’s music show Rhythm + Flow. Apart from being a rapper, he is also a songwriter and plays a variety of musical instruments like piano, drums, and guitar. The 36 years old rapper grew up in a musical background with their mother being a gospel singer and his uncle a bass player for musician Prince. Music has always been a big part of his life and he worked as a music recording teacher at Inglewood High school. Currently, Smoke has a net worth of $700,000 that he has earned from his music career.
How Did D Smoke Become Rich?
D Smoke is not yet a millionaire but he is definitely on his way to being one. Smoke has always been interested in music even before he went to Netflix music show Rhythm +Flow. The UCLA graduate has been a teacher for over a decade teaching Spanish and music in Inglewood High School. His love for music made him impact knowledge to high school students.
He is also a music writer and has always written music. His kind of music and rap is different. He writes music that impacts knowledge and this is probably why he impressed the judges. Smokes who gained popularity in his 30s said that there is no expiration for greatness. He has always been in the background teaching and writing music until he was able to showcase his talent to the world. Together with his brother, he wrote music for Pussycat Dolls, Joe and Jaheim. These are successful musicians so this shows that he is a great music writer.
Before joining the music competition show, Smoke has around 7000 Instagram followers. However, his following has been growing and he now has close to 2 million followers. A growing Instagram following will be good for his music career and might help him to become richer.
What Is D Smoke Net Worth?
With a net worth of $700,000, Smoke has always earned money from music. Although he was not famous before 2019, he was doing music in his professional life. Writing or teaching music to high school kids.
His professional career started in 2006 when he founded a group consisting of songwriters. Some of the songwriters in the group were his brother and his cousin. This music group was quite successful and they have written songs for big names in the industry like Joe and Pussycat Dolls. Forming the group Woodworks was the first step towards earning money from music.
Apart from writing music, Smoke has produced music. Using the label Woodworks Label, D smoke released 12 tracks on the label titled Producer of the Year in 2006. He earned some money from it but it was not able to go the mainstream and give him real success. It did not stop there because in 2008 he released another album called Nine-tenths of the Game
The hallmark of his success was in 2019 when he won the Netflix music competition. This prize came with money and he took home $250,000 although most of it was donated to pay tuition for the disadvantaged. The monetary value of the win might have not done much but it introduced him to the world of music.
Shortly after winning, he released an extended play dedicated to the high school where he teaches and later released and later released another album called Black habits dedicated to people of color.
Since he has a huge Instagram following, Smoke is likely to increase his net worth by doing brand endorsements just like other famous musicians and rappers.
How D Smoke Spends His Money?
Unlike other rappers, D Smoke is not flashy and does not live the rapper lifestyle. He spends his money on meaningful things according to the interview that he shared. After winning the $250,000 prize, he was asked how he is going to spend the money.
He loves kids and teaching so he said he was going to spend a good portion of the money to give back to his community. Smoke said that he was going to look at events in his community and support the programs aimed at helping children.
Smoke also said that he was going to invest in himself and developing his music skills further. Investing in his music craft is something that Smoke is passionate about and he has released music since he won. He also said that he is going to buy a place for himself in Inglewood.
There is nothing much know about how he spends his money because he loves to keep his life private. However, his Instagram, shows that Smoke lives a simple life.
- Smoke is bilingual. He can speak Spanish fluently and he can also rap in the language. In the Netflix television competition show he rapped in Spanish and that impressed Cardi B. He is also a Spanish teacher and that is to tell you that he is pretty good at it.
- He comes from a musical family. His brother is an RnB singer called Sir. They have been working together writing music and he recently got signed and he is also doing well as a musician. His mother was a gospel singer and grew to teach him and his brother vocals and also how to play the piano.
- Smoke is a Grammy nominee. He received two Grammy nominations and he is very proud of his achievements. When he joined Rhythm on Netflix he says that there were 30 rappers and he never imagined and that he would win leave alone be a Grammy nominee.
- He still talks to T. I even after the competition. In one of the interviews, he said that T.I has almost become his mentor even after doing some collaborations with him. He says that he has not talked to Cardi B ever since the completion ended. T. I have become one of his best mentors in the music world teaching him everything he needs to know.