St. cloud, mn USA
Joined October 2004
Tyler Lydeen aka Smokey began making music at the age of 15. He and LRB would freestyle to mainstream beats and started recording to them in 2001. They soon saw an enormous opportunity to become a house hold name in the hip hop industry after the immense positive reaction they received with the release of their music online. Smokey linked up with other local artists such as Demize and Trace and began working day and night on new music. With the success and growing popularity of CCB, Smokey and LRB were able to canipolt to the top of the hip hop scene in Saint Cloud. Soon they began collaborating with other local groups like Distant Strangers and St City Ent. In 2007 Smokey was signed with 612 Records and began pursuing the rap game more aggressively. CCB recently released the album “The 4th Dimension” and Smokey released his solo album “Breaking the Silence”. Smokey decided in January 09' that he and 612 Records were moving in different directions and decided to leave to the label. In 2010 He started City House Records LLC. And continue the independent movement. City House has rocketed to the top as the hottest indie label in MN, performing with large acts, such as,Machine Gun Kelly, Afroman, Young Buck,Yelawolf, Three Six Mafia, Project Pat, Twista, Huey, J-Kwon, VIC and Meech. Smokes style has been compared to Atmosphere with a touch of dirty south. He loves to switch his flow up from a smooth steady pace to an incredibly fast and complicated flow on the same beat.