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Do you think you have what it takes to become the next celebrity?

97.9 The Beat DFW is looking for Dallas/Ft. Worth Artists to feature on JKruz’s weekly series “Raising The Bar”!

Submit your clean, cleared and radio ready track for consideration to raisingthebardfw@gmail.com. Once submitted your song will be checked for approval. If your song is approved the beat staff will contact you via email. (NO CALLS PLEASE) You will be given a date to come into the studio live for a video interview, in which video will be placed on http://www.thebeatdfw.com website along with bio, pics and applicable links.

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This boy is 1 of the hardest working artist I’ve had the pleasure of meeting since I moved to Dallas! Check out his credentials below his work ethic is no joke!!

@smoothvega follows you

1/2 man, 1/2 amazing… #selfmade 100%… exclamation point is coming… you have been warned… booking.features@gmail.com

Fort Worth, Texas · http://www.smoothvega.com

Check out video’s & interview below:

Performance Footage:
House of Blues: smoothvega (Dallas) –> http://youtu.be/eQGcarqY_Z0
The Ridglea Theater –> http://youtu.be/6pey3BEltlo
La Grave Field –> http://youtu.be/ANl5W3R3K-k
Rose Marine Theater –> http://youtu.be/9a1wfz6SIg0

Biography:

Smoothvega hails from Fort Worth, Texas and represents not only his hometown with pride, but also his community. Vega has always been determined to be more than just a rapper, he wanted to be someone who left this earth with a legacy that stood for something, and if you’ve been listening up closely, like his last single suggested (“3.10.85”), you’d see that he is living up to that goal, and has already “re-defined the independent artist.”Smoothvega has built up such a solid reputation within this industry, and in speaking with him, it’s always been about making sure that Latinos are represented in a positive light, and he takes charge of that by demanding that he is not another stereotype, but yet a product of the beautiful struggle of life. A struggle that has allowed him to remain an individual, a role model, and a well-respected figure within his community despite life’s hardships, and as easy as it would have been to take the latter route, he stayed focused on his dreams of becoming a lyrical genius. By educating himself on the business, Vega has been recognized for his raw emotion on his tracks, and it’s apparent that he is very passionate about his lyrics and about his position. Vega makes sure that the platform of his fame is put to good use, and rather than reveling in his own success, he shares it with others who also have dreams, dreams that might not necessarily have come true if it weren’t for someone as motivating as Vega.

In August 2007, Vega founded Total Pandemonium, an event that just started off as a local dance competition for kids of all ages, but soon lived up to its name. Many teenagers grabbed hold of this golden opportunity that Vega provided, and turned it in to such a sight to see that it established both attendance and revenue records. Much of the youth involved within this event have come from broken families, where their dreams were rarely considered, therefore left unexplored, which is where Vega seen opportunity. Vega wanted his fans and community to know that he was and is just like you, he’s someone with hopes, and sometimes all we need is a little inspiration, and Vega is that to anyone who encounters him.

“Smoothvega is a perfect example of an artist that does his thing on the indie grind, and he gives back to the community and the love is given right back. Musically, the proof is in the product,” says Illuminati2G.Com, and Vega plans to show and prove on his latest effort, “Exclamation Point.” The title speaks for itself, in the fact that his career has been just that, an exclamation of him, his life, his goals, and the outcome of all his work. The album is complete with appearances and backing from some of Texas’ finest, such as Paul Wall, Big Gemini, along with production from Mr. Lee and willstrumentals, plus much more.

Being recognized by Fort Worth Weekly as “Best Rap/R&B Artist,” two years in a row (2006 & 2007), in addition to all of the publications he’s been featured in such as, worldstarhiphop.com, Murder Dog Magazine, hiphopdx.com, XPOZ magazine and countless others, it’s clear that people view Smoothvega as a talented artist, but let’s also recognize him for being a motivational person to all of those who need it. Let’s recognize him as a Latino who not only has lyrical skills, but one who has paved the way to opening up this industry to our culture, as he set out to do early on. Let’s recognize Smoothvega as more than just a rapper.

Press:
 
Videos:
smoothvega EPK (2009) –> http://youtu.be/YNgT2MK0bh0

smoothvega LIVE @ House of Blues (July 2011) –> http://youtu.be/eQGcarqY_Z0

smoothvega “Send Me An Angel” Official Music Video –> http://youtu.be/iHr3gkFC_9Y
smoothvega “Ya Know” (Feat. Lil’ Flip, Tum Tum, & Louie Evol) Official Music Video –> http://youtu.be/Pj2wJDrr6mI
smoothvega “Not What You Think” (Feat. Crooked, Royce Da 5’9″, & Sinful) Official Music Video –> http://youtu.be/m883qcfhkOM
 
 
Testimonials:

“One of the sickest Latino rappers I’ve heard…” – UrbanSteez.com

“At a time when good lyricists are hard to find, Smoothvega rises up from the ashes with enough mic talk to make Nas realize that hiphop is still breathing!” – President Scott Bejda of Murder Dog Magazine (Mid-West Editor)

“I am proud to see my people (smoothvega) representing the South ina correct manner seeing as how they control their own image and destiny” – Immortal Technique

“smoothvega has a chilled-out delivery and a preference for sophisticated wordplay and double entendres. (Check out all the elaborate motor-vehicle metaphors for sex in “Joyride.”). If anyone knows how to think big, it’s Smoothvega ” – Fort Worth Weekly

“smoothvega is ill, smoothvega is an independent hustler and smoothvega is hip hop. I’m the block obama and I approve this message!” – Crooked I (Slaughterhouse)

“Working with Smoothvega was as smooth as him. His music and lyrics are catchy and witty. He’s a one man Army and he proves it with his album 3.10.85. Redefine Independence!” – Professional Boxer Alfonso Gomez

“Smoothvega is a perfect example of a artist that does his thing on the indie grind. And he gives back to the community and the love is giving right back. And musically the proof is in the product”- Illuminati 2G.net

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