From: OH, United States
Genre: Hip Hop/Rap, R&B
Deron Rattliff (Better known as) Smoove Gotti was born December 28, 1986 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a hip hop artist, R&b vocalist, songwriter, producer, and business man. He grew up in the 10th Ward on the eastside of Cleveland. Smoove started rapping as a teenager and gradually became more and more serious throughout the years. He first converts from the streets to the blue collar workforce. Then Smoove converts from a blue collar worker to the hip hop world.
March 2012 Smoove signed a album deal to Hoopla World Wide / Death Row Entertainment. He has spent most of the year recording music for 2013 releases. His management through Transformer Music Group International and Concore Entertainment/ Universal Music Group has set him up with multiple releases for 2013. He has a handful of singles recorded for his first major album release titled Hard Work. He has worked with numerous producers for these projects and is finishing the tweaks to them. Year 2013 should be his coming out party.
Unlike most of his peers, Smoove was raised by a single father. His father a postal worker was very influential in his life. Smoove says his father gave him two traits of character that are forever instilled in him. He gave him his love for music and he taught him that a man must work for his money. Smoove's father worked hard. While Smoove's father was at work Smoove ran the streets. He started rapping as a teenager and gradually became more and more serious throughout the years. As he became more passionate he developed into a great lyricist with a lot of commercial appeal.
At the age of 16 he became a father to a beautiful baby girl which fueled him to make money. Smoove had to make tough decisions. He started working jobs and selling drugs. Smoove learned responsibility would be his priority over music. He never stopped making music but he had to get his life straight. He inherited a great trait from his dad. The trait was hard work. Smoove worked hard in everything he did especially working a job. “After the streets bring you trouble you have to make sense of what you want out of life” quotes Smoove in a interview on Kent University Black Squirrel Radio.
. Smoove chose to work a job and stopped selling drugs. Maybe one of the best decisions he ever made. He worked a blue collar job and tried college out. Smoove felt like he was forced to go to college by people who thought that his music was just a hobby. After trying college and realizing that his love for music was stronger than any prestige a degree could give, Smoove put his music first priority. He recruited a team of believers. He began recording major singles and after years of hard work he became CEO of his own label (I C Green Entertainment & Clothing) in 2010.
Smoove gotti released his We Plead Tha 5th mixtape in Nov. 1, 2010. He quickly followed up with his release of his second mixtape Never Did Play Sept. 2, 2011. He has gotten thousands of downloads. He has put thousands of hard disk in the streets of Cleveland, Ohio. His hard work caught the attention of major labels. He found the right fit with his management team of Transformer Music Group International and Concore Entertainment.
Smoove Gotti has a hunger for success and unmatched potential for making music while also being a very professional businessman. He is dedicated to delivering quality music to a broad range of people and refuses to fail. Smoove Gotti believes that impossible is just an obstacle waiting to be