January 1, 1981 a new emcee was born. Terrell â€œSmokey Da Banditâ€ McSee was introduced to music at an early age, with his influences being that of N.W.A., Ice-T, Ice Cube, DJ Quik, MC Eiht, Spice 1, Prince, and Whodini. The inspiration to emcee came to Smokey at the age of 11, when his uncle, Arthur Williams, was murdered. Smokey used rap as his voice to shout out to the world his views and opinions. Smokey and his younger brother Pac-Man formed the group â€œSouljaz Mobbinâ€ later to be called â€œEmpty Soulz Entertainmentâ€.
Smokey Da Bandit is currently seeking radio airplay and distribution services. Projects he is currently working on are: his third LP entitled â€œNeva Satisfiedâ€ and his second Compilation LP entitled â€œSatisfaction Guaranteedâ€. Both are slated to be released Summer 2008. Empty Soulz Street Team members will be promoting both projects the beginning of 2008.
Smokey Da Bandit has performed in various events and talent shows within the North Chicago/Great Lakes area and Waukegan. He has also appeared in several Afro Fest events, as well as Freak Nik â€™05, Drop Squad Entertainmentâ€™s Midwest Exposure, So Raw Incâ€™s Operation Meltdown and the â€œBe Violence Freeâ€ event hosted by Power 92 radio station. Smokey has been blessed with the opportunity to be an opening act for industry artistâ€™s such as: DO or DIE, Johnny P, Bizzy Bone, Young Gunz, and Petey Pablo. Smokey Da Bandit has also hosted his own â€œDa Banditâ€™s Crunkfestâ€ at the southside youth center in Waukegan, IL with the assistance from Pimp Status Entertainment.
Smokey Da Bandit has now released his sophomore album entitled: Chicago Syndicate. His first production â€œThe Flesh is Weakâ€¦the Soul is Immortalâ€ was a huge success and gained him plenty of exposure, with hit singles â€œSoul Snatchinâ€ and â€œMy Blockâ€ featuring Chris J and Jimmy Bones, both are artists of Empty Soulz Entertainment. He has also appeared on two elite compilation albums: Drama F.O.E. presents The Go Gettas Vol.1 and Flame Spittin Records presentsâ€¦Midwest Hustlaz Vol.1.
Smokey has recently shared the stage with T-Mo from Goodie Mob, Duke of Boyz-N-Da Hood from Bad Boy South, and Free from 106 & Park. Also Chicagoâ€™s own H2 (of Def Jamâ€™s Backstage movie), WGCIâ€™s Bianceâ€™ Fox and DJ Phantom, Sonya D of Def Comedy Jam, and The Legendary Traxter.
Check out Smokey Da Bandit at http://www.myspace.com/emptysoulzent