Tim Smooth

Tim Smooth

Biography

Tim Smooth is rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. Appearing in the early '90s on Priority Records, rapper Tim Smooth has made the transition from a basic G-funk-style rapper to one of the first artists to be recognized in the Dirty South movement.

Releasing his debut, Straight Up Drive 'Em, in 1994, his music was heavily influenced by the West Coast artists of the time, resulting in a competent but unmemorable record that almost succeeded on the strength of his hilarious lyrics and effortless flow. Released from the label soon after, Smooth kicked around the rap underground, ghost-writing for rappers on Big Boy Records under the name Playboy Sha-Burnke. It was during this period that he hooked up with Mobo Records, a New Orleans label that was instrumental in the growing Dirty South scene.

Smooth's debut was highly respected by many of the rappers associated with the label, so when he recorded Da Franchise Playa in 1998, he had support from artists like HWA, Bushwick Bill, and a young Mystikal. Released that summer, the album's liquid funk production and gruffer vocal style made it a hit in the area, making Smooth one of the Dirty South's premiere vocalists upon its arrival. Unfortunately, national radio didn't catch on to his new style, and soon artists like Mystikal and Juvenile were eclipsing him in sales and public recognition.

Smooth chose not to follow up on the album immediately, instead sporadically guest-appearing on other rapper's songs while trying to put together a group, the Pimptations, which never seemed to come together.

Discography

Tim Smooth - I Gotsta' Have It

Tim Smooth - I Gotsta' Have It

J.G. Records 1991
Tim Smooth - Straight Up Drivin' Em

Tim Smooth - Straight Up Drivin' Em

Rap-A-Lot Records, Priority Records 1994
Tim Smooth - Da Franchise Player

Tim Smooth - Da Franchise Player

Mobo Records 1998
Tim Smooth - Let It Be Written

Tim Smooth - Let It Be Written

Camped Out Records 1999
Tim Smooth - The Invisable Man

Tim Smooth - The Invisable Man

Camped Out Records 2005

Guest Appearances

Tre-8 - Ghetto Stories
  • Smoke 1 Fools

Tre-8 - Ghetto Stories

Priority Records, No Limit Records 1995
Insane - Camp 4 Life
  • If You Want It

Insane - Camp 4 Life

Big Boy Records 1995
M.C. Spade - You Betta Reconize
  • Flowin Like Water

MC Spade - You Betta Reconize

Spade Entertainment 1996
MC Thick - Now Whatcha Think
  • I Got Mine

MC Thick - Now Whatcha Think

Boss Records 1996
Threat - Drama Az Usual
  • Keep Yo Byt..

Threat - Drama Az Usual

Strugglin' Strivin' Records 1997
Rated X - X Marks The Spot
  • Knuckle Head Bitch

Rated X - X Marks The Spot

Total Respect Records 1997
Code 6 - Let's Go Get 'Em

Code 6 - Let's Go Get 'Em

Ice Mike Entertainment 1998
Boo - 601
  • What You Pay Fo

Boo - 601

Really Real Records 1999
Black Menace - Mo Drama
  • Don't Talk About It

Black Menace - Mo Drama

The Menace Entertainment Group 2000
J.D. - Puttin' -N- Wurk
  • Niggas I Fuck Wit

J.D. - Puttin' -N- Wurk

Jam Tight Records 2001
Big Rew - Sitting In The Lap Of Luxury
  • Love It Or Leave It

Big Rew - Sitting In The Lap Of Luxury

Nickel Plated Records 2001
South Coast Coalition - Trunk Music
  • Click Song

South Coast Coalition - Trunk Music

Dirty South Productions 2004
Choppa - Da Real Choppa
  • Yayo

Choppa - Da Real Choppa

Body Head Entertainment 2005
Tre-8 ‎– Fright Night Reloaded (Collectors Edition)
  • Str-8 G

Tre-8 ‎- Fright Night Reloaded - Collectors Edition

Warlock Records, Purple Haze Productions 2006
O.G. Goldee - It Don't Stop
  • Aint 2 Be Messed With

OG Goldee - It Don't Stop!

Die Tryn Records 2006

Compilations

Ballerz Anthem
  • Give It Up

Various - Ballerz Anthem

Boyz Home Records, Mr. Tee Records 1998
The Greatest Rap Hits From Down South New Orleans Vol. 2
  • I Got To Have It

Various - The Greatest Rap Hits From Down South New Orleans Vol. 2

Don't Even Trip Entertainment 2000
Off The Tank
  • Handle Ya Business

Various - Off The Tank

Most Wanted Empire 2001
Kings Of The South Vol. 1
  • Handle Ya Business

Various - Kings Of The South Vol. 1

Most Wanted Records 2003
Big Boy Records - Greatest Hits
  • Hy-Dro

Various - Big Boy Records Greatest Hits

Big Boy Records 2004
Dirty States Of America
  • Pimpin'

Various - Dirty States Of America

Image Entertainment, MIC Media 2004
DJ Ro Presents The Dirty South Boyz: From The Swamps
  • Handle Your Business

Various - DJ Ro Presents The Dirty South Boyz

Don't Even Trip Entertainment 2004
Ice Mike - Do 'Em Dirty (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Pimp Like Tim

Ice Mike - Do 'Em Dirty

Mission Muzik Recordings 2006
B.G. & The Chopper City Boyz - Street Approved: Chopper City Radio
  • Not Me

B.G. & The Chopper City Boyz - Street Approved: Chopper City Radio

Chopper City Records 2009