23rd Sep2017

Smooky MarGielaa Interview with Pigeons & Planes

by @Djordje

On a chilly Friday night in early 2017, Murda Beatz got off the elevator at Manhattan’s Platinum Sound Studios and bumped into a teenage rapper wearing designer jeans and seemingly in the midst of his growth spurt.

“Smooky!” Murda exclaimed, dapping up his young friend. They chatted for a moment before Smooky MarGielaa returned to his session down the hall.

“Send me beats!” he called to Murda over his shoulder. Smooky’s request did not appear opportunistic, despite Murda’s exalted stature and connections to artists like Drake, PartyNextDoor, and Migos. It appeared organic and neighborly, as though the two of them were certain to reap a windfall from the combination of their talents.

It is true—Smooky MarGielaa is 15 years old, and there is no rapper his age better positioned to ascend to rap stardom. The Bronx native is ASAP Rocky’s newest protégé and a member of AWGE, ASAP Mob’s creative collective.

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