Get to know Spice 1’s artist from Temple, Texas ‘Real Smokesta’


Artist name?
Real Smokesta

What genre of music do you create?
I do it all. Hip Hop, Pop, R&B you name it. There’s nothing I can’t pull off. My mother didn’t allow me to listen to Rap until I was a Sophomore in High School. So I grew up listening to a lot of Gospel and Alternative music.

What city and state are you from?
I’m from Temple, Texas but we call it Trouble Town. A beautiful city but you can get into trouble easy.

Email address to send blog links?
Definitely My Label [email protected]

When did you realize you wanted to be an artist? Tell us your story?
The moment I realized Hip Hop was therapy for me. It saved my life. I mean really saved my life. In and out prison and not taking my life serious. There’s nothing else that would’ve taken me out of those streets. Not my Mama, Friends or Religion but Hip Hop opened up a different perspective on life to me. I have a unique story. In 2020 I got signed to Spice 1 from all these unique stories. Hip Hop is a way of life for me.

What project are currently pushing?
I have two new albums out I just released. Unfortunately I don’t see myself performing this year. More like next year.

What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
I don’t think people really understand the stress artists go through. We’re human beings too. The mistakes. High expectations. Failure. People hoping you don’t succeed. Industry people scamming and all those things. I took a lot of loses before I ever started winning. To be the underdog and still win is Real Smokesta.

What makes you different from other artists?
Being authentic. When I create I don’t force myself to be different. I don’t care about what people think. I’m different naturally without thinking about it. The subjects I speak on aren’t popular but I’m cool with that because I don’t make music to please people. I make music that I’m pleased with to share with people.

What advice would you give other artists that are just starting?
Nothing is going to come running to you no matter how talented you feel you are. You have to put in the work to make it work. The work never stops.

What does the word success mean to you?
Success to me is doing what I love and seeing results from hard work. To come from a dark place as I did and still pursue my goals is success to me. To inspire people makes me happy.

What’s next for you?
I’m working on something special right now is all I can say.

Finally, what are your Instagram, Twitter, Facebook links?