Release 25th September 2012 – Smooth/Trauma is to release their self-titled debut EP on September 25th 2012.
After being heavily involved in the local hip-hop underground scene under different aliases for the past decade individually, with two LP's and a countless number of mix tapes under their belt, the two artists have joined forces to create this lyrical beast called Smooth/Trauma.
Club promoters and DJ's favored the musical styles of Smooth/Trauma for their rapping ability and chemistry of blending two completely different styles on one track.
The EP mixes sensuous and dark sonic aesthetic hip-hop with midwest, hardcore rap . Songs such as "I'm Dat Dude" & "Stupid Fly" feature cocky lyrical content while trying to maintain a humorous tone. "Klondike", "Colorful Clothes", "Take it Off" & "OMG" feature sexual themes - "Bass So Loud" is a humorous song about the clubs, while "Livethe Dream" & "Night After Pill" focus on more serious themes such as success and the pains and struggles of trying to make it.
Smooth/Trauma are known to do frequent performances in various night clubs all over the Los Angeles area. Hitting up clubs such as; Friction, Ace of Diamonds, Level One etc... just to name a few, they have been maintaining a consistent, growing fan base.
Now ready to take it to the next level by releasing an EP with two music videos and more on the way, Smooth/Trauma are set the take the industry by storm with their distinctive, collaborative sounds.