Mike Smiff shared recent success with his hit single “Paradise” featuring Miami legends Trina and Trick Daddy. He now follows up with a new record titled “Now,” that’s already making it’s rounds through Miami radio. “Now” takes a classic sample from Tevin Campbell’s “Can We Talk,” creating a Hip-Hop and R&B fusion, with a modern twist, making the single a certified banger.
Smiff also took some time to answer a few questions for us and fans. Check out the quick Q+A below as well as his new banger “Now.”
RESPECT: Your new single – “Now” – uses the popular sample from Tevin Campbell. How did that idea come into play?
It was a late night studio session .. a graveyard shift and it was really from the chemistry in the studio. I fed off the Wiseman Music Group, shout out to them boys, they really cooked up and I fed right off of it. I wrote what the vibe meant to me. Because of the way they did it, it was so dope to where it could’ve really went anywhere. I could’ve talked about a female or talked about all types of stuff .. but to me it spoke to me in a different way and I just wrote it and loved how it turned out.
RESPECT: Do you have a relationship with Trick Daddy? How was the experience collaborating with him on the single “Paradise?”
It was dope collaborating with him. It was actually dope having a song with him that came out! Trick is a perfectionist.. we recorded thousands of songs and didn’t put them out. I have a lot of songs with Trick Daddy that never came out. So for me to actually do a song and not only with him but with Trina, it was a surreal moment for me. For the song to be released and people respond to it the way that they did, it was big.. To turn on the radio and hear it, seeing it on social media, to be out of town and hear it on the radio, it was all to surreal.
Listen to his latest single at the top of the post and be on the look-out for more to come from the rising rapper in the following months.
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