Biography of "Smartkid”
Omar “Smartkid” Currie is the Managing Director of Smartkid Records Company Limited which was founded in 2007. The company specializes in producing and managing artistes by utilizing its multipurpose "state of the art" recording studio located in Greater Portmore, St. Catherine, Jamaica. The recording studio was established in 2010 and is now recognized as one of the best multipurpose recording studios located in Portmore. It is equipped to do audio editing and mixing, demo duplicates and vocal recordings.
Smartkid started singing at a very early age but found that without adequate support it was not easy to make the transition into the music industry. Being very passionate about music and while he possesses impeccable work ethics, his interest in singing faded but remained committed to his dream of one day becoming a main player in the music business. He began promoting parties and the results were overwhelming allowing him to use this opportunity to integrate into the music fraternity. It then became obvious that there are many talented people in Jamaica and other parts of the world who struggle, like he did, to break into the music business. He realized that he really wanted to be instrumental in assisting these persons with the honing of their talents and getting them recognized. His dream of becoming a Producer/Studio Engineer and Artiste Manager was actualized through much hard work, persistence and dedication. In later years he ventured into publishing, event planning and also as a booking agent for various artistes.
Omar “Smartkid” Currie has worked with some of the most renowned entertainers, such as, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Spragga Benz, Sizzla, Zamunda, Lutan Fyah, Merciless, Christopher Martin, Frisko Kid, Junior.Reid, Andrew and Wadda Blood and many others. In 2010, the Life Riddim CD which featured artistes like Zamunda, Influential, Bono-G, Lutan Fyah and Frisko Kid was released. This was a huge hit on the radio stations, YouTube and also in the streets. In 2011, he was commissioned to work on the Venom Rhythm project. This rhythm featured artistes such as Sizzla, Alva, Zamunda, Spragga Benz, Lutan Fyah, New Kidz, Tajji, Singer Jah and Anthony John. The Venom Rhythm maintained steady airplay both locally and internationally and topped many charts. On the Progress Rhythm, the song titled "Work for What You Want” by Lutan Fyah maintained a high buzz throughout Jamaica and the rest of the world, enabling several tours to be arranged for the artiste. Smartkid, always being one to constantly upgrading the company, saw it necessary to launch the company’s official website in 2011. This can be viewed at www.smartkidrecords.com where all necessary information can be obtained.
“Smartkid” has been consistently producing hit songs from then until now and intends to use the Smartkid Records Label to take the music to the highest level by continuing the good work that was set by the Honourable Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley, Garnett Silk, Lee “Scratch” Perry and many others.
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