Over the past year, DJ Smiles has been touring and meeting a lot of talented artists on the rise. To ring in 2013, we wanted to bring some of his talented friends together on one compilation mixtape called The State of the Come Up, Vol. 1. We worked to bring together artists you’ve probably heard of as well as artists that you maybe haven’t heard of yet. We approached the project with a mentality focused on talent and not just reach numbers. We think you’ll really like what came of it.
Without further adieu, we proudly present THE STATE OF THE COME UP, VOL. 1 – HOSTED BY DJ SMILES.
A huge thank you to: all of the artists involved, their managers, their producers and their engineers; Charlie Hudson of Charlie like the River for absolutely killing the album artwork, Danielle Bushrow for putting together the typography and Grant Nickle for editing. And a big shoutout to our sponsors: The Kollection and Honeyjawn University.
The State of the Come Up series will be continuing, if you’re interested in being involved in a future installment (as an artist or a sponsor) please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.