DJ Smile releases new LP record, ‘Something About the “Ray”’



The Florida rap artist known internationally as DJ Smile has released his latest official LP record album, titled, “Something About the ‘Ray.’” The album is comprised of 10 all new, original tracks by DJ Smile and friends for an approximate total listening time of 40 minutes. “Something About the ‘Ray’” by DJ Smile has been released on the Smile Baby Music record label.


In addition to the ample and entirely impressive talents of DJ Smile, himself, “Something About the ‘Ray’” is also graced by a parade of other featured music artists, such as Gabriala Grisby, Tamara Wallace, Blessed, and Mr. Smooth. These featured musicians add a slough of excellent attributes to what would otherwise be an exceptional hip-hop record in its own right, making “Something About the ‘Ray’” one of the year’s best-produced LPs in the genre so far.


“Something About the ‘Ray’” gets its title from Delray Beach, Florida, which is where both DJ Smile and Smile Baby Music call home. The record has an old-school, traditional hip-hop feel with a great deal of funk and groove, gorgeous female harmonies, and beats that are sometimes reminiscent of Parliament Funkadelic, sometimes like Slick Rick, and sometimes even baring slight resemblances to Deee-Lite. Regardless of one’s personal likes and dislikes in the broad, sprawling realm of hip-hop music, however, “Something About the ‘Ray’” is easily the most fun, accessible and danceable record to be released in many months, perhaps even years.


What is more, it also manages to be mature, interesting and catchy music without much use of the seemingly ubiquitous “Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics” sticker that plagues the hip-hop category from top to bottom, making it fabulous listening whether the kids are in the car or not. (There is one explicit track, however the record contains a radio-friendly version of this also.) All in all, “Something About the ‘Ray’” is a standout record and a true achievement from DJ Smile and his little record label in Florida, one that very much deserves a listen from anyone who ever liked a hip-hop song by anyone, ever. Get in early.


“Something About the ‘Ray’” by DJ Smile is available online worldwide.


-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer



The LP “Something About the ‘Ray’” is distributed globally by MondoTunes ( and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download


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