Who is D.A. SMART?
In 1997 the legendary Chi-Town anthem Walk With Me hit the streets. Now making a comeback, D. A. SMART is choosing to walk in a new direction. Growing up in the Robert Taylor Homes and Altgeld Gardens on the southside of Chicago, he endeavored at a young age to make a name for himself in Chicago Hip Hop as a break dancer. Although known to rap, he did not realease his now famous anthem until 1997.
For those wondering what happened to the Black Terror, D.A. Smart is not only still rapping, recording and performing, he started Terror Records in 2006. And he started it with the intent to bring back his true love - Hip Hop. But TR was also intended to be more than that. TR is intended to be a light in the darkness - to shed light on what is going on in the industry, and to be a light of freedom for artists who are tired of being taken advantage of and want to remain true to their art.
But TR is also here to promote positive change in the community. Through neighborhood outreach, working with local business owners, neighborhood activists and reaching out to and working with the youth - helping them to explore their own creative ideas, and show them that there is a healthy way to express themselves - our goal is to assist in breaking the cycle of poverty and violence that plagues our community.
Now in 2021 TR is taking over the scene. With a stable of artists in place - Tae Bae, (the late) Mz. Lady, Da General, and Tra Cee, the compilation album, The Reign of Terror, was released in May 2014. The artists have also been releasing their individual singles and one listen will let you know that Terror Records is ready to remind the world what REAL Hip Hop sounds like.
Be on the lookout - It's been a long time coming, but now we are here...