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Lo Smooth is a rapper dressed to kill

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The guy with the gun isn’t actually going for the kill — but his raps are certainly making a killing in Brooklyn.

We met Lo Smooth on the Greenpoint waterfront on Saturday, as he and his cousin Too Streets shot their music video for “Hard to Understand,” the certain hit off the April LP “Mixtape.”

Smooth (aka Charlie Dilligard) has been spitting lines for 10 years to get this big — he’s worked with one of New York’s hottest DJs, Rob E Rob, on his latest video “All I Know.” To our enjoyment, he’s the most Brooklyn we’ve seen coming from a hip-hop project since Jay Z.

“Brooklyn’s my everything,” Smooth said, smoothly. “This place has given me the momentum I need to keep the music going.”

We took Saturday’s meeting as an opportunity to get re-introduced to the Brooklyn hip-hop scene, a real East Coast sound. Smooth has a distinguished voice, and effortlessly flows through stories of Brooklyn and his childhood in Downtown, amid some fist pounding, jazz-infused beats.

If that doesn’t convince you that he’s more Brooklyn than Marty Mark, the lyrics in “Brooklyn We Back” will:

“We back in the building/Brooklyn takin’ over now/So I guess you could say the whole game’s over now/Where my shakers at?/I promise I’m givin’ back/To the whole B-K/Downtown Fulton Street/That’s where we stay.”

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Reader Feedback

chris from parkslope says:
lo smooth definitley going to be 1 of the best outta bklyn cant wait for the tape dude
March 4, 2010, 2:31 pm
Monique from Fort Greene says:
Loving this guy already. He's got this smoove flow going on.."Lets's get it"
March 4, 2010, 11:21 pm
Harmony from Park Slope says:
Dressed to kill, but I bet that undressed he would be guilty of murder - killing me softly!
March 5, 2010, 8:44 am
erica from clinton hills says:
hes cute we need someone from bklyn to take the torch. get them smoovy
March 5, 2010, 1:01 pm
Leslie from Bedstuy says:
U keep comin @ us with these flows, u will b the next best thing happening 4 us in BKLYN..
March 6, 2010, 10:44 pm
Tony from Bushwick says:
Yo, u doin ur thing, keep being u n unique, ur goin to be alrite my brother, do u.
March 7, 2010, 3:45 am
Carl from Brooklyn Heights says:
Very handsome. About time one of these rappers wasn't afraid to come out of the closet. Good for you!
March 7, 2010, 5:50 am
Yvonne from Heights says:
Carl needs to stop hating on the upcoming star in Bklyn.. I bet u wish u look half as good as Smooth..He's hot in evry way..
March 8, 2010, 6:03 pm
Khawanda from Rockaway park says:
I would,like this collage
Jan. 1, 2012, 10:24 pm
sophia from l.i says:
u already no hes the biggest rapper coming out of brooklyn i love this guy
March 17, 2012, 4:16 pm

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