Archive for Knight From the Heights
According to Webster’s dictionary, the word deploy means to spread out for a deliberate purpose. In the world of urban music, the purpose is to collectively advance and overcome unwarranted obstacles says the New Orleans Union Of Entertainment All Stars. In memory of the tragic invasion that occured on September 11th in 2001, another great body of work has been created. “The Deployment” features Jay Da Menace’s “A Soldier’s Story” which is a tribute to America’s troops. Timely and appropriate, New Orleans Union Of Entertainment All Stars assemble some of its seasoned artists such as Ghetto Twiinz, Fiend, UNLV, Devious, Mista Meana, Cheeky Blakk, Ms. Tee, the late Tim Smooth, Sporty T., and Soulja Slim. Be sure to add this memorable anthology to your personal collection as the Crescent City’s finest batch of talent delivers poetic creativity while recalling the incidents of September 11 and Hurricane Katrina. As “The Shutdown” by Da U Boys approaches its release on September 20th, they are also featured along with a cast of young guns like The Show, Majesty Sozey, Young Torrento, and AMG. “The Deployment is a special project centered around our soldiers in music and it pays homage to our common American soldier and citizens who have been affected by unforeseen events in our lifetime.”
We often speak of “legends” in one way or another. Some times the word is tossed around loosely, but in the case of Timothy “Tim Smooth” Smoot, there is no better description.
Brother, husband, son, friend, emcee, artist, originator – the list is endless. The world lost a legendary genius just after midnight on June 26, 2011, one for whom there is no replacement. Tim takes his place in Heaven next to those who went before him – and he is smiling down on the music world now.
Tim Smooth left a mark on our world for certain, but more importantly, he left behind a huge imprint in the hearts of his family, friends, colleagues, and fans. His loss is being felt all across the entertainment world and will for some time to come.
“Not too many times a person can be a STRANGER IN YOUR LIFE, but a BROTHER IN YOUR HEART. Tim was MORE THAN AN ARTIST, but gave NO LESS THAN A FATHER. I won’t MOURN HIS LOSS, because FOR GOD, he has become a MONUMENTAL GAIN. The KNIGHT FROM THE HEIGHTS will now protect our NIGHTS FROM A BETTER HEIGHT.” – Seven “Quinspirations” Johnson
Tim fought a courageous battle with cancer. Word of his passing met with shock and disbelief, but by mid-morning, had resulted in a social media campaign to let him know how much he would be missed. Facebook, Twitter and all avenues in between were set on fire with beautiful tributes to the self-professed, “Knight From the Heights.”
“CERTAINLY ONE OF THE DOPEST ARTISTS AND AN EVEN BETTER FRIEND!* A SUPERSTAR FROM NEW ORLEANS!* TIM YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!*” – ICE MIKE
Many of our younger artists do not realize what an impact Tim Smooth’s contributions made to the music world – and judging from the comments we have heard throughout the morning, afternoon and into this evening – an even bigger impact was made on the world around him.
“Tim Smooth will forever be in our Music History. He was one of our most profound lyricists to date. Thank you Tim, for all your contributions!” – DJ Ro Watts
Tim Smooth was one of our own – an N.O.U.E. member and brother – therefore it is only fitting that we embark upon a series of posts in which we will remember him in the way in which he deserves to be memorialized – as a person who touched the world around him and whose presence obviously made a tremendous difference to those who mourn his passing.
“Today we lost a legend in the New Orleans Hip Hop world, a man whose influence spread farther than lot of casual rap fans can imagine. At 12:30 AM this morning, Timothy Smoot, known throughout the Hip Hop world as Tim Smooth, lost a hard fought battle with cancer. While the music industry lost one of the last truly gifted rappers, I lost a true friend.” – DJ EF Cuttin
Make sure to leave your thoughts and comments about Tim Smooth and the impact he made on you.