Daniel Anthony Farris, also known as ‘D Smoke,’ is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Inglewood, California, U.S. State. He gained popularity when he won the title of ‘Rhythm + Flow’ powered by Netflix in 2019 for the first season of ‘Netflix Music Contest.’ He was also named the inaugural winner of the three weeks series. From a middle-class family, Smoke led the world of rapping and singing with limited resources and the talent he inherited. D Smoke’s net worth is $700,000 in 2022. Let’s dig into his life and learn how this popular American rapper went from zero to hero.
D Smoke Early Life
D Smoke had music in his blood since childhood. He was born into a musical family. D Smoke’s mother was a backing vocalist for the famously known singer Tina Turner and a piano instructor who taught him the piano. She was not only his mother, but she was also her coach. His brother, Sir Darryl Farris, known as ‘SiR,’ and his cousin, Tiffany Gouache, are also gospel singers and songwriters from Inglewood, California. D Smoke was deprived of his father’s love because his father spent his life in prison due to a drug case when D Smoke was a kid.
He completed his primary and high school education at Latino Middle School. D Smoke graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a degree in Spanish Literature. He later worked as a music theory and Spanish teacher at Inglewood High School.
D Smoke Relationships
D Smoke has always kept his personal life private. But in 2021, news came that he tied the knot with singer and songwriter Angelina Sherie. They married on July 24, 2021, and announced their marriage through social media.
D Smoke Career
In 2006, D Smoke started his career with the songwriter group called Woodworks. He was also in a musical trio called N3D, alongside his brother. He released his first album on May 9, 2006, Producer of the Year, and later worked under the label of Woodworks Records for a long time.
This album was not successful, but it gave him the required limelight. In 2015, he appeared on his brother’s independent album Seven Sundays with the song “You Ain’t Ready.” He participated in Netflix’s show Rhythm + Flow in 2019 as a contestant. On October 24, 2019, he released his debut extended play, Inglewood High. D Smoke performed with his brother ‘SiR’ the same year at the 2019 Soul Train Music Awards.
2019 proved to be a busy and professionally good year for him as he released his official music video, Let Migo on October 27, 2019. That video crossed 600,000 views within the starting weeks after he released it. He also appeared in different albums and tracks as a featured artist. He worked on albums like Born 2 Rap, Black Habits, and Wars and Wonders. Apart from albums, he also released tracks like Champs, Painkillers, HEADSHOT, City Boy, etc. These tracks and albums have played a major role in boosting his career.
D Smoke and ‘Rhythm and Flow’
The Music T.V. series decided to launch a music competition called “Rhythm + Flow” for struggling singers and rappers. It aired on T.V. in October 2019. Acclaimed names including Cardi B, Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., and Chance the Rapper judged the contestants. The judges could not help but get impressed with his fluent Spanish and amazing performance. Smoke D won the show and received prize money of $250,000. After this show, he got famous and made guest appearances on different shows.
D Smoke Net Worth
D Smoke’s net worth is estimated at $700,000 as of 2022. After his success in the Netflix music contest, it is expected that his net worth will increase, and he will be on the list of top rappers.
D Smoke Nominations
The year 2021 was the lucky year of D Smoke. Although he did not win the awards, he was nominated for the greatest awards and was competing against top singers, which itself was a big achievement. Besides that, he got recognition through that. The following were the titles:
- ‘Grammy Award’ in the category of Best New Artist (2021)
- ‘Grammy Award’ in the category of Best Rap Album (2021)
- ‘NAACP Image Award’ in the category of Outstanding New Artist (2021)
- ‘Pop Award’ in the Music Video of the Year category (2021)
D Smoke Quotes
“I don’t have enemies. I wish everybody the best, but if you show me your true colors, I will adjust my expectations and level of engagement.” – D Smoke.
The Bottom Line
D Smoke had the music in his genes which created a path in his way to achieve his dreams. After his first album, which didn’t get successful, he didn’t give up and continued his passion when one day he got recognition through ‘Rhythm and Flow’ which brought him forward in front of people. After that show, he not only won the prize but also the keys to the door, leading him to success. D Smoke was nominated for NAACP Image Award, Pop Award, and Grammy Award in Best New Artist and Best Rap Album categories. D Smoke’s net worth is $700,000 as of 2022.
When was D Smoke Born?
He was born on October 17, 1985.
How Old is he?
He is 37 years old as of 2022.
How much he Earn Annually?
He earns about $250,000 annually.