I got a little bit behind on posting the recaps while I was sick, Sissy was sick, and I was traveling….but this next week will be Episode 9, technically 8 cause episode 7 and 8 both aired this past week (7/23). So I am not too behind. Make sure you join me along with the cast of Big Smo and my LOCO LOGO every Wednesday night when LIVE TWEET during the airing of the episode for East to West Coast airing…we gotcha covered! And make sure you follow the cast on Twitter and here is a Twitter list we made to help you.
In the fourth episode of Big Smo, titled “Calling All, Kinfoke,” Big Smo prepares for a show at the Exit/In in Nashville. After a little bit of pressure from the record label to have a successful night, Smo begins planning how he can make history at the well-respected Nashville venue. In getting ready for the performance, Smo and his trusty companions get “smotivated” and contemplate what they can do to round up fans and encourage support for their upcoming show.
Just to recap Big Smo on A&E TV is a real life series following country rapper, Big Smo, as he takes his unique style of music to new heights with the support of lifelong friends, loyal fans, and his beloved family. It is a behind the scenes look at Country Rapper, King of Hick Hop Big Smo’s family, music, and rise to stardom. His music is Country fried rock rap otherwise know as HICK HOP. It’s a sub-genre of Country Music with a twist of southern rock and roll delivered in a rap form.
Big Smo has a few nick names, the King of Hick Hop, King of the Country, Boss of the Stix, Hick Ross, Big Boss, The Big Smocephusbut call him what you want to call him, this is one of the first reality shows to come along in a long time where the star is authentic and I wouldn’t expect anything less from someone like Big Smo, who always tells it the way it is, especially through his music, and has a posse around him like manager Dan Nelson, singers Haden Carpenter and Alexander King as well as his beautiful other half Whitney, along with his Mama, children and kinfolk (the name he gives his fans).
Calling All, Kinfoke
This week, the hard work behind the Big Smo hick hop take over is spotlighted, as Smo is faced with the task of “sucking [his] kinfoke into the city” for a show at Exit/In. The overall theme of the episode is “what would you do to come to a Big Smo show?” “Would you climb a building?” Big Smo asks. “Oh yes, I would chase a cow!” “You would KISS a cow?” “No! I would CHASE a cow!” “I want to see him KISS a cow!” Oh, how I love when Big Smo and his boys get together in a pseudo-round table discussion!
Ultimately, the group puts their heads together and decides to enlist the kinfoke to submit videos, showing what they would do for Big Smo show tickets. Declaring “my kinfoke are the best fans in the world! I can’t wait to see what crazy stuff they do for the tickets,” Big Smo set out to fill the venue.
It turns out Big Smo’s idea was foolproof, as he sold out the Exit/In venue, making the event his first ever sold-out show! Big Smo, gracious and appreciative as always, announced to his fans that they are at his official first sold-out show and asked the crowd to congratulate themselves for answering his call and showing up to make it a historical concert for everyone. With his kids, Whitney, and beloved Mama front and center, Big Smo hick hopped the roof off Exit/In.
I have always known how much Big Smo appreciates his fans and does everything he can for them, but dedicating this whole episode to them and their support was at another level. Make sure you also support Big Smo and check out his new album “Kuntry Livin‘” available at Walmart on iTunes.
If you haven’t gone out and purchased my album “Kuntry Livin” get it now! #bigsmo
— Big Smo (@TheRealBigSmo) July 3, 2014
— Dan Nelson (@dannelson78) July 3, 2014
— Lavonda Mull (@LavondaCMull) July 3, 2014
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— Emma Shetler (@lilly04202000) July 3, 2014
— Justin Barr (@JustinCBarr) July 3, 2014
Check your local listings to catch Big Smo on A&E TV, or you can get it on demand right here.
“You can tell when something’s real,” says the man known simply as Big Smo. “You can tell when it’s true. And I think what’s made us successful and gotten us this far is that we’re just real people, down-home country folk who really love to make music. People see that.”
Word of mouth, charged by the Internet, meant Smo could count his YouTube views in the millions before he talked to a record label. Low-budget videos showcasing his 32-acre farm, which has been passed down for generations, is his home base HQ. Homegrown in Tennessee, the self-proclaimed Boss of the Stix seamlessly weaves his work and play, his lifestyle and music on that farm, as compellingly as he weaves country, rock and hip-hop together.
His loyal fans – who he affectionately calls his Kinfoke – had better get ready to share Big Smo with an even larger audience.
The reason begins with the release of his major-label debut (June 3 on Warner Bros. records), titled Kuntry Livin’, a 13-song look inside the mind and music of one of the world’s true originals. Followed by a debut of an A&E original series centered on the country rapper, and it’s obvious this larger-than-life Tennessean has entered new territory – with every bit of the edge that brought him here.
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