Episode 11 of Big Smo, aka the Season Finale, brought us the Smoment we were all waiting for … the nuptials of Smoulmates, #Smitney!
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 Smocephus but 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).
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
In this episode, we see the wedding planning come to an end, as the Smiths tie the knot. Of course, there are some last minute things to be done, such as writing their own vows and allowing Haden and Alex to map out the exit from the wedding site (um, wait, what?). The guys promise to “bring country and fairytale together.” For Smo’s sake, I hoped that was really going to end up being the case.
During final preparations, we learned something very important: Alex was never clued in that Hawaii was added as a state in this country. Lucky for him, and certainly lucky for Smo, geography isn’t being tested in this episode. The real test is whether Whitney can figure out the best way to relate her love for Smo through her vows and whether Smo can come through with a dream wedding on the big day.
Despite some technical difficulties, i.e. Smo tearing through a tester tux (“big man in a little coat”), the wedding was a resounding success. Whitney’s vows were short, sweet, sentimental, and came right from the heart. Smo’s also came from the heart, but perhaps a tad more theatric … he IS an entertainer, after all. Equipped with a beat boxing choir, Smo read his vows from a scroll as the choir chimed in with supplemental hilarity. We then watched two Smouls become one in Smoly Matrimony.
And they lived happily ever after … at least until Season 2. Do we get a Season 2, A&E?!?!
Make sure to check out Big Smo’s Kuntry Livin (sans the choir) on iTunes!
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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