Smack One

The machine-gun from Strašnice. Smack doesn’t consider himself a rapper but the entire Czech rap scene is at his feet. In the 00s he imported grime to the Czech Republic with the IsCream Boyz crew but afterwards decided to get a hold of the Czech rap throne.

 

His solo 2012 solo debut named 2051 came out on his own label Archetyp51. His following record P’s a Love won him his first Anděl Award in 2014, the next one came a year later for the record Sick. The last two pandemic years were saved by his Chimera trilogy where he raps to afrobeat or drum’n’bass beats and comes across yet again as someone who carves new pathways for the Czech scene. Smack One has been organizing concerts of British grime stars and the London scene considers him one of its own for years, he showcased his freestyle for example for the BBC 1Xtra. Smack’s shows are concentrated energy which updates rap with elements of club scene.