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Hometown Artist Discusses Music, New Projects and Being a “Ladies Man.”


Sacramento musician Smurffy is no stranger to the music scene. Born Wyatt LeAaron McThrow “Smurffy” on December 25, 1992. The Genre of music he performs is : Hip Hop/Rap and R&B. Smurffy debuted solo in 2012 at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA. Too Smurffy’s credit he has collaborated with others on several projects. Including dance productions, acting Showcases, as well as collaborating with other musicians. Wyatt LeAaron McThrow has successfully launched his first solo project on YouTube, and www.smurffywmj.com. Smurffy’s future plans are to perform in more venues in the United States. Currently, Smurffy has performed at the following locations: Boardwalk-Orangevale, CA, Johnny V’s-San Jose, CA, Bobby D’s-Redwood City, CA, Blue Lamp-Sacramento, Ca., to name a few.

Music lovers are excited and refreshed by Smurffy’s out-going and engaging personality. The music Smurffy writes and performs is authentic and exciting. 


The young artist took a break from his busy and hectic performing life to chat with Young Urban Voices Magazine to discuss his career and future plans. 

Young Urban Voices Magazine: What influenced you to start music? 

Wyatt: What influenced me to start music initially was that when I was young my father was the percussionist for a reggae band. Music was always around my house and was a constant growing up. What made me want to rap was listening to Kanye West.

YUV: What are your current projects that you are working on? 

Wyatt: At this moment I am working on a new body of work that reflects being young, fly and ambitious. There are a few titles but I haven’t chosen yet. Hopefully it can be a body of work that helps other college aged people such as myself feel inspired.

YUV:  Where did you get the stage name Smurffy from? 

Wyatt: Funny thing is I got the name from my Dad. I’m the baby of the family and my dad is 6’2 so he would call me smurf all the time growing up. When I started rapping I just decided to add to it and I got Smurffy.

YUV: Where have you performed as an artist? 

Wyatt: I’ve performed in many different venues in Northern California, I am looking forward to spreading out and touching new communities and sharing the sound.

YUV: Do you consider yourself a “ladies man?”

Wyatt: I mean, I’m good with women. Some would call me a pick-up line savant. All jokes aside Women tell me they enjoy my relationship based songs, because they are honest from the male perspective. 

YUV:  How would you best describe your musical style? 

Wyatt: I’d say it’s a mix of all of my influences. I would love to say that I’m a mix of all the legends, but also I’m just myself. I love old Soul and R&B samples though!

YUV:  Where can we find out more about you and your music? 

Wyatt: Soundcloud, Instagram and Twitter @smurffy1225 

YUV: Who have you collaborated with in the industry? 

Wyatt: I’ve kept it small only making music with people in WMJ which is the imprint me and my collaborator J.mo use. I have dream collaborations that I want, but at the moment I am all about what comes naturally and provides good energy.

YUV: What are your plans for the future? 

Wyatt: To blow up crazy!! I want everything this career has to offer. I want to inspire everyone to follow their dreams and I can only do that by following mine to their limits. So follow me @smurffy1225 and come be a part of the journey!

YUV: Is there anything else you’d like to add? 

Wyatt: “My whole team ballin till we cop 100 grand

They tryna quick sand me but im solid where I stand

Im lookin at my baby picture and he lookin back

and he sayin WOOO I grew up to be the MAN!” – Smurffy *Feelin Like The Realest”

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About janaemarie201426 (198 Articles)
Published Author of, "Flirting with Temptations", CEO of JM Publications, Publisher of Young Urban Voice Magazine, Writer, Producer, Director, Editor of My Mother Donna, film. I have interviewed numerous people throughout my journalism career such as MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, Spudd, and John Mason, Reggie Reg ( Detroit radio personalities) Three 6 Mafia, Russell Simmons, Kimmora Lee, Michael Eric Dyson, Braxton Cosby (nephew of famed comedian Bill Cosby) and several popular authors. Young Urban Voices is a publication for Young people by young people. We deliver news on events and individuals that mainstream media would otherwise pass up. We showcase minorities in a positive light and capture stories and interviews you wouldn't find anywhere else. We truly are News for the young, fly and classy. Flirting with Temptations is my debut book about a successful young woman who is at the top of her career but yet isn't satisfied. So she finds herself in a web of destruction by messing around with several married men. Monica Clayton finds herself fighting for her life and has to learn a hard lesson about life and Karma. Daddy's Home is my upcoming book about a troubled young lady named Danielle Turner. She gets molested by her father and betrayed by her family. Danielle grows up in the hard streets of Detroit and must learn how to overcome her painful past if she wants to have a better future. All books available at Amazon.com. My Mother Donna is a touching film about a once drug addicted mother thought to be dead after giving birth to her youngest daughter tries to come back and reunite with her estranged family but is it too late? Written directed, produced, edited by Krystle Hudson (aka Janae Marie). You can view this film on YouTube. You can check out my featured interview with The Hub Magazine Summer Issue on newsstands now. I discussed my books and my publishing process. My publishing company JM Publications is one not to miss

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