DeWarren Smith

Saint Louis, Mo, Usa

I enjoy helping people and organizations brand themselves. My experience has led me to work with talented music producers Marlon "Reign" Smith and Seneca Cayson, their collaborative and production credits include: Yo Gotti ft Lil Wayne (Women Lie, Men Lie) Yo Gotti ft Pleasure P, Ras Kass, Ginuwine, Nikko Smith, and more. I have also worked with Nvisible Designs, where we have done graphic design projects for many artists and labels most notably, Atlantic Records, Shady Records, and artist such as Twista, Flo Rida, Bone Thugs N Harmony, and DJ Smallz. Whether it was brand managmenty, organizing social media, shopping music to labels such as Jeff Robinson's MBK for their latest Tyrese Gibson offering, or communicating directly with artists or their management about design projects I handled each task professionally. After months of working with teams I decided to take my talents to a higher level and sought and received an internship working with the most consistent and successful label I could find here in St. Louis and began working for Notifi Music Group's very own Ira Dewitt. While at Notifi I worked with AyeVerb and Darrein Saffron campaigns. Ira provided great insight on the industry and was a joy to work with and when I decided to pursue an opportunity working with an artist I felt I could take to another level she gave me her blessing. In 2012 I began to work with St. Louis Hip Hop artist Tef Poe. After his release of War Machine 2 and POE Mixtape I enlisted with his Foot Klan movement as a Brand Manager and began to seek national exposure to compliment his already gaining popularity, his participation in nationwide music festivals such as Austin's SXSW and Atlanta's A3C, and other exploits was substantial. Through my efforts without the use of any PR firm or budget, i pitched and landed XXL's The Break, which Tef appeared online and in print edition. We secured a sponsorship role with Amnesty Intl, released War Machine III hosted by DJ Smallz and DJ ShureFire, and last but not least I alone managed the 3 month campaign to feature Tef Poe in The Source Magazine's Unsigned Hype. From December of 2011 till the summer of 2012 we accomplished a lot and I decided to take my leave from working with Tef Poe with much respect and many lessons learned.

After leaving my mark in the music scene, while small for sure, yet powerful in my mind. I decided to bring professional basketball back to St. Louis...