After touring as a lead dancer and rapper under superstar Chris Brown’s CBE Records at the young age of nine, Scooter Smiff returns to the spotlight with “Scooter Bueller“. This is the first single from the forthcoming mixtape “First Period“, due out February 16th which features Jacob Latimore, Mario, Wale and more!
By the age 9, Baltimore-born and bred Scooter Smiff, 16, was introduced to Chris Brown and spawned off into an independent star after the release of his premiere song “Head of my Class.”
Scooter Smiff is ready for his solo debut as he currently works on his first mixtape, “First Period” due February 26 with production from Price Tag of Audio Push, Knotch of 1500 or Nothing, Hunga and Jaynari.
Scooter Smiff might do it all—dance, rap, write, choreograph and act—but he says that he’s just a “regular kid.” But “regular” he is not; his first taste of the big time came at age five (5) when he performed on Showtime at the Apollo and where he met B2K. As J-Boog from the group watched Scooter perform he was amazed and when the time was right he sent for an eight (8) year-old Scooter to record in Los Angeles. Scooter’s career began and his entire family moved to Los Angeles six (6) months later.
But the big turning point in his career came when Scooter Smiff met R&B superstar Chris Brown. “I met Chris through my friend Miles who went to the Debbie Allen Dance Academy with me. Miles was already a dancer for Chris when Chris was looking for a 2nd kid for his Grammy performance, he introduced us and the rest is history,” states the smiling teenager.
Without an audition, Scooter Smiff was quickly signed on to perform on the Grammy Awards with Chris and soon-there-after went on to dance and rap on Chris’ recent year-long “Up Close and Personal” tour (2007/2008) which featured Bow Wow, Soulja Boy, Lil Mama, and Sean Kingston. He also performed in Chris’ “Kiss Kiss” and “Wall To Wall” videos and was speedily signed to Interscope Records via Chris’ label CBE Records.
“I was in the rehearsal studio with Chris when he decided to go on my Myspace page. When he went on, he couldn’t believe what he saw! My mom put up a video of me rapping but I never told ‘him’ I was a rapper,” exclaims Scooter. “He loved it so much he took me to Interscope Records and I was signed by Jimmy Iovine on the spot!” Interscope Records quickly paid for a studio to be put on Scooter’s tour bus so the teen sensation could record his debut album and not miss a beat on tour.
Scooter Smiff is also an accomplished actor who played Daniel on the third season of the hit show Lost and made his dramatic feature flick debut with Gardens Of The Night (opposite John Malkovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Tom Arnold and Evan Ross), where he plays an abused child named Young Donnie.
And before you ask the question Scooter Smiff gets accosted with by fans the most, let’s let Scooter himself set the record straight: “I am called Scooter because of my grandma—when I was little, I couldn’t crawl, I just scooted, so she nicknamed me Scooter and it stuck!”
One thing’s for certain—this Scooter Smiff is built for both speed and skill!