Smooky MarGielaa presents a distorted reality in his new visuals for “Rock$tar”. Directed by Eric Vite, MarGielaa puts on a one man show while sharing the importance of loyalty, hard work and other benefits of his rockstar spirit. Twisted images over fluorescent purple hues (and luxury face masks) only pump up the vibes, setting the 17-year-old apart from his peers. Premiering on Complex today, “Rock$tar” has already amassed over 300,000 global streams and counting.
Hailing from the South Bronx, Smooky MarGielaa embodies melodic raps and a crisp sound for New York hip-hop. It’s a gift that’s allowed him to work with the likes of Diplo, King Combs and A$AP Rocky who took him on as a protégé when Smooky was just 13. With his musicality shaped by years of performing with his father (world-renowned Malian musician Abdoulaye Diabaté), Smooky recently lent his pen to the co-writing of “Already” by Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, & Major Lazer—a standout track from Beyoncé’s acclaimed album The Lion King: The Gift.
His singles like “VLONE Flex” and “Stay 100” have garnered millions of views on YouTube and helped establish his carefree style and unique take on music videos. Smooky is currently preparing to release his debut project Youngest In Charge. Since signing to Interscope in 2018, he’s teased loosies like “Flight To Memphis” featuring Juicy J, A$AP Rocky, and Chris Brown as well as the relentless track, “The Judge”. Enjoy!