M.E.C.C.A. Records

Charlie Smarts, DJ Ill Digitz - Charlietape (Digital Album)

Charlietape is the debut album from Duo Charlie Smarts & DJ Ill Digitz. Based in NYC, Charlie & Digitz represent 2/5’s of NC Hip Hop Group Kooley High. As the only two members of Kooley High living in NYC, Charlie & Digitz decided it was time to join forces and create something unique that represented this NY-to-NC experience. With Charlietape, the Duo also wanted to break some of Hip Hop’s current conventions and blueprints. They have succeeded with this 19-track classic East Coast Indy Hip Hop offering.

The album showcases Charlie Smarts’ bar-driven raps at their peak; each track requires multiple play-backs to catch his multi-layered wordplay. Stripped down, yet confident and refined, Charlie Smarts subject matter reflects an MC finally coming into his own in the Big City.

Adding another dimension to the project, DJ Ill Digitz has deftly crafted Charlietape together with vintage soundbites, scratches, shout outs, and other mixtape-esque sensibilities. Digitz is a true student of the game, and it’s on full display here.

The end result is a full on immersive listening experience. Sit back and enjoy. 

Charlietape features production from the legendary 9th Wonder,
Jansport J (fresh off his work with Nas and Hit-Boy), and Grammy-nominated producer Eric G. Guest MCs include Skyzoo, J Scienide, Nolan & Kooley High’s Tab-One.