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J.D. Smooth


b. John Wesley Lewis, 13 Dec 1963, Brooklyn, NEW YORK, NY, USA. By age 20, the multi-talented J.D. Smoothe inserted and gained a skill competition at his regional cathedral in Brooklyn. His notoriety spread through the entire NY boroughs and he continued to execute at several concerts in the town. He soon discovered work supporting significant R&B performers such as for example Harold Melvin AS WELL AS THE Blue Records, Joyce Simms and Blue Magic. In 1982, Smoothe performed at Reggae Sunsplash and afterwards proved helpful alongside dancehall performers such as for example, Buju Banton, Mad Cobra and Female Apache. In the first 90s Smoothe was presented to Studio room One’s Coxsone Dodd who recruited the vocalist to execute over traditional ‘Down Defeat’ rhythms. The periods resulted in the discharge of the cover version from the Chi-lites’ ‘A Notice To Myself’ performed on the primary Heptones’ ‘Party Period’ rhythm. Various other singles implemented including, ‘I’ll Take Treatment’, ‘Bridges’ and ‘People Obtain Prepared’. The formulation of variations over familiar rhythms demonstrated especially well-known and Dodd released the vocalist’s record debut with an increase of of the same. The record highlighted renderings of strikes such as for example, ‘I’m So Very pleased’, ‘A Home ISN’T A House’ and ‘Aged Man State’. Curiously within the same calendar year the Studio room Blend label released a compilation that included ‘A Notice To Myself’, that was noticeably absent within the Studio room One recording. In 2000 Smoothe was recruited from the FAMILY ROOM posse to execute alongside Sylvia Tella on the tour of European countries and the united states. While associated with FAMILY ROOM he done classes with Sidney Mills and Barrington Bailey for the discharge of Classics. The recording included favourites such as for example, Nat ‘Ruler’ Cole’s ‘Memorable’ and Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Queen FROM THE Minstrels’.

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Full Name J. B. Smoove
Height 1.93 m
Profession Comedian, Film producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor
Education Norfolk State University
Nationality American
Spouse Shahidah Omar
Parents Elizabeth Brooks, Floyd Brooks
Awards WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - (Including Talk) Series - Television
Albums JD Smoothe, Black Roses Are Mine
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Movies Almost Christmas, The Smurfs 2, Barbershop: The Next Cut, The Sitter, Top Five, Pootie Tang, We Bought a Zoo, Hall Pass, Date Night, The Dictator, Mr. Deeds, Search Party, Think Like A Man, Clear History, Movie 43, Frankenhood, A Haunted House, Dealin' with Idiots, Hell and Back, Tomorrow Night, Hurricane Season, The Polka King, Monsters University, The Watermelon Heist, Def Comedy Jam 25
TV Shows Cedric the Entertainer Presents, 'Til Death, The Millers, Last Comic Standing, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Real Husbands of Hollywood, Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the El-Rey, Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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