Who is Smokey Montana?
Smokey Montana is a Jamaican rapper whose given name is Robert Clarke. He is from the the seaside township of Sandy Bay in the beautiful western parish of Hanover in Jamaica.
He is the father of a 3 year old daughter and responsible for three older boys who are not biologically his. Smokey has been involved with music since 2002 but took up the commercial side of it in 2012 following a meeting with Richard Kerr of Garrison Entertainment.
He has songs to his credit such as “If I Should Die”, “Swear to God” and “Dream Girl”, the latter being a collaborative effort between himself and Lusion.
Smokey also has a song titled “More Money More Problems”, the inspiration for which he says, “the inspiration for this one came out of the fact that I had an accident and the old time Jamaican saying if you really want to know yuh friends pretend like yuh dead”. “The person that I was expecting to see stand by me wasn’t there”.
Smokey credits his musical inspiration from old school rappers such as Kool Moe Dee and Big Daddy Kane and of more recent vintage; Tupac Shakur. “Rap allows you to express your feelings, to heal yourself in a way that Dancehall Reggae doesn't so that’s why I chose to do this, rap is deeper”.
Smokey Montana is also founder of Krazy Noize Entertainment which is a modest entertainment company operating in the Sandy Bay area.