Biography of Smartkid
Omar “Smartkid” Currie is the Managing Director of Smartkid Records Company Limited which was founded in 2007. The company specializes in producing and managing artistes by utilizing its multipurpose “state of the art” recording studio located in Greater Portmore, St. Catherine, Jamaica. The recording studio was established in 2010 and is now recognized as one of the best multipurpose recording studios located in Portmore. It is equipped to do audio editing and mixing, demo duplicates and vocal recordings.
Smartkid started singing at a very early age but found that without adequate support it was not easy to make the transition into the music industry. Being very passionate about music and while he possesses impeccable work ethics, his interest in singing faded but remained committed to his dream of one day becoming a main player in the music business. He began promoting parties and the results were overwhelming allowing him to use this opportunity to integrate into the music fraternity. It then became obvious that there are many talented people in Jamaica and other parts of the world who struggle, like he did, to break into the music business. He realized that he really wanted to be instrumental in assisting these persons with the honing of their talents and getting them recognized. His dream of becoming a Producer/Recording Engineer and Artiste Manager was actualized through much hard work, persistence, and dedication. In later years he ventured into publishing, event planning and as a booking agent for various artistes.
Omar “Smartkid” Currie has worked with some of the most renowned entertainers, such as, Tarrus Riley, Kabaka Pyramid, Runkus, Jesse Royal, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Spragga Benz, Sizzla, Zamunda, Lutan Fyah, Merciless, Jah-9, Christopher Martin, Frisko Kid, Junior Reid, Andrew and Wadda Blood and many others. He has released several albums including the True Frenz album, Life Riddim (2010); Set if Off Riddim project (2016); Success of Discipline (2018) and more recently Prosperity (2021).
The Prosperity album, that turns dreams into reality, features 12 powerful and inspiring songs by Tarrus Riley, Runkus, Kabaka Pyramid, Zamunda and Smartkid himself. There is a bonus track, written by Smartkid and J-Lee, and this features his goddaughter (Jamie-Lee Wilson), which brings thought provoking words to the listener. The album will be released on August 29, 2021 celebrating the birthday of his beloved mother.
Currie has been integral in the shooting of several music videos including the recently released single “Make it Breathe” by Runkus ft. Tarrus Riley, “$$$” (Money) by Runkus, 5Gs, to name a few.