Cam Smith is a perfect example of a new generation of young producers and creatives forging their own path. This young Halifax singer-songwriter-producer has been working hard to move forward on his unique sonic highway.

His debut album, Cannon, a well-developed project full of menacingly heavy, low-end trap tunes, delivered with a unique brand of colourful pop-culture mashup, brought him national attention with positive reviews from Noisey/VICE, Exclaim! and HipHopCanada.

Smith is also closely associated with Halifax video production creative collective ODOD Films, where he’s listed as “rapper/producer/editor/influencer.” ODOD has produced and shot videos for such high-profile hip-hop names as Freddie Gibbs, Big Sean, A$ton Matthews and Vince Staples, just to name a few.

Smith has also taken a do-it-yourself approach to sponsorship and branding, and has already appeared in a “classic moment” video for Reebok Classics.

“I’ve been focused heavily on my production skills,” says Smith. “I’m really looking forward to exploring more production and helping artists discover their sound. I also have a few tricks up my sleeve that will make people say ‘WOAH!’”. Expect big things from Cam Smith and ODOD Films this year.