Papa Smurf grew up during the eclectic 90s in Washington, DC quickly becoming interested in music, education, arts and culture. During his younger years, he learned how to produce, arrange and write songs, which often reflected his life’s experiences and topics considered ahead of his time. As a teenager in 2009, he released his debut mixtape, “A Good Mix.” Smurf came back in 2012 to release the “PS EP”, which was solely produced by himself. The next releases would come in the form of unofficial mixtapes and various cover songs released on his SoundCloud page. The first single credited to Papa Smurf was in 2015. The song solidified his talent for bringing stories to wax. The release was followed by . This song referenced to overcoming any obstacle placed before you. The smooth 80s style ballad touched upon the topics of police brutality and the inappropriate treatment of African-Americans at the hands of Law Enforcement. Growing up in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood of Southeast Washington, DC Smurf was able to experience the best of both worlds. The term “Trapitol Hill” was coined in the mid 2000s. The first four letters, TRAP, stand for “The Righteous Always Prosper” and is sometimes interchangeably stated as “The Righteous Always Progress” as a means to motivate people. Currently, Papa Smurf is championing his “Doing Numbers” campaign, where he is releasing a new single each week or as frequently as possible. Be sure to follow him on his journey.