LL Presents: The Smrtdeath Q&A

I have basically watched Smrtdeath blow up in front of my eyes in 2017, so I knew that I had to include him in our latest Q&A segment. Smrtdeath is extremely unique, he is unlike any other artist that you have heard and he offers a soothing & ear pleasing sound that many are starting to catch onto. I predict that he will become a star in the years to come, but until we reach that point you might as well get to know him by learning a thing or two about him below!

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EM: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself.

SD: hi my name is smrtdeath but my friends call me sethany. i’m a vocalist from canada making pop punk music but with sick beats instead of a band.

EM: Where are you from?

SD: winnipeg, canada. every1 thinks i’m from la or toronto but i’m not im from this frozen shithole

EM: What is your earliest memory of music?

SD: ion remember this specifically but my mom told me since i was little i would always make her play any song i liked over and over until i knew all the words. which was sometimes like, christmas carols, but also like thriller haha

EM: When did you first start creating music?

SD: i used to play instruments as a kid, drums & guitar, & play in shitty bands with my friends just like fucking around.  i started writing like shitty little songs on guitar around then too, probably when i was like 15 or something but i never really fucked around with recording stuff or doing shit over beats til later. actually once me and my friends recorded like 5 songs on a tape recorder set in the middle of a room hahah. it sounded so bad, when the drums were too loud the whole thing would just cut out completely.

EM: Who/what inspired you to start creating music?

SD: prolly just like always loving music & wanting to listen to it all the time. i was like dam i wanna make some too. my cousin played drums n i was like yo that’s sick i wanna learn. then i was like yo kurt cobain is so sick lemme try guitar and singing. omg i love ja rule i wanna be a rapper. music made me wanna make music i guess.

EM: Who are some of your biggest influences musically?

SD: the distillers, ja rule, murphy lee, good charlotte, kurt cobain, sum 41, nelly, lil wayne

EM: Do you remember the first album you ever purchased?

SD: i’m not 100% the *first* shit i ever got, but two albums i remember having early on are sum 41 – all killer no filler & n.e.r.d. – in search of.

EM: What are your top five favorite albums ever?

SD: in no order

majical cloudz -impersonator
antwon – end of earth
n.e.r.d. – in search of
blink 182 – take off your pants & jacket
sum 41 – all killer no filler

EM: What are your top five favorite mixtapes ever?


ilovemakonnen – ilovemakonnen EP
das racist – shut up dude
lil peep & nedarb – california girls
young thug – barter 6
lakutis – 3 seashells

EM: Can you tell me how Nail Gang started?

SD: i was on ig live flexin my nails n said nail gang as a joke n people ran with it haha so i did too. nail gang anyone with pretty nails or anyone who fucks with me love em all <3

EM: Who are some artists that you have been listening to lately?

SD: i been listening to lil lotus, lil aaron, lil bo weep, corbin, antwon, lil soda boi, drippin so pretty, audioopera, saphir, tracy, coldy, horse head, wicca phase, hella other ppl i’m forgetting off top. i also listen to like hella young thug & future & then like old shit.

since peep passed i been listening to him non stop. can’t believe it man. my heart goes out to his family, gbc & anyone who was close to him. peep wrld gbc eternal.

EM: The National Anthem or The International Players Anthem?

SD: international players anthem no question


EM: What’s your favorite book?

SD: damn idk ab just one but off top fear & loathing and either sex drugs and cocoa puffs or eating the dinosaur.

EM: If you could give one piece of advice to upcoming artists what would it be?

SD: make music that u wanna hear is cliche but true!!

EM: What can our readers expect from you in 2018?

SD: i got a bunch of projects in the works with some of my fav producers. me lil lotus & lil aaron started an emo boyband called boyfriendz, def be on the lookout for a bunch of stuff from that! also definitely hella vids, & look out for tour dates sooner than later. overall i’m just gonna keep tryin to make as much good shit as possible.

EM: Where do you see yourself in five years?

SD: doin my thing 🙂