Christopher (aka Antoine Smith) is a producer/musician/songwriter/rapper, and singer.
His music ranges from jazz/world/pop/j-pop/rhythm & blues/rap/hip-hop and nu-jazz.
Pseudo name as a producer is DJ Night Writer.
Smith's rap/hip-hop, and rhythm & blues is popular for his originals and remakes
on Youtube that many local and indie rappers frequently use for their mix-tapes.
His productions got him an audition for Def Jam's "We Got Next" in 2010.
By 2012, he released 2 "promos" under his real name Antoine Christopher.
Chris Botti, Hiroshima, Paul Hardcastle, The Rippingtons, Miles, Coltrane, The Runners,
Cool And Dre, Drumma Boy, Justice League, KanYe West, et al.
"Jay Kicks + Antoine Christopher rapped @ Peabodys Club Sat. July 13th...nice
turnout!" Music in General
"Antoine Smith was selected
by A&R Anthony (Scoe) Walker for Def Jam‘s "WE GOT NEXT" audition, Cincinnati,
OH in Dec. 2010. Requirements were to bring 3 of your best songs lasting 3 minutes
each to be heard by VP of A&R‘s, Lenny Santiago and A&R, Anthony (Scoe)
Smith’s (aka DJ Night Writer) audition was for a producer of rap and hip/hop
only. The surprising twist was that 9 minutes turned into a session up to 45 minutes!
Both were pleased by his productions and the meeting was complete with a hand-shake,
smiles, et al.
" Def Jam - We Got Next
"The Center for Economic
Development (the Center) at Cleveland State University's Levin College of Urban
Affairs selected Antoine Smith to participate in a focus group. The focus concerned
the Cleveland music sector commissioned by the Community Partnership for Arts and
In addition, Smith was selected from an elite source to conduct a study and discussion
on how to develop a better community acknowledgement of its artists, etc.
Remix of Cleveland Music Industry Full Report by Renee Constantino, Cleveland State
Univer. Graduate" Renee Constantino, Cleveland State Unv. Graduate, The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture