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Bryan Raphael

(1992-10-12) October 12, 1992 (age 31)
Mount Vernon, New York
CitizenshipUnited States
  • Internet celebrity
  • Rapper
  • Musician
  • entrepreneur

Bryan Raphael (born on October 12, 1992) better known by his stage name IAmSmooth_, also known as Smooth, is an American internet celebrity, rapper, musician, manager, and entrepreneur. Hailing from Mount Vernon, New York, IAmSmooth_ credits his musical start to his hometown. He began his career as a manager, assisting local talents like Marridon or @Marridon1Link on social media and in the studio to propel their musical careers. Additionally, IAmSmooth_ established DA9 LLC, a management company where he has helped artists and social media influencers.[1]

Later on, he helped manage social media influencers, including Javen Elizabeth, with whom he worked on a brand deal campaign with DKNY for mental health awareness in October 2022. IAmSmooth_ also managed other artists like Big Papi King, whose hit track "We Outside" charted #141 on the Apple Music charts.[2]

IAmSmooth_'s songs are available on various platforms, including Apple Music, YouTube Music, Spotify, and Tidal, and he has been featured in major media outlets such as ThisIs50, Disrupt Magazine, Flaunt, HipHopSince1987, and Vents Magazine.

Early life and education

IAmSmooth_ was a phenomenal athlete who took his AAU Team "Teaches Hoops" to their first Boy's Basketball 14U AAU Division II National Championships in Florida's Space Coast in 2007. He also attended New Balance Outdoor Nationals 2010 as an alternate for Mount Vernon Boy's Track and Field 4x100 relay and 4x400. IAmSmooth_ went to high school with Jabari Hinds, an American professional basketball player, and Jordan Lucas, an American football safety.

He divorced his internet celebrity wife Vivala_Diamond in 2017.[3]


A New York native from Mount Vernon, where he gives credit to his musical start. He started as a manager with a couple of local talents, one of those local talents being Marridon or @Marridon1Link known on social media which he has helped propel his social media and musical career. From assisting artists with game plans for their aspiring careers to helping create in the studio.[4]

IAmSmooth_ has helped manage social media influencers build their brands and social media presence. One notable influencer would be Javen Elizabeth, @javenelizabeth7 on TikTok who he’s helped grow to over 50k followers. He worked alongside the mental health advocate Javen Elizabeth for BPD advocacy on her brand deal campaign with DKNY for mental health awareness back in October (10/10/22).[5]

IAmSmooth_’s management didn’t stop there. He helped other artists like Big Papi King with his hit track “ We Outside “ that charted #141 on Apple Music charts. So nonetheless he was doing well in management before taking the reins himself as a musician.[6]



  1. Radio, Global Urban (4 December 2022). "Featured Artist: IAmSmooth_". Global Urban Radio. Retrieved 24 March 2023.
  2. Coie, Brett (12 November 2022). "Rising Artist IAmSmooth". Disrupt. Retrieved 24 March 2023.
  3. IAmSmooth_, Smooth (30 January 2023). "Big Papi King collaborates with IAmSmooth_ for a " We Outside remix "". Vents Magazine. Retrieved 24 March 2023.
  4. Iamsmooth_, Big Papi King (25 January 2023). "Big Papi King And Iamsmooth_, Teamed Up To Do "We Outside Remix" - TheHipHopCollege". thehiphopcollege. Retrieved 24 March 2023.
  5. IAmSmooth_, Big Papi King (23 January 2023). "IAmSmooth_ is at it again teaming up with Big Papi King, to drop " We Outside remix "". Thisis50. Retrieved 24 March 2023.
  6. Mehta, Ayush (16 November 2022). "Rising Artist IAmSmooth". USA Wire. Retrieved 24 March 2023.

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