A unique combination of talent and insight, Corey Smyth is a respected music industry veteran and artist-proclaimed visionary whose entrepreneurial drive has always remained unmatched. In 1991, while attending Morehouse College, Corey became the founder and CEO of Blacksmith Holdings. Since its inception, Blacksmith Holdings has guided the careers of world-renowned artists including: Mos Def, Talib Kweli, De La Soul, Lil’ Jon, Dave Chappelle and more. For over 30 years, Blacksmith has showcased expertise in the areas of artist management and development, international touring, film and tv production, and forging game-changing global partnerships on behalf of its portfolio.

Blacksmith is now embarking on its next phase of artist development, content creation, and the acquisition of proprietary works and unique business ventures. Our envelope-pushing ambition, poise, entrepreneurship, and vision remain the driving-force and mission of the company.