Brandon Smith, best known by his stage name B. Smyth, was an American hip hop and R&B recording artist and dancer from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was born on March 12, 1994 and died on November 17, 2022. He was 28 years.
Smyth, who released his single “Twerkoholic Part 2” last month died following a battle with pulmonary fibrosis, according to his brother.
What Is Pulmonary Fibrosis?
Per Mayo Clinic, pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease which occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred.
As a result, the thickened, stiff tissue makes it extremely difficult for the lungs to work properly.
As the condition worsens, one becomes progressively more short of breath.
More on B. Smyth
Smyth began his career by making good use of social media platforms.
He started out by posting his own covers of popular songs on YouTube, including “Stay” by Rihanna and “Quickie” by Miguel, in which some of his covers he posted have received over 500,000 views.
His videos led to him performing at various high-profile talent shows, where his style drew comparisons to prominent artists Chris Brown and Usher.
His success at talent shows landed him a record deal with Motown Records in 2012.
On Dec. 11, 2012, he released his debut single, “Leggo” featuring 2 Chainz, which peaked at No. 41 on the U.S. R&B Songs List, and No. 20 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles list.
Smyth released his first EP “The Florida Files EP” on October 15, 2013, featuring his second single, “Win Win” featuring Future.