Born July 2, 1989 in Philadelphia, PA Tae Smith has been destined to be an entertainer since the age of 4. Being creative at such a young age Tae Smith has aligned himself to be an artist, actor, radio/ tv personality, humanitarian and businessman. Unlike most kids who were into action figures and cartoons his age, Tae was mostly interested in music. At the age of 6 Tae was already recognized for his music abilities by having “Perfect Pitch”. By the age of 7 Tae drew from influences in music such as Michael Jackson, Nat King Cole and developed a love for singing. Little did Tae know that the influences of the musical greats affected him in a way that would change his life forever. By the age of ten Tae would know how to play three music instruments the french horn, the violin and the piano. At age 13 Tae discovered his love of songwriting , which was therapeutic for him to overcome personal obstacles in his life. Music was his passion, and songwriting became his drive to excel him as an artist in a musical footprint.
In middle school as Tae’s love for music developed he began to participate in school musical where his love of acting developed. Without any acting training Tae tried out for the musical “Guys and Dolls” and secured one of the lead roles. Since then Tae has performed in numerous plays and musicals playing Oliver in “Oliver Twist”, “Tony” in West Side Story. Wanting to expand his rage and to develop credibility as an actor Tae has also played lead roles in the theater productions such as “The No Name Play”, and “Baltimo, Jawja”
With a personality and stage presence such as Tae being in front of a microphone or camera came easy to Tae. While interning with Radio One Philadelphia Tae would have the remarkable opportunity to meet radio legend Dyana Williams, who would impact and influence his new-found love fo Radio & TV. Tae would go on to host his own radio show on Montco Radio, which was one of the highest rated shows on the campus radio station. When Tae transferred to Temple University he immediately joined the campus radio station WHIP and became one of the host of “The Whip Morning Show.”As 1/4 Of “The Whip Morning Show” Tae has interviewed local Philly Artist such as Chill Moody, Suzann Christine, Gogo Morrow and Jus Beano, and national recording artist “Dawn Richard” just to name a few.
One of Tae’s most proudest works with be his association with community organization Unity In The Community. Unity In The Community Launched in 2009, is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of others in the Philadelphia area. This also prompted Tae to promote his brand of self-empowerment entitled “Greatness At Work”, which encourages work ethic and drive to achieve your dreams.
While the story is still being written for Tae Smith, we can at least say that the story thus far has been quite entertaining!! Stay Tuned!!!