Chicago producer Smylez has reportedly passed away, according to multiple reports. Smylez, born Izerrick Aigbokhan, reportedly passed away due to a heart attack, according to Hip Hop artist Rico Recklezz. Rico took to IG to mourn the lost of his friend and producer.
“Stop saying Smylez got shot. He had a heart attack. God [just] called his angle home. He was a legend and will [forever] be that . RIP Smylez. Love you.
Smylez was raised on Chicago’s South Side. He attended Paul Robeson High School alongside fellow legendary producer Young Chop. It was Chop who taught Smylez how to produce.
Smylez is credited with spearheading the Chicago drill movement that sparked the careers of some of Chicago’s hiphop artists such as P. Rico, Lil JoJo, Lil Jay, Rico Recklezz, Swagg Dinero, Killa Kellz and many more.