Ohio native Christian Smith may have one of the world's most common names, but his music career been anything but.
The 20-year-old producer went viral in 2015 after releasing his bootleg of Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen” which has since accrued over 150 million total streams. Crankdat has continued to ascend the ranks of dance music through his signature re-cranks and heavy-hitting collaborations with Jauz, Lookas and more. Amid his busy release schedule, Crankdat has graced some of the world’s most prestigious stages including Hakkasan in Las Vegas. He lives by an independent, motivated statement: Gear up. The motto has evolved into a tagline that applies to all of his fans who prep themselves for the next adventure of his. At the top of 2017, Smith dropped out of Kent State University, where he had a full-ride athletics scholarship, to pursue his dream of making music full-time. By summertime, he signed with Asylum under Warner Music Group where he released his debut solo single 'Dollars'.