Kolley is from a small town called Bassfield, MS, which isn't usually home to budding rap stars. After dropping his all-star mixtape, RNS, as well as garnering attention from Big K.R.I.T., Kolley is on the cusp of becoming something great. Read up on the self-proclaimed next No. 1 artist out of the South.

Name: Michael Smith (Kolley)

Age: 25

Hometown: New Orleans

I grew up listening to: 8Ball & MJG.

Most people don't know: I'm the only child.

My style's been compared to: Pastor Troy, Mystikal, and Meek Mill.

My standout records and/or moments to date have been: "Get In Line," "Poetry In Motion," and "Hanna."

My goal in Hip-Hop is: To become a beckon, icon, dynasty, etc.

I'm gonna be the next: No. 1 artist of the South.

To check out more of my music go to: Follow me on Twitter (@Kolleybbe), and download my new mixtape here.

Standout: "Real Love"

Also check out: "Too Much"

And: "Hanna"