|Born||July 21, 2006|
|Place of birth||Miami, Florida, U.S|
sammythefish (real name unknown) (born July 21, 2006) is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and drummer. He is most notable for his music career for which he has amassed a cult following,
Career[edit | edit source]
2018-2020: Beginnings[edit | edit source]
sammy got his start by making meme rap music at the age of 12 in 2018, inspired by the work of Flex Entertainment and Big Baller B at the time. He dropped his first unofficial single, "Disney," under the newfound sammy the fish name, which got him a small start with just a tiny audience of his school friends. He dropped another single, which propelled them a bit more, and then a mixtape, which features some of his friends.Many people found this music to be unlistenable, and even went as far as to give hate comments and bullying.
sammy did this again with a second mixtape known as Grawlix (now Grawlix, pt. 1) which dropped January 1st, 2020. The reception was still far from positive, but was a slight improvement. In May of this same year, they began work on a third mixtape, Grawlix, Pt. 2. In around this time he signed to Flex Entertainment.
After this, he dropped Star Machine, a mixtape which was suprise-released on August 14th, 2020. It had great reviews at first, but declining positivity made him take it down and work on making more serious music. In September, sammy dropped Starlit, which was his first serious test song. It recieves greatly positive reviews, gaining him a relatively massive of international attention and to this day and changed the direction of sammy's music.
After this, at only 14 years of age he singlehandedly organized, constructed, livestreamed, and put together everything surrounding for Flex Fest 2020, a music and arts festival serving many people from Flex Entertainment's lineup of artists.
2020-2022: "Descent into Madness," local attention, Axolotl, and Flex Fest[edit | edit source]
After his rocky start, he followed his passion and sheltered himself for months during the tail-end of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 creating his newest, fully self-produced debut project, SPEEDER, which released on February 12th, 2021. To great reviews, it made sammy's reputation soar to be one of most notable and popular Flex Entertainment artists. The album contained 12 tracks, featuring a vague but consistent genre spectrum including everything from synthwave, pop, rock, hip-hop, and even shoegaze. A few months later, he dropped "XCC (Too Much)," which ended up being the first track on his upcoming project Supercritical.
On July 20th, 2021, he had a severe accident where he fainted and hit his head directly onto a table. He was rushed to the ER and decided to release Axolotl at midnight that night as it was also coincidentally, the eve of his 15th birthday. The song turned out to have massive success and currently has thousands of streams and is one of his most popular songs. The song's reception was boosted by an urban legend which appeared about the song which stated that the production had "brown notes," a phenomena that causes human bowels to open up and allow them to excrete feces faster. The song was even mythicalized to such extents where it was regarded to as a "musical laxative" or even just simply "the poop song." sammy leaned into this comedical spike in attention and started selling promotional stickers on his merch store that regard the song as a so-called musical laxative.
He went on to release his second studio album, Supercritical, on August 9, 2021 through Flex Entertainment, to initally polarizing reviews, however, it later became considered a staple centerpiece in his discography, being his most streamed and also relevant project to date.
On January 17, 2022, sammy finally released a music video to his unorthodoxically hit song Axolotl. It got a relatively large amount of attention within only the first hour, and sees sammy rapping the song through the aisles of a busy Miami supermarket, as cat images cover his face at random occasions.
With a big local success at this point, he began work on his next big project, MADLY IN HATE. He started work on this next album before Supercritical was even finished. The album follows themes of abandonment and resentment, making it sammy's angriest, most aggressive album to date. The album was released with a drop party made in a Minecraft server within a recreation of his garage home studio. Various press articles were written in support of this release party.
This new album, MADLY IN HATE marked the end of the Descent into Madness era, in which sammy dropped a new album, or "chapter" to the story every 6 months, from February 2021 to April 2022.
On June 29th, 2022, sammythefish shared a new song titled "Karaoke Star." This 6 minute "hyperpop ballad" featuring funky vocal riffs, soft, airy pianos and loud, blaring synth solos turned into a fan-favorite for his fans, ending up to be an unlikely hit, gaining him many new fans and supporters.
He returned to organize and construct everything for Flex Fest 2022, but this time the festival was livestreamed by beetlebat. He also performed 6 songs at the event, including songs like "Karaoke Star", "Axolotl" and "Carlie She's Dead!", as the last performer before the headliners Big Baller B and Lil Mosquito Disease.
2022- Future:[edit | edit source]
Many great things await sammythefish.
Notable Facts[edit | edit source]
- sammy rather notoriously changes his album covers with no warning, sometimes even changing the entire design and color scheme of an album at a moments notice with absolutely no warning.
- He is an officer in his school's Key Club which frequently does volunteering projects in the local community.
- On December 12th 2022, sammythefish accidentally posted a video to his Snapchat story showing a snippet of a live performance of his song "Karaoke Star." He deleted it as soon as he saw he had accidentally posting citing that "he wasn't even trying" and "just filmed it to see what it sounded like," also adding: "I looked really bad, I wasn't presentable and I looked really ugly, I was in comfort mode..."
Discography[edit | edit source]
Albums[edit | edit source]
- SPEEDER (2021)
- Supercritical (2021)
- MADLY IN HATE (2022)
EPs[edit | edit source]
- The Halloween Party (2021)
Singles[edit | edit source]
- Starlit (2020)
- Axolotl (feat. Cleetus Clout) (2021)
- a thousand suns (feat. impierogi) (2022)
- Karaoke Star (2022)