Smilez & Southstar was a hip-hop duo based in Orlando, Florida. The group was made up of Rodney "Smilez" Bailey and Rob "Southstar" Campman. They were managed by Alfonso J Alvarez and Gilbert Alvarez of StreetDwellaz Management and signed to Ted Field's ARTISTdirect Records. Ted Field, co-founder of Intersope Records, had recently left Interscope Records when he signed a preliminary agreement to become Chairman and CEO of ARTISTdirect. ARTISTdirect Records was a co-venture between ARTISTdirect, Inc., Ted Field, and BMG. Smilez & Southstar were the first hip-hop duo out of Orlando, FL to appear on nationally televised shows such as Late Night with Conan O'brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Their Top 40 hit "Tell Me" was produced by DJ Nasty & LVM of Nastybeatmakerz and Dakari of Just Anotha Smash.