Cam O’bi teams up with Smino for “TenderHeaded”

Chicago bred, Los Angeles-based producer Cam O’bi has an extensive discography as a producer, but he embraces his role as both emcee and producer on his latest release, “TenderHeaded.” Featuring a guest verse from Smino, the smooth single pays homage to simpler days characterized by key childhood experiences. This is the first single from Cam’s . . .


Smino and Terrace Martin keep it jazzy on “Pecans”

As one of the smoothest, most melodically inclined emcees in the game, it should come as no surprise that Smino is well equipped to mesh with Terrace Martin’s jazzy acoustics on “Pecans.” The bouncy St. Louis native’s bouncy delivery is supplemented by horn, drums, and bass guitar that sound like they’re being performed live instead . . .

Smino links with T-Pain for "Anita" (Remix) video

Smino links with T-Pain for “Anita” (Remix) video

St. Louis artist, Smino, drops the official video for the “Anita” remix with your favorite Nappy Boy, T-Pain. The two collab effortlessly for a colorful display. Related: Smino puts on for St. Louis with his ‘blkswn’ debut Watch the Calmatic-directed visuals below.

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Saba – “World In My Hands” ft. Smino & Legit (Video)

Saba follows up the success of his Bucket List project with a video for one of its standout tracks, “World In My Hands,” which features guest contributions from Smino and LEGIT. Saba explained: “I wanted to show the Bucket List Project visually with this one, so you’ll see a lot of shots similar to the . . .

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Smino hits a drive-in theater for “Netflix & Dusse” (Video)

“I got a pizza on the way.” If you haven’t heard Smino‘s blkswn project yet…where have you been? The St. Louis budding superstar takes us back to one of the project’s standout tracks, “Netflix & Dusse,” with a new video that features him living the good life at a drive in movie theater. In regards . . .

New Music Apr 4  |  

Smino’s “Anita” video is a gorgeous depiction of black love

Smino‘s video for “Anita” feels like a vacation in the middle of spring. As the melodically inclined St. Louis rapper’s new video begins, he’s riding through a desert alone in a ’67 Mustang before touring an outdoor art exhibit and eventually arriving at a pool hall. He ends up showing a woman how to play . . .

New Music Mar 14  |  

Smino puts on for St. Louis with his ‘blkswn’ debut

St. Louis up and comer Smino cements this portion of his legacy with the release of his debut album, blkswn. The melodically inclined emcee’s 18-track project includes production from the likes of Monte Booker, Phoelix, THEMpeople, J. Bird, and J. Robb. This project dropped on March 14th, a date that is inspired by St. Louis’s . . .

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New Music Mar 10  |  

Smino – “Father Son Holy Smoke”

St. Louis rapper Smino‘s blkswn album is releasing on March 14th, and he decided to set the stage with an equality-focused record called “Father Son Holy Smoke.” The album will feature appearances from Ravyn Lenae, theMIND, Sango, Monte Booker, and more. Stream the THEMpeople-produced “Father Son Holy Smoke” below.

New Music Feb 8  |  

Smino floats on the Monte Booker-produced “Anita”

Smino‘s definitely on to something with the easygoing, Monte Booker-produced sounds of “Anita.” The St. Louis has a singsong, elastic delivery that fits exceedingly well into every pocket of Booker’s floaty, mellow production. Look for Smino’s blkswn album to release in the near future. Stream “Anita” below.

New Music Dec 5  |  

Smino flows smoothly on the Sango-produced “blkswn”

St. Louis buzzmkaer Smino is preparing to anticipate what might be a rather highly anticipated album release at the top of next year. In the meantime, he’s given us another opportunity to appreciate his bouncy, sing song delivery on the Sango-produced “blkswn.” This song was recorded at the Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles. Stream . . .

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Chance The Rapper – “Living Single” ft. Big Sean, Jeremih & Smino

Chance The Rapper shares a previously unreleased “Living Single” which was rumored to be left over from his Coloring Book project. With solid features including Big Sean, Jeremih, and Smino, I’m glad he decided to let this loose track go free. The interpolated hook from the theme song of the Living Single television series was . . .

New Music Jun 3  |  

Smino debuts striking visuals for “Blkjuptr” (Video)

St. Louis emcee Smino releases his first video to the world, and it’s worth the wait. “Blkjuptr” is an enticingly smooth single, and the subtly creepy nature of the accompanying visuals adds new layers of meaning. Watch the Jacob Chavez-directed video for “Blkjuptr” below, and stream Smino’s EP of the same name below. The project . . .

New Music Apr 28  |  

Float along to Smino’s “Menu”

St. Louis artist, Smino, hits us with the romantic vibes in the bouncy “Menu” (Me N U). He rides the Monte Booker produced joint in and out of the rolling 808s and electric blips throughout. It’s playfully explicit with clever switches in cadence to add that extra flair to an already impressive track. Stream “Menu” . . .

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New Music Apr 25  |  

Saba – “World In My Hands” ft. Smino & LEGIT

Last we heard from Saba, he was floating through the Chicago skies with Chance The Rapper in the video for “Angels.” As the weather continues to warm up for many of us, it’s only right that the Chicago creative keeps things light and breezy with “World In My Hands.” Saba can pivot with the best . . .

5 Things We Learned at Broccoli City Festival 2017

5 Things We Learned at Broccoli City Festival 2017

“It always rains at Broccoli City.” We whispered this amongst ourselves before Broccoli City Festival 2017 jumped off on Saturday, May 6th, in Washington, D.C. We knew it. At this point, veterans were used to this inevitable truth. We were right, but thankfully the rain was much less of a factor than it was during . . .