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 . . .

New Music Mar 19  |  

Monte Booker’s instrumental is smooth like “butta”

After being urged by a few friends, some which know my musical taste, to listen to Smino‘s debut album blkswn, I decided to take a listen yesterday. Needless to say I was blown away. Outside of Smino’s unique and eccentric flow, the production was a dream. I immediately went to the liner notes and saw . . .

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Broccoli City Festival 2017 features Rae Sremmurd & Solange; highlights DC creative culture

On May 6th, Broccoli City Festival will return to Washington, D.C. for the 5th straight year. The festival, which will take place at Gateway DC, will feature performances from Rae Sremmurd, Solange, 21 Savage, AlunaGeorge, Lil Yachty, Kevin Abstract, Rapsody, Smino, Chaz French, Nick Grant, Rejjie Snow, Sir the Baptist and more. The festival is . . .

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Big Sean drops “Living Single” ft. Chance The Rapper & Jeremih

“Living Single” originally appeared online back in July as a Chance The Rapper track, but we now get a final CDQ under Big Sean‘s catalog. The previous version also featured Chicago artist, Smino, but is not included on this single cut. Listen below and download “Living Single” via iTunes. I wanna drop something special tonight . . .

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New Music Oct 27  |  

Saba is versatile and focused throughout ‘Bucket List Project’

The Chicago hip-hop scene is one of the deepest and most talented that you’ll find. Saba stands in his own lane as one of the most talented and most versatile, and he brings his most recent efforts to a culmination with the debut of his Bucket List Project album. We hear Saba let his vocals . . .

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New Music Aug 17  |  

Mick Jenkins teams up with Sango to “Spread Love”

Mick Jenkins and Sango on the same record? Sounds like a blogger’s dream in the flesh. “Spread Love” also happens to be a super solid track. The Chicago spitter effortlessly glides over Sango’s chill keys on the first single for his debut album, The Healing Component. These two have both built their own unique lanes . . .