18 Songs, 1 Hour 3 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The St. Louis rap outcast puts it down for his city.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The St. Louis rap outcast puts it down for his city.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
130 Ratings
130 Ratings
Tippy4533

Smino up next

This man is a problem. One of the best rappers of the new school. Can't wait until he blows up.

S.A.R fan

🔥

I'm a OG fan...so yeah...jut take it from me it's gonna be fire

TACO2UESDAY

Fresh

The album looks pretty lit

About Smino

St. Louis rapper/singer Smino combines hip-hop with funk and soul influences, much like contemporaries Isaiah Rashad, Saba, and Ab-Soul. Born Christopher Smith, Jr., he was raised by a family of musicians who provided early exposure to jazz, blues, and gospel music, which he would go on to blend with his own influences Kanye West and Dungeon Family. A drummer since childhood, Smino played in his church band before he started rapping. His first foray into hip-hop was as half of the St. Louis duo YDOC ("Young Dumb and Outta Control"). Later, he released a solo mixtape, SMEEZY DOT COM. After graduating high school, he moved to Chicago to attend Columbia College. There, singer Drea Smith (his cousin) introduced him to other artists in the local scene. In 2015, he formed the music collective Zero Fatigue with producer Monte Booker, rapper Jay2AintShit, and singer Ravyn Lenae. He released his first official EP, the sexually charged S!Ck S!Ck S!Ck, that October, quickly following with the Blkjuptr EP, an André 3000-esque meditation on cultural alienation. By year's end, he'd released the title track to his debut LP, "Blkswn," which was closely followed by the subsequent 2017 singles "Anita" and "BlkOscars." Blkswn arrived in early 2017 and featured appearances by Ravyn Lenae, Noname, and more. He promoted the effort on tours supporting SZA and T-Pain through the end of the year. In 2018, Smino issued "New Coupe, Who Dis?" with Chicago emcee Mick Jenkins. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

HOMETOWN
St. Louis, MO
BORN
October 2, 1991

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