With a successful breakout album and a promising tour on the way, Saint Louis’ own Smino checks in as this week’s SoundCloud Rapper of The Week (SROTW). Smino’s blkswn is a tremendous work of art that bridges the gap between classic R&B and modern hip hop, and its execution shows the coming of age of an artist who has been primed to blow for a couple years.
Smino’s equal appeal as both a singer and a rapper have landed him tremendous attention over the SoundCloud airwaves. The title track “blkswn” specifically showcases his incredible vocal range and crafty bars.
I stumbled upon this man my senior year of high school when he released the timeless jam “Smellin like a Re-up” with Monte Booker, and I’ve understandably been bumping him ever since. He’s settin off on his “Swanita Tour” at the end of April, so check his schedule to see when he’s comin through a town near you.
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