St. Louis stunner, Smino, has popped up on a grip of features over the last year. Notably, Chance The Rapper and Jeremih‘s “Living Single,” as well as Saba‘s Bucket List Project closer, “World in My Hands,” following the guest spots up with his own Hidden Figures-inspired single, “Anita,” last month. Each outing proved Smino to be as versatile vocalist as any in the game, building feathery harmonies over warm synth-scapes.
Today the transplanted r&b upstart releases his debut album, blkswn. Largely rooted in syrupy and swung r&b reverence, the full-length is a sleek and seductive 18-track outing, chock full of kush-kissed romance records. No weak link in sight. Stream Smino’s stellar debut below and pick up your copy of the album on iTunes today. He joins Solange, Rae Sremmurd, Rapsody and more at Broccoli City Festival in Washington, DC on May 6th. Grab tickets today.