Smino

Stream Smino’s New Album NOIR

Chicago-based rapper Smino's sophomore album NOIR arrived today via Downtown Records. Longtime collaborator Monte Booker, who in recent years helped Smino develop his colorful brand of gadgety funk, handled…
Tosten Burks / November 8, 2018

Smino – “KLINK”

Chicago-via-St. Louis rapper Smino has shared "KLINK" from his forthcoming sophomore album NØIR. His longtime producer Monte Booker loops a dense flamenco guitar riff that Smino commands…
Tosten Burks / November 5, 2018

Chicago Rap Architect Cam O’bi’s New Single “TenderHeaded” Shows He Can Rap, Too

Over the last five years, Cam O'bi has influenced the direction of Chicago hip-hop about as much as anyone. The Las Vegas native produced early …
Tosten Burks / January 22, 2018

20 Rap Songs We Loved In 2017

Rap music felt as vital as ever in 2017, regaining its dominance on the charts and securing its stranglehold on the pop cultural zeitgeist. As such,…
SPIN Staff / December 31, 2017

Video: Saba – “World in My Hands” ft. Smino and Legit

Saba has released the video for "World in My Hands," which was featured on his 2016 album Bucket List Project. The Tom Vin-directed clip literally illustrates the…
Brian Josephs / August 4, 2017