Audiomack puts together a playlist of Smino’s most essential and iconic songs.
No one sounds like Smino, and for good reason. The St. Louis native blurs the lines between neo-soul, rap, R&B, and alien-like vocalizations to take the hip-hop genre and make it his own. His 2017 debut album, blkswn, turned haze into a fashion statement, and his sophomore record, NOIR, applied experimental textures to his already alternative sound, leaving us with something wholly new and exciting. Smino is a new-school leader, constantly moving music forward. In that spirit, Audiomack has put together a playlist of Smino’s most essential and iconic tracks to make sure you don’t miss a step from Smi.
Featuring his album standouts “Anita,” “MERLOT,” “Netflix & Dusse,” and “KLINK,” this playlist not only highlights Smino’s unique cadence and endless bevy of flows, but it also showcases his growth from record to record. Over immaculate Monte Booker production, and with an assist from Mick Jenkins, Smino sounds at home on any track that takes “weird” and turns it into a chic stylistic choice. Going from languid loverboy to double-time flow, to onslaught of triplets, to soulful croons all on one track, it’s impossible to have but one favorite Smino moment, let alone song.
Press play on this playlist and discover all of your favorite Smino tracks, and learn exactly how the artist is moving music forward.