If Desiigner’s uber-smash “Panda” was hinting at a comeback to the Gangsta-HipHop of the early 00’s, Smino is going in the opposite direction. The St. Louis-born young rapper just released his debut EP blkjuptr, along with his first video for its title track.
From the first note, the talent of this kid is crystal-clear: he wisely mixes heavily chopped’n’screwed instrumentals over razor blade verses à-la Kendrick Lamar and a very soulful chorus, which vaguely reminds of Frank Ocean’s best efforts.
Watch “BLKJUPTR” spooky clip – directed by Jacob Chavez – below and stream his debut on Apple Music.
blkjuptr (Official Video)https://t.co/HtmPoT4JDT
— blkjuptrLA 6/7 (@SminoBrown) June 2, 2016