Featured Album: Smino – blswn.
Smino’s blkswn album is, in its entirety, nothing short of jaw-dropping: It’s a perfect synthesis of sultry R&B, smooth rap, and super fresh, forward thinking production. The way Smino seamlessly and effortlessly switches between clever, lyrical bars delivered with vicious flow, and gorgeous vocal sections, is impressive to say the least. And something about this entire project feels so authentic – it’s polished yet raw, catchy yet risk-taking.
The EP simultaneously gives vibes of Chance The Rapper, KAYTRANADA and even Frank Ocean at times, but it sounds most like Smino himself, and this wonderful synthesis of music he’s managed to create. Finally, a special word of mention must go to blkswn’s production team in Monte Booker, Phoelix, THEMpeople, J. Bird, & J. Robb – all of whom contributing absolutely amazing instrumentals. In all, an album to remember.
The album can be streamed/downloaded here.
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