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17 artists to watch in 2017: Smino


Fresh from St. Louis and living in Chicago, Smino is *currently* my favorite artist. His wordplay is poetic and he’s choosy with his beats. His go to producer, Monte Booker, made a name for himself with the crew from Soulection for soulful, futuristic beats which pair perfectly with Smino’s content and delivery. He’s put Jean Deaux on a handful of joints, and the two complement each other to a t. Smino was featured on Noname’s debut album, toured with Mick Jenkins and found an ally, and friend, in Chance The Rapper. Check out his project, blkjuptr, our favorite of the two EPs he released in 2016 and keep it locked on what’s to come from the soulful 25 year old in 2017. @sminobrown

Our favorites: Kajun, Runnin, Shadow Man (Noname feature)

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