Midwest rap phenom, Smino, has released the music video for his new Kenny Beats and Lido-produced single, “Trina,” a lyrical nod to the first lady of Slip N Slide records.
Directed by Child, the charismatic and colorful clip showcases the rapid-fire wordsmith’s comedic side while treating viewers to the culture’s first Underwater Playas Ball. The single will be featured today as a Zane Lowe World First on Apple Music’s Beats 1.
The charismatic rapper’s profile has been rising steadily this year with a much-lauded appearance on the Dreamville posse cut, “Sacrifices,” with J. Cole, Saba and Earth Gang, and a coveted guest turn on Chance the Rapper’s latest album on the song “Eternal.” Smino is also 1/3 of the newly formed supergroup, Ghetto Sage, alongside Saba and Noname. The trio released their first collaboration “Häagen Dazs” last week.
The artist recently performed with a live band at AFROPUNK in Atlanta and garnered rave reviews. “Smino ran a master-class of crowd control and cruise control,” wrote journalist Michael Penn II. “He maneuvers between a preacher-like stage hop and stationary pimp-talk… It’s the kind of show that makes a tight set feel abrupt in the end.”
Smino @ Manchester Academy 2
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm
Tickets £16.00 + booking fee