Smino the Hero From the Krib

Written By Contraband$

Born as Christopher Smith Jr. raised in a home of musicians influenced by jazz and instruments. With a rich bloodline & blessed as one of “Hip-Hops most refreshing Voices” by Pitchfork. St.Louis’ own Smino dropped his third studio album October 28th this past year , with collaborations from Lil Uzi Vert , Lucky Daye , J.Cole , Cruza , Doechii , and Fatman Scoop just to name a few the album has a impressive track list. Different sounds and different vibes. I heard Smino prior not recognizing that he was from the “Krib”. December 18th , 2022 shortly after the drop of the album he came home for “Kribmas”. A highly anticipated annual event held at the Stifel Theater , were proceeds went to the BlkSwn rapper’s charity the Kribmas Foundation. The album BlkSwn was deemed “40 Best Rap Albums of 2022″ by  Rolling Stone.” 

Smino is known for his sultry sound , easily transitioning from bars to vocals. The features on Luv 4 Rent are from another galaxy! The featured tracks are simply tide surfin’. Handpicked and handcrafted! Perfectly executed! He had to have created this album with the intent of giving us an escape. This album has the power to elevate your mind and yet allow you to eliminate the outside world. Smino is truly gifted and lyrically enchanting! Smino has worked with a plethora of artist in such a short time. Fans are wondering what he’s cooking next in his “kitchen” from working with Dreamville , EarthGang , Monte Booker , Jay2 , and Ravyn Lenae many fans are on edge with what’s to potentially come from this already greatly accomplished young artist. With almost 1 billion career streams Luv 4 Rent is on all streaming platforms go catch it before the next project. Wouldn’t want to end up on the other side of Zoink Gang!

Luv 4 Rent Album Cover

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J Cole ( @JColeNC ) Surprise Visit to Ground Zero in Ferguson to pay respect to #MIKEBROWN

Since the murder of 18 year old Mike Brown 8-9-14 in Ferguson, St.Louis has seen a slew of support and announced visits from across the African American spectrum, from legendary activist Al Sharper,Jesse Jackson, to black celebrities and artist such as Jeezy, Ricky Smiley and more, & to politicians who represent us that we never see including Governor Jay Nixon, and Senator Claire Macaskill. Each,in their own way stealing a glimpse of the spotlight to show that they care.




While not being on twitter since August 15th when he released “Be Free” dedicated to Micheal Brown, and any other victim of police brutality, not being on Ig in forever, the rapper who dropped back to back number 1 Billboard Albums, attempted to sneak in to St.Louis un noticed, unannounced, to genuinely pay respect and show support for justice in light of his murder.

Photo Credit Rich Vision Media.

Photo Credit Rich Vision Media. (Click photo to here tribute song)