St. Louis up and comer Smino shares his long-awaited debut album, blkswn. As one of the Midwest’s most promising emcees, Smino has been able to avoid categorization over the last two years and craft music that blends together soul, funk, hip-hop, and blues. Led by the singles “Anita”, “blkswn”, and most recently “Father Son Holy Smoke”, Smino’s 18-track debut doesn’t disappoint with narrative-drenched songs about love, liquor, appropriation, and his perceptions of society. blkswn includes features from Chicago’s Ravyn Lenae, theMIND, Noname and Jean Deaux (who both appear on “Amphetamine” although not listed), and of course production from Smino’s frequent collaborator, Monte Booker. Stream blkswn below.