The follow-up to last year’s stellar blkswn serves as the St. Louis rapper’s second full-length to date. It finds him collaborating with the likes of R&B singer Ravyn Lenae and rappers Valee and Bari. Smino also re-teamed with past producers in LBoogie, Sango, and Zero Fatigue member Monte Booker.
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In a press statement, Noir is described as a record about the “present, about life now,” and the way Smino has evolved since his first LP. “I guess growth for me means understanding shit and being able to make music intentionally,” remarked the 27-year-old.
At the same time, the 18-track effort is said to have a “brighter” feel to it compared to its predecessor, which reflects Smino’s current state of mind. “Just have fun with your fucking life,” the rapper continued. “That’s really what I was doing when I was making the record: just having fun and living off my own confidence.”
04. Tequila Mockingbird
06. Summer Salt (feat. Bari)
07. Z4L (feat. Bari, Jay2)
09. We Got the Biscuits
12. Low Down Derrty Blues
13. Fenty Sex (feat. Dreezy)
14. Bam 2x
15. Krushed Ice (feat. Valee)
17. MF Groove (feat. Ravyn Lenae)