Battle of the 1Bands


Smino has been rising steadily since his last studio album NOIR with the release of a new mixtape, She Already Decided, a pair of singles: “Baguetti” (with JID) and “Backstage Pass”, much-lauded appearances on the Dreamville Revenge project, and coveted guest turns with Chance the Rapper, Ari Lennox, Doja Cat and Alina Baraz. Smino is also 1/3 of the supergroup, Ghetto Sage, alongside Saba and Noname.
The trio released their first collaboration “Häagen Dazs” in 2019. Smino’s 2019 performance with a live band at AFROPUNK in Atlanta 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.”