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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.”


Attention all rebels, misfits, and non-conformists! It’s time to mark your calendars because AFROPUNK BROOKLYN 2023 is coming. Get ready for an unapologetically fierce celebration of black culture and music, taking place on August 26th and 27th.



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