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Listen To Rising Rapper Smino’s Impressive Debut Album ‘blkswn’ : Hip-Hop

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Quickly rising rapper Smino has delivered his smooth debut 18-track album blkswn. The St. Louis to Chicago artist has a unique sound blending a soulful style of singing and rapping that is in a similar vein as Chance The Rapper and Anderson .Paak, but keeping his sound entirely his own. He decided to drop the album today on 3/14 to represent his St. Louis area code of 314.

We were recently blown away by standout album single "Anita" and are pleased by the full project. Smino was born into a musical family and this shows in his music based around a live, funky and soulful sound. His singing is incredibly catchy and melodic while his raps are fluid and technical making for a hybrid sound that works so well.

The entire project is filled with soul. Everything from the instrumentals to his delivery is soulful as he skips along to the beat singing a catchy melody before bursting into a furious verse showcasing his diverse skill set. He brings on minimal features from vocalists as well as production by Soulection’s Monte Booker, his past collaborator THEMpeople and more. Stream the full album below and enjoy! 

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Frank Ocean Shares Incredible New Song “Chanel” + A$AP Rocky Remix

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Frank Ocean surprised us with a new song! He debuted "Chanel" on the second episode of his new Beats 1 radio show blonded RADIO. The radio show also included another version of the new track with an A$AP Rocky verse.

“Chanel” is sounding amazing and they actually played it 18 times in a row on the radio show. It carries a similar sound as his latest album Blonde with the unconventional song structure and verses that walk the line between singing and rapping. The radio show came as a surprise announcement from Beats 1 and delivered in a big way. Check out the original version below and the A$AP Rocky remix here. Listen to the whole radio show on Beats 1 here. Enjoy!

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[PREMIERE] Rising Artist Pink Slip Drops Impressive Genre-Blending 4-Track EP ‘Pink Motel'

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Newcomer artist Pink Slip is making his first appearance on TSIS for his impressive new 4-track EP Pink Motel. Kyle Buckley, aka Pink Slip, has been rising with his singles and caught our attention with this full project released via Big Beat White Label. 

Pink Motel’s four tracks display Nashville-based Pink Slip’s versatility blending a variety of different sounds while bringing the most out of each guest vocal appearance. This EP includes previously released refreshing singles “PCB” ft. Rahn Harper and “2 U” ft. Anthony Pavel as well as two impressive new soulful tracks featuring Estef called “Said It All” and “Best For You”. Pink Slip hits many different sounds throughout the chill EP as he flawlessly pairs deep, rumbling basslines alongside dreamy live instrumentation combining soulful and funky elements with hip-hop and future bass aesthetics. Enjoy!

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