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Rising Hip-Hop Producer Monte Booker Shares Soulful New Song "Don't Panic" Ft. Kiya Lacey

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Monte Booker is quickly rising as one of the most exciting new hip-hop producers to come out of Chicago, producing the majority of Smino's debut album (one of our favorites of the year) and releasing songs through Soulection. 

For his latest track, "Don't Panic," he teamed up with Red Bull Sound Select for an interesting concept: the song is composed of samples recorded by Chicago residents. Throughout the song you can hear the crowdsourced sounds that people sent into Red Bull, including crowded streets, rainwater, and more that is attributed to the Windy City. Vocals are provided by Kiya Lacey to tie the song together, who is a jazz singer out of Nashville, TN with a beautiful, soulful voice. The end result is a different sound than the percussion-heavy hip-hop beats he is known for, instead creating a hopeful, sunny track that sounds more like spring than the upcoming cold Chicago winter. Enjoy! 

Monte Booker - Don't Panic (Ft. Kiya Lacey)

Smino, Monte Booker, Bari & Jay2 Drop Impressive New Single "Manegos" As Zero Fatigue Crew

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Quickly rising rapper Smino has become a favorite of ours with his incredible debut album blkswn as one of our favorite releases of the year so far and his next level live performances. He’s back with another new song “Manegos” as part of his three-man group Zero Fatigue that also includes Jay2 and Bari grabbing production from talented Soulection affiliate Monte Booker.  

Monte Booker has a knack of making some of the smoothest hip-hop production we’ve heard in a minute as he handled much of the production on Smino’s recent album and joined him on tour. “Manegos” is no different as it makes use of a airy instrumental setting the foundation for a very soulful collaboration. As usual, Smino impresses with his hybrid verse singing and rapping showing off both his intricate lyrical abilities and singing voice while both Bari and Jay2 both prove why they’re artists to be taking seriously. Stay tuned for more from this exciting group and enjoy!

Zero Fatigue - Manegos w/ Bari, Smino & Jay2 (produced by Monte Booker)

Rising Rapper Smino Delivers Incredibly Smooth Single “Anita”

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Rising St. Louis rapper Smino has shared a funky, soulful new single titled "Anita" that sounds amazing. He's been making waves lately with his smooth sound that has us excited for his debut album blkswn due later this year. 

Smino teams up with his frequent collaborator and Soulection-affiliated producer Monte Booker on this incredibly slick single. The mellow beat brings a bouncing jazzy / funky vibe with slinking keyboard melodies, setting the stage for Smino to shine atop it all. He puts his hybrid style of singing and rapping on full display. You can hear Smino skip along the beat, switching his flows throughout and singing a soulful chorus to tie everything together. Keep an eye on this up-and-comer and enjoy!

Smino - Anita (Prod. By Monte Booker) | Stream Only

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