Whatever the ultra-talented Smino shares to the masses. it’s bound to be something more than meets the eye.
Blessing listeners with his eclectic mix of smooth-tuned funk and woozy R&B, the St. Louis singer-rapper is officially prepping to release his third studio album Luv 4 Rent.
my next album kalled…. “Luv 4 Rent” 💔4💰 pic.twitter.com/C0rYrRhyhq— Smi (@smino) December 7, 2021
In a new interview with Teddy Ray posted on Tuesday (Dec. 7), Smino sat down on his new show “WHAT SAY WHAT” to discuss the upcoming project, revealing the concept behind the album is about “all different types of love.” Smino also performed the project’s lead single “I Deserve” on the show, as the talented Lou emcee is more than ready to gift fans with fresh music this holiday season.
“I Deserve” (released on Nov. 11) is a staple of Smino’s knack for versatility — singing, rapping, humming and doing whatever he can to get his point across. His voice oozes raw emotion at every turn, immersing listeners within its carefree soundscape — courtesy of his collective Zero Fatigue and longtime friend Monte Booker. While Smino looks to continue his reign as one of music’s most impressive and infectious voices, Luv 4 Rent is poised to push the R&B superstar to new heights.
The last fans heard from Smino was on “Rice and Gravy” in May — and before that, he dropped his Audiomack / SoundCloud exclusive mixtape She Already Decided. Touting memorable tracks in “Chips & Juice,” “2MuchFronto” and others, Smi is in his element on S.A.D. — having fun and remixing tracks like Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” and Baby Keem’s “Orange Soda.” Pivoting from his 2020 tape, the alt-rapper hasn’t been silent in 2021, hopping on Reggie’s “Avalanche,” Syd’s “Right Track” and Yebba’s lead single off her debut LP “Louie Bag.”
With Smino ushering in his latest era, it seems as though his innermost thoughts, feelings and fears will be present on Luv 4 Rent.
Listen to Smino’s ‘I Deserve’ below!