Rapper Smino sat down with the L.A. Leakers to talk music, hip hop influences, and whats coming in 2019. Being from St. Louis, he shares some artists that influenced him including Nelly and Kanye West. He goes on to add how Ludacris was one of the first rappers he listened to.
Smino released his sophomore album NOIR in November, an 18 track album with fetures from Valee, Dreezy and more. When asked which track is his favorite off the album he states “Mf Groove” featuring Ravyn Lenae. “I always like making songs with her (Ravyn Lenae), cause it’s just like.. that’s my homie so I feel like we get each other on some writing sh*t.”
Coming from a musical background with his dad listening to a lot of Jazz he grew a passion for playing the drums and a little piano. Another artist who is passionate with instruments, Sango linked up with Smino for a track “L.M.F (Lion Mufasa)” where he flows over a groovy beat. Watch below to hear his thought process on the word play with this track, what is in store for 2019 and also peep his fire freestyle over Missy Elliott’s “One Minute Man.”