Smino Headlines Rough Trade NYC Tonight

August 2nd, 2016

Rapper Chris Smith Jr. grew up in St. Louis as part of a musical family: Mom sings, Dad plays the keys and Grandpa was a blues bassist. And doing business as Smino, he represents his city well with his self-described “futuristic funk and soulful rap” sound. Smino (above, doing “Kolors” and “Kajun” for Soulection) has released a pair of EPs, S!ck S!ck S!ck (stream it below) and Blkjuptr (stream it below). And fresh off an appearance at Lollapalooza over the weekend, he comes to Rough Trade NYC tonight. A pair of Zero Fatigue associates—Monte Booker and Jay2AintShit—and Jean Deaux open the show.