Smino of Ghetto Sage pays homage to “Trina” with new video
Midwest rap phenom, Smino, has released the music video for his new Kenny Beats and Lido-produced single, “Trina,” a lyrical nod to the first lady of Slip-n-Slide Records.
Directed by Child, the charismatic and colorful clip showcases the rapid-fire wordsmith’s comedic side while treating viewers to the culture’s first Underwater Playas Ball. The single was also recently featured as a Zane Lowe “World First” on Apple Music’s Beats 1.
The charismatic rapper’s profile has been rising steadily this year with a much-lauded appearance on the Dreamville posse cut, “Sacrifices,” with J. Cole, Saba and Earth Gang, and a coveted guest turn on Chance the Rapper’s latest album on the song “Eternal.” Smino is also 1/3 of the newly formed supergroup, Ghetto Sage, alongside Saba and Noname. The trio released their first collaboration “Häagen Dazs” last week.
The artist recently performed with a live band at AFROPUNK in Atlanta and garnered rave reviews.
“Smino ran a master-class of crowd control and cruise control,” wrote journalist Michael Penn II.
“He maneuvers between a preacher-like stage hop and stationary pimp-talk… It’s the kind of show that makes a tight set feel abrupt in the end.”
Smino will play Red Bull Music Festival Chicago on Saturday, Nov. 23. Most importantly, Smino will host a weekend of charity festivities called Kribmas, Dec. 7th and 8th in his hometown.
“Trina” is now available at all digital retailers via Zero Fatigue/Downtown/Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada.You can follow @Smino on Instagram.
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