‘blkswn’ is the debut studio album by American rapper and singer Smino, released on March 14, 2017. The album gained critical acclaim for its unique blend of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Soul, as well as Smino’s distinctive flow and lyrical ability. ‘blkswn’ stands out for its innovative and genre-blurring sound. The artist combines elements of Rap, Soul, Funk, and R&B, creating a fresh and exciting musical experience. His ability to seamlessly switch between Rapping and singing showcases his versatility as an artist.
Smino’s lyrics are poetic and often introspective. He touches on a wide range of topics, from personal experiences to social issues, and does so with clever wordplay that keeps the listener engaged. The production on ‘blkswn’ is top-notch. The album features a diverse range of beats and instrumentals that complements his style perfectly. Production adds depth and richness to the overall sound, making it a joy to listen to. Smino has a unique way of delivering his verses, often using intricate rhyme schemes and unexpected cadences that keep the listener on their toes, which by far can show that his delivery is smooth and captivating.
Some standout tracks on the album include “Wild Irish Roses”, “Anita”, “Netflix & Dusse”, and the titular track “blkswn”. Each of these songs highlights Smino’s artistry and showcases his ability to create memorable music. All of them had a significant impact on the Hip-Hop and R&B landscape when it was released. It solidified Smino’s reputation as a talented and forward-thinking artist, and the album’s influence can be heard in subsequent projects by other artists.
‘blkswn’ is a remarkable debut album that demonstrates Smino’s talent, creativity, and the promise of a bright future in the music industry. It’s a must-listen for fans of experimental Hip-Hop and R&B, and for those who appreciate innovative and boundary-pushing music.