RISING ST. LOUIS RAPPER SMINO DELIVERS VIDEO FOR “TRINA”
Comedic Clip Showcases First Underwater Playas Ball
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 will be featured today 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 the Day N Vegas Festival on Sunday, November 3 and Red Bull’s Music Festival in Chicago on Saturday, November 23. Most importantly, Smino will host a weekend of charity festivities called Kribmas, December 7-8th in his hometown.
“Trina” is now available at all digital retailers via Zero Fatigue/Downtown/Interscope Records.