Smino and Monte Booker have forged one of the most reliable rapper-producer chemistries in today's hip hop landscape. Early Wednesday morning, Smino shared their newest collaboration "Anita," a salute to black women that was inspired by the film Hidden Figures.
"I went to see Hidden Figures and it's hella disappointing how there's so many black women in history that aren't written about," Smino says of the song, "so I wanted to make something to emphasize how raw a black woman is."
"With Trump in office, now is such an important time to be confident about blackness," he adds. "We need some congregational-ass music that we can sing together."
Smino's blkswn album is right around the corner. After "Anita," hear the album's title track here.
If you ain't blood to me you bothering
And if you ain't cuz to me you cluttering
And I really been trying to be more tolerant
Probably need to switch up countries