Last week, one of hip-hops biggest upcoming rappers, D Smoke, released a new song just days before dropping his latest project. “Common Sense” is the newest track from the Inglewood, CA native, and he and SiR take conscious rap to another level.
Smoke hits on the subject of “Common Sense” becoming rarer as super jazzy instrumentals play in the background. Filled with trumpets and a slow-paced tone, it is the perfect sound to really hear what D Smoke is rapping. There is plenty of rhythms to bump to and SiR adds a whole different dimension with his R&B singing.
And as D Smoke releases his sophomore album, this single is only the third time these two siblings have collabed for a song. Smokes’ big brother, SiR hit the mainstream in about 2015 after singing to TDE and dropping his first album “Seven Sundays”.
When D Smoke Clears
A few years later D Smoke would get a way bigger introduction to the mainstream with help from Netflix. D Smoke was featured in the 2019 show “Rhythm and Flow” and he also happened to win the whole competition. This skyrocketed the lyrical rapper to stardom and soon after we got an EP, Inglewood High, and last year we got Black Habits.
Most recently he just came out with a new album titled War & Wonders that features his track with SiR. The 16-track project features appearances from WESTSIDE BOOGIE, John Legend, Ty Dolla $ign, and more.
War & Wonders is a 360 perspective of the rapper that got famous off of a Netflix special. The former Spanish instructor flawlessly switches from the life of a gangster, Spanish teacher, and activist for the youth. His intellectual lyrics, slick flow, and message behind it combine to make something truly unique to music.
This was only his second official album, so there is plenty of more work to be done. Regardless, he is on a path to be a voice for change through his music.