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Smino Collabs with J.Cole on New Single “90 Proof”

Smino knows how to get our hearts “beatin’ to the trumpet,” with a drunkenly good new soul-rap single “90 Proof” featuring the one and only J. Cole. 

45% Banger, 55% Vibe 

From start to finish, this track is a certified vibe. Listeners, start swooning to Smino’s gospel-like chorus and the calming, subdued 808s. For those who came to this song for J.Cole, you’ll be satisfied with another banger of a verse, as Cole flexes that he can sing as well as rap. 

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The song is simultaneously laid back yet digs in deep. The lyrics

“I sang this tune, I wrote for you and your DJ, baby /

Play mе this song to set the mood, she want thе truth /

It’s ninety proof, I hide behind the famous”

Sets the mood for a slow, romantic late night out at the bar. Yet Smino’s unapologetic vocal range and modulations, and Cole’s fast flow creates a masterful groove. 


Smino first debuted “90 Proof” in late September on the Hot 104.1.St.Louis radio channel. On an interview, the St. Louis rapper would reveal that this track would be part of his much anticipated next album “Luv 4 Rent.” This album would feature previous bangers such as the casual “24-8” and the melodic “I Deserve.”  

Check out “90 Proof” here:

Smi’s Genre-bending Influence

Smino is an incredibly far-reaching player in the music industry. He is part of many music groups such as Zoink Gang, Ghetto Sage and a founder of the music collective Zero Fatigue. Additionally releasing 2 studio albums and 4 EPs, Smino has many experimental and genre-blending songs under his belt. Smino is also a featured artists on many songs. 

Smino is definitely an artist to keep an eye out for, as his aforementioned future 3rd album Luv 4 Rent  seems like it’s going to be an instant hit. 


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