SMINO’S star is on the rise, and we’re lucky to have him. His soulful mix of funk and hip hop is the sound of the future: get on board now. The Chicagoan known as Christopher Smith Jr released his debut album blkswn (which featured fellow Laneway artist Ravyn Lanae, Noname and many others) in 2017 and has toured with SZA and T-Pain. Inspired by Kanye and Andre 3000, Smino is a swaggering, insouciantly cool live performer that mesmerises everyone who sees him. Check out ‘Coupe Se’ Yern’, the latest single from his recent 4sport EP and don’t miss the multi-talented Smino perform with his live band in Australia at Laneway ‘19.