Smino Is Honored In St. Louis With His Own Day

Smino Is Honored In St. Louis With His Own Day

At the conclusion of Smino’s fifth annual “Kribmas” performance in his native St. Louis, the rapper was given his own day.

A large crowd watched the holiday concert on Sunday, December 18. A member of Smino’s crew unexpectedly appeared on stage at the conclusion of the performance to present him with a video that showed St. Louis mayor Tishaura Jones breaking the news.

“I just want to congratulate Smino on the 5 year anniversary of Kribmas,” Mayor Jones said. “You’re always outreaching the community and being just a wonderfully talented artist. And it’s my pleasure as mayor of the city of St. Louis to declare today, December 18, as Smino Day.”

Smino had a busy 2022 after joining Motown Records late last year. He released his third album, Luv 4 Rent, and collaborated with Pharrell’s ICECREAM company on a Zero Fatigue capsule line.

In addition to J. Cole, Lil Uzi Vert, Doechii, Lucky Daye, Ravyn Lenae, Fatman Scoop, Reggie, and Phoelix, the 15-track Luv 4 Rent was released in October.

“This whole album, it’s about having fun and recognizing your inner love. Straight up self-love vibe,” he said of the LP in an interview. “I felt like I wasn’t personally doing that for myself, and I felt like I was just giving that out too much and not really taking it in.”

“So I was in that place, I was in the middle of that and I was like, ‘Damn, how I’ma get out of this?’ And the art imitates life, you feel me? And that’s my life. So, shit, that’s what I ended up making it about. Low key, this album probably just saved my life a little bit.”

In 2023, he will tour with co-headliner J.I.D as part of the Luv Is 4Ever Tour. Tickets for the 32-show tour are now available. The cost of general entry is approximately $65.

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