Smino has all the braggadocio of a rap artist at the top of his game, but simply calling the Chicago-based visionary an exceptional rapper would be to only touch upon the brilliance of Smino. Yes, Smino is an excellent rapper but his hypnotic blend of hip-hop, soul, gospel, and R&B influences defines him as an artist with substance. It is a deft artistic mindset he flexes in his latest music video and continues to flex with full-force on every stop of his Ones To Watch and Zero Fatigue–presented ‘Hoopti’ tour.
“Z4L,” a standout track on Smino’s acclaimed sophomore album, NOIR, gets second life in a music video that is equal parts FOMO-inducing and comical. Enlisting Bari and Jay2, who throw down a notable verse or two, the newfound trio reflects on tour life in style. Comprised of pieced-together, behind-the-scenes tour videos and shots of Smino, Bar, and Jays dancing atop sold-out marquees, the video for “Z4L” is a glimpse into the ‘Hoopti’ tour.
And who can blame these three young legends for getting down while on the road, as Smino certainly has plenty to celebrate, considering those upcoming dates at Coachella and shows selling out left and right.
Watch the video for “Z4L” below:
Find your city below and grab tickets for Smino’s ‘Hoopti’ tour here!
4/04 Seattle, WA @ Showbox
4/05 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
4/09 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
4/10 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
4/11 Santa Ana, CA @ Regency Ballroom
4/13 Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/14 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
4/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theater
4/18 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory – North Park
4/20 Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/22 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent
4/23 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
4/25 Dallas, TX @ Trees
4/26 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
4/29 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
4/30 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
5/02 Nashville, TN @ Cannery
5/03 Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead
5/04 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
5/06 Charlotte, NC @ Underground
5/07 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
5/09 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
5/10 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
5/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
5/13 Boston, MA @ Paradise
5/14 Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
5/16 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
5/17 Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall