Christopher Smith Jr., better known by his stage name, Smino, is an American rapper from St. Louis, Missouri. He is from a musical family – His mother was a singer, his father was a pianist and he is the cousin of singer Drea Smith.
He grew up in St. Louis and played drums in his local church band. He was a member of the rap duo Young Dumb and Outta Control before going solo.
Smino first made waves as a solo artist in 2015 with the release of the EP’s “blkjuptr” and “S!Ck S!Ck S!Ck.” He is a member of the Chicago-based hip-hop collective Zero Fatigue and he has frequently collaborated with producer Monte Booker. He released his debut studio album titled “blkswn” in March, 2017. Upon its release the album received critical acclaim and positive reviews.