Smino spits referential bars on new single, “Tempo”

With mentions of Rihanna, Trae tha Truth and Roddy Ricch.

Smino has unveiled “Tempo,” his first new release of the year.

On the laid-back track, the rapper name-drops fellow hip hop artists Trae tha Truth and Roddy Ricch: “Queso coupe, I got it tinted in case I swoop / Way too much funnel, I’m soundin’ like Trae tha Truth, baby / I don’t be trippin’ like that on the title, just take a trip, baby / I don’t be drinkin’ like that, hope this hen feelin’ Roddy Rich, lazy.”

Later in the track, Smino also references singer Rihanna. “In the back of the boat / Aye-aye, in the water / With a bih like Rihanna? / I’m anti-broke, hoe, you ain’t ballin’, be honest,” he spits.


Last year, Smino teamed up with Chicago rappers Noname and Saba to form Ghetto Sage. The group released their debut song, “Häagen Dazs,” in October.

Listen to “Tempo” below:

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