Admittedly, I’ve only been hip to Detroit native Baby Smoove for a few weeks now. In this time, however, partially due to the high volume of releases coming from his corner, I’ve quickly found myself revisiting Smoove’s SoundCloud quite often, as there always seems to be something new to catch up on from the budding talent. Today, this machine-like output continues with Smoove’s latest single, “Arrogant.”
Working atop a foundation of hard-nosed production, this offering seamlessly exemplifies the “chip on his shoulder” attitude that makes Smoove such a fascinating talent to watch. He’s undeniably gifted when it comes to lyricism and he can craft and follow a flow with ease, but even more interesting is Smoove’s almost care-free charisma, whether exuded through rap money flexes or confident claims in his abilities.
With this in mind, “Arrogant” is certainly one of his finest to date, and while my situation is, in no way, similar to Smoove’s, I can’t help but sing along to the utter triumph felt by blowing $5,000 from a feature at Barney’s.
Detroit has yet another young star on its hands, and by all counts, it doesn’t seem as though Baby Smoove will be slowing down anytime soon. Don’t sleep, stream “Arrogant” below!