Baby Chain – [Baby Smoove]

Baby Smoove and the rest of the Michigan rap scene are blowing up, and that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone anymore. While I’ve been a fan of his for the better part of a year, it seems like the majority of the public is just starting to catch on, so regardless, I’m happy he’s finally getting the recognition he deserves. Just the other day, Smoove surprised fans yet again with another unbelievable track called “Baby Chain”, and this one got me really excited, to say the least.

Produced by Rocaine, we’re introduced to a very simplistic, percussion-forward instrumental with out-of-the-box sounds like wood blocks and a guiro that combine for a minimal yet beyond catchy beat. Considering its laid-back disposition, I wasn’t exactly sure how Smoove would fair considering he himself is typically very nonchalant, and while he doesn’t necessarily switch up his own personality just to fit in on this beat, he actually glides along right over the beat impeccably well. Although his enthusiasm never raises much more than usual, he constantly assaults the production with peppered lyrics and constant wordplays that are as creative as they are captivating, per usual.

Alongside the brand-new song comes a Juddy Remix Dem-directed music video and considering Juddy does pretty much all of Smoove’s music videos, you already know we’re in for a treat. Unique enough, we’re actually taken to what appears to be the Southwest where he hangs out on some sort of Native American reservation or tribal base of some sort. As animal skulls hang on the wall, colorful tapestries drape all around him, and the sun beats down, Smoove walks around in his Dior slippers, showing off his chain and other luxurious goods while smoking a blunt next to his girl, keeping things relatively simple yet intriguing, nonetheless.

If I’m being completely honest, when I first heard Baby Smoove’s music, I was beyond blown away but considering his personality is always so relaxed, I wasn’t entirely sure if he’d be an artist I’d still be listening to, at this point. Obviously, I’ve proved myself wrong yet again because I still go back and listen through his myriad of projects on a weekly basis and I don’t see that ending any time soon, so I couldn’t be more pleased. While “Baby Chain” is the latest offering from the Detroit rapper, if history repeats itself, we’re going to have even more new music in the blink of an eye, so stay tuned and keep your eyes peeled to Baby Smoove’s social media as I have been doing for months.