Anyone who knows me, they know I’m a sucker for soulful boombap-esque flips. The way that Smiff jumps out the gate on Flowers, he grabbed my attention instantly.
Over soulful beats, Smiff raps his soul over ten tracks. He gives us a mix between DMV hip-hop and a Nipsey Hussle-like approach to betterment. That’s really the best way to sum up this project without going too in depth about its nuances, thus spoiling the project.
Smiff understands that people love good music with good vibes. It’s definitely a summertime album with its up-tempo production and soulful chops. However, Smiff also knows that, within those good vibes, you can add in self-improvement and reflectivity to give tracks that special chef’s kiss. That’s what he does throughout Flowers. Because of that, we get yet another view into who he is–similar to 2019’s To Whom It May Concern, but older, wiser.
The project is superior to TWIMC because of that two-year gap between the two. Things have happened within Smiff’s life that he goes into detail about that’ve given him a new perspective on life and music as a whole. It’s another solid collection of tracks from the DMV native. Check out Flowers below and remember to support dope music in all its forms.