Chicago artists KAMI and Smoko Ono will release their latest project, Very Slight this Friday, September 14th. Earlier this month, they released the lead single, “Reboot” featuring Chance The Rapper and Joey Purp. Rolling Stone called it a “swaggering, fast spitting number” and Uproxx called it a “hypnotic trap burner.” “The four artists keep it a Chi-town thing, trading fun verses over an atmospheric soundscape and thumping 808s.”Very Slight also features Chicago rapper Valee. The project will be available for streaming and purchase this Friday.
KAMI and Smoko Ono are part of the SAVEMONEY crew with KAMI making up one half of Leather Corduroy’s, his project with Joey Purp. He released his debut album,
Just Like The Movies in 2017. FADER said “KAMI has an explosive presence, his fiery flow fills up a track.” Throughout the landscape of musicians in the Chicago area, KAMI’s upbeat energy helps him produce some of the most interesting hip hop that is coming from the city. By blending elements from the roots of rap and hip hop, synth-driven new wave, and pop vocals, KAMI has been able to form a signature sound that resonates with audiences across all genres. Smoko Ono is well known for producing I Might Need Security by Chance The Rapper and U Mad by Vic Mensa. Smoko’s hard hitting beats have been a Chicago staple in the past years as he’s risen to prominence behind the boards of his Chicago rap contemporaries.
When asked about how Very Slight came together, KAMI and Smoko Ono stated, “Very Slight is a collection of songs we made trying to capture a snapshot of what has become our everyday life. We’ve been progressing as a unit towards our dreams and we feel like we on the right path but nowhere close to where we really want to be BUT these things take time and progression is a process one that often goes unnoticed if you are truly dedicated to working towards your destiny. “
Very Slight is released with support from Refuge Foundation For The Arts
KAMI x SMOKO ONO RELEASE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
(FEATURING VALEE, CHANCE THE RAPPER, JOEY PURP)
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