Lyrically witty St. Louis Rapper, Smino, debuted his official video for his single, “Anita.” The video tells a story of two strangers meeting each other in a dive, becoming vulnerable and almost falling for each other instantly. We go on a trip with the couple as they candidly get to know each other, bathing in hues of purple and red–giving us all the feels of a new budding love.
The cover art for “Anita” was inspired by Smino who states he’s always, “playing 8ball on the iPhone all the time with my shawty.” He wanted to convey that same feeling but didn’t know how until Jean Deaux– his lover and Zero Fatigue label mate– stepped in to direct and star as the love interest.
“The song is inspired by black women and how much we need them, especially the forgotten ones.”
With the success of his critically acclaimed debut album, Blkswn, Smino seems to be in a good running for possibly becoming XXL 10th contender for the Freshman Class.
Watch the video for “Anita” below!