Baby Smoove is right on the cusp of finding stardom while being at a peak of underground relevance without breaking into the mainstream consciousness, but that might change with his new Purple Heart project that’s cover art and title takes obvious influence from Prince. The project sees production from Jakesand, Undefined, and Helluva, while albeit Undefined handles the bulk of the workload. Smoove switches vibes from his standard subject matter, focusing on subjects like love over softer instrumentals at many points on the record. Purple Heart is an interesting look at the rising star that wasn’t previously exposed, and I am really excited to listen to this project more intensely in the coming days.

Stream Purple Heart here: