Earlier this year, GainesFM broke through in a major way with the release of his EP, Smile. Since then he has opened up for some of the hottest acts in hip hop and will play Summerset’s main stage this year, not a bad 2017. A couple of days ago he dropped the video for his EP’s title track and it is a visual stunner. Directed by Robert Henry, the video utilizes a variety of special effects and cool locations. Topper Atwood’s heavy hitting production provides a solid platform for Gaines to switch things up a little with an autotune draped flow. One of those songs that always gets the crowd moving, “Smile” now has a visual that does it’s high energy justice. Check out the video above and be on the look out for more from GainesFM.
Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Sunday, January 22nd @ 8PM
GainesFM is a puzzling figure. Seemingly at the height of his game, the tenacious MC is still overlooked by many in a city that continues to thrive. After having a stellar 2016, the Twin Cities artist is locked in as a favorite to break out in 2017. In a couple off weeks he’ll kick the year off strong with the release party for his project, Smile, at 7th Street Entry. The event will also feature performances from Devon Reason, Vice Boys, CRAM, and Travis Gorman to name a few. This one is 18+ and tickets are still available for $5, click the link below to buy yours now.