Smino Truth Studios Photo by Emari Traffie

Smino Monte Booker Recording Session 6


Artist: Smino
Producer: Monte Booker
Engineer: Nick Breton
Photo by Emari Traffie


Day six with Smino Monte Booker and Jean Deaux renting the studio. Sad to see them go after the past 6 days of making music here. The verse Jean Deaux put on this track last night was the cherry on top. The “okay, we can leave now” feeling of completing something very, very solid. Definitely my favorite song of the many they worked on, she snapped on the verse. Smino also did a great job on his verse and my favorite part is the hook. Julian laid some guitar parts down to give Monte’s electronic production some human elements… It came together in a nice natural fashion and I’m excited they made good use of their time with us.


Rapper from Chicago.


Writer, Producer from Chicago signed to Soulection music group. Affiliated with Soulection and Smino.


Manley Cardioid Reference Microphone
Purple Audio Sweet 10 500 Series Rack
Great River MP500NV Pre Amp
Purple Audio MC77 Compressor
Dangerous Music BAX EQ
Lynx Aurora 16
Dangerous D Box
Pro Tools HD3 PCIe
Pelonis Model 42s
Focal SM9s


Truth Studios is a boutique recording studio located in the Fairfax district of Hollywood, Los Angeles California. We are across the street from the famous CBS Television City studios and down the street from The Grove. Truth Studios started in the bedroom of owner Nick Breton’s apartment making music with local Los Angeles buzzing artists. We have since grown into a small commercial facility where the studio currently stands. Offering studio rental, recording, mixing and mastering to independent and major label clients from every corner of the globe. Our culture has developed to include several of the industries top characters. Truth Studios is affiliated with acts such as Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Dom Kennedy, Asher Roth, Chuck Inglish, Freddie Gibbs, Alina Baraz, Ady Suleiman, Anatii, Joey Bada$$, Boi 1da, Macy Gray, Mr HudsonWalk The MoonMartin Garrix and hundreds of other musicians. This studio has become a landmark icon in Los Angeles and the music community worldwide.


Smino Monte Booker Recording Session 4 at Truth Studios Recording Studio in Los Angeles with Engineer Nick Breton. Smino Truth Studios.