NOVA f. SMIF-N-WESSUN, "ABSTRACT ART"
Brooklyn rapper V. Nova presents "Abstract Art", his new single featuring Smif-N-Wessun. Produced by The Crack Factory, "Abstract Art" is set to appear on Nova's upcoming mixtape Hidden in Plain Sight Volume 3: The New Commission" (HIPS3). One single HIPS3 has already been released - "You Died" featuring Uncle Murda (listen). Part of rap duo BOE & Villa, Nova has worked with Erick Sermon (click to listen to "Vangundy"), MIDI Mafia, Denaun Porter of D-12, Wyclef Jean, Needlz, Mario Winans, Monifa, Rakim, Akinyele, Canibus (click to listen to "Seriously"), Fabolous, EPMD, Papoose, Funkmaster Flex, DJ Enuff and DJ Self. Nova's upcoming mixtape is the third volume of his HIPS series (listen to Volume 1 and Volume 2). On April 8 Nova performed a live rendition of HIPS2 at Arlene's Grocery in New York with the Michael Jazz Trio for the first #UnplugThatNew event, hosted by LowKey of YouHeardThatNew.com (listen). "The intro of the record is about making a transition from the old way of doing art to the new abstract art concept," Nova says regarding the new single. "This is also valid in Hip-Hop."