Florida has been boiling with hot talent this year, and the latest to come out of the not exactly Southern, not at all East Coast scene is After The Smoke, a trio of Whuzi on the mic and Soft Glas and Day G. on the boards.
Based in New York but raised in Florida, After The Smoke brings a worldly sensitivity to their raps without fitting into one specific sound. Soul, trip-hop, and cloud rap are only some of the associations that come to mind when you spin "Microwaves," and the celestial project will keep you encased in a cocoon of musical warmth as temperatures drop outside. Peep how "OIAM" floats below and grab the mixtape
here. -- Max Weinstein