Brooklyn rapper & AEMNYC alum V. Nova presents “Smoke Break”, the Jack Waterz-produced new single from his upcoming mixtape Hidden in Plain Sight Volume 3: The New Commission” (HIPS3). “Smoke Break” comes follows the release of the music video for “Intro” (watch) as well as “Abstract Art”, his single featuring Smif-N-Wessun (listen). One other HIPS3 single has also 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). “I wrote this track while I was on the move getting things done and needed a smoke break to relax my mind,” says Nova. “Everyone needs a smoke break at some point. On the album, ‘Smoke Break’ is to HIPS3 what ‘Half Time’ is to Illmatic, directly in the center of the album serving as an intermission.” HIPS3 drops this month!