Wasiu Raps About the Smells of Montreal on “Cigarettes & Poutine”

It’s not uncommon for rappers to spit bars about what they’re drinking, there are at least a dozen music videos sponsored by Hennesy, Grey Goose and the like. Same goes for what rappers are wearing, as you can see in our recent list of The 15 Most Fashionable Rap Songs Named After Designers. But what about smell? Montreal’s Wasiu thinks the olfactory sense is often cast off to the side like last season’s sneakers.

In his latest song “Cigarettes & Poutine,” the emerging rapper describes the sights and smells of his hometown of Montreal, Canada, and how after a typical Saturday night he’ll return home reeking of smoke and the city’s favorite drunk delicacy, poutine. Stream our exclusive premiere below.

Source: Highsnobiety

Random sensory quotes

When I write about a 15-year old, I jump, I return to the days when I was that age. It’s like a time machine. I can remember everything. I can feel the wind. I can smell the air. Very actually. Very vividly.

— Haruki Murakami