During that period, Cambatta pursued a spiritual awakening which resulted in a new way of being and his evolutionary Smoke & Mirrors mixtape collection. Smoke and Mirrors: The Porch was released in January 2013, while The Womb and The Crackbaby came in 2015. The projects showcased an insightful exploration of his upbringing which was in part stimulated by the use of mushrooms, marijuana, and other mind-altering substances.
Moving to New York further influenced his artistry, which rapper Nino Bless once deemed a mesh of “Erykah Badu with Jay Z's Reasonable Doubt.” In 2017, he collaborated with producer Black Magik for The Holy Ghost
EP. The EP was a majestic exploration of the universe that showcased a mastery of lyricism and exemplified why Cambatta is widely regarded by his cult fanbase as one of the best conscious rappers in hip-hop – and one of the most conceptually ambitious.
- Andre J. Gee