2013 BET Awards - Debra Lee's Pre-BET Awards Celebration - Dinner

Tiara Thomas, whom we’ve been introduced to by Wale, is ready to drop her debut album. But, before she’s ready to do that, she’ll be dropping her EP titled “Up In Smoke”. Shane Adams directs the video that takes listeners back to the acoustic sound we got to love her for.

During an interview with MTV News, she mostly credited her emotion as the project’s inspiration. As for “How It Is,” the EP’s lead single, Tiara Thomas focuses on the ways she deals with life on a daily basis.

“‘How It Is’ was a conversation with myself in my head,” she said. “Talking about things that people go through in everyday life. Just dealing with people. Dealing with how things are.”