On July 30, Dave East and Harry Fraud will deliver their new project HOFFA, and now the duo is back today (July 22) with another taste of the joint effort. After releasing the projects first single and visual for “Diamonds,” next up is “Uncle Ric,” which features Benny The Butcher. On the track, Dave East unleashes some thoughts as he takes the intro:
We really took a trip to see what’s goin’ on/ Back and forth with n***as when it was goin’ wrong, I’d never put that on song (Never)/ Drinkin’ water, thoughts of gettin’ rich, I think of Porter (Porter)/ Really thought that I’d get rich off a dime ‘fore I seen a quarter
Tell me what you know about it? The lobby crowded, we in public housing, the government assistin’ it, every day it’s some different shit (Every day)/ The cameras ain’t the only witnessin’, n***as talkin’ You get a job, might get a chеck, you wanna trap, might get a coffin
“Uncle Ric” is inspired by Dave’s uncle, who was given a life sentence in the ’70s for his role in a bar fight, which resulted in a death. After spending forty-years behind bars, “Uncle Ric” was recently exonerated and released from prison. In mid-June of this year, Dave East joined forces with Westside Gunn for a special art show to unveil the artwork for this forthcoming collaborative. The original painting was curated by Westside Gunn and his Buffalo Kids collective, created by Mariella Angela, and unveiled during a live in-store at the Walden Galleria in Buffalo, NY. In other Dave East-related news, the NYC spitter also appeared in the latest episode (Sn.2 Ep.7) of Lil Dicky’s hit TV show Dave.
Be sure to press play on Dave East and Harry Fraud’s brand new single “Uncle Ric” featuring Benny The Butcher.