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  /  12.06.2021

Back in July, Dave East teamed up with Harry Fraud for his latest body of work HOFFA, a 14-track offering that saw additional features from G Herbo, Benny The Butcher, Jim Jones, French Montana, Curren$y, and more. Since then, the Harlem rhymer has remained busy by providing his brand of top tier verses for songs like AZ’s “Blow That S#%t,” Joey Fatts’ “Dead & Gone,” Vado’s “Respect The Jux (Remix),” and — most recently — Snoop Dogg’s Algorithm standout “Make Some Money.”

Over the weekend, East decided to drop off a couple of new “EASTMIX” freestyles over the instrumentals for Meek Mill’s “Expensive Pain” and Eric B. and Rakim’s “Paid In Full.” Over Meek’s Darko, Vianey OJ, and DZL-produced offering, East wastes no time concurring with the song’s subject matter, adding in real-life experiences of his own:

“Listening to “Expensive Pain,” it got me feeling strange, everything that Meek was talkin’ bout, I really feel the same, just tryna get up in the game, watched niggas change, think before the ones that watched me get famous that felt the same, shouts to everybody online that act like they felt my pain, I been through a lot, the way I hold it down, you’ll never notice…”

He continues his stream of consciousness over Eric B. and Rakim’s 80’s hit single in a more upbeat fashion:

“I thought of all the records I would break in school, dropped out, studied Robert DeNiro in Raging Bull, even Eric B. can tell you how we paid in full, know the real story, but I’m still a fan of Paid In Full, drop, blowin’ smoke out, tinted so I’m hard to see, convo expensive, whoever said talk is cheap…”

Press play on the matching videos for Dave East‘s “Expensive Pain (EASTMIX)” and “Paid In Full (EASTMIX)” below.


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