Dave East continues to give top tier cuts from his peers the “East Mix” treatment. His latest is a dope freestyle over the instrumental for JAY-Z‘s “Dear Summer,” a Just Blaze-produced classic that originally appeared on Memphis Bleek‘s fourth studio album 534. This go ’round, listeners can hear East rapping about connecting with a certain Chicago great and reflecting on his childhood, among other things:
“Never had a convo with Kanye, still tryna find the Yeezys, all we knew was really hustle your life, or it was prolly easy, Sunday morning, same prayers I used to promise Jesus, I might repent after I sin, but shit I got them sneakers, momma tryna find a preacher, I was high wit’ Lisa, I’m 14, and at that time, I’m thinkin’ I’mma keep her, now I’m 21, and we ain’t spoke in five, doin’ time, got no letters, I was sleep wit’ open eyes…”
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.” Outside of the music, last month saw East revealing that he’d purchased his first store, paying homage to Nipsey Hussle in the process:
“Bought My First Store Today. I Told Nipsey He Laid The Blueprint For Real Ones Everywhere. Wish Shooter Could See This Shit.”
Press play on Dave East‘s latest video below.