The New York emcee brings us right into his world in the new optic.
Back in March, Dave East released the album HDIGH (How Did I Get Here?) which included features from Method Man, Benny The Butcher, Onlyifwevibe, Musiq Soulchild, Trae The Truth, Kalan.FrFr, Steve Young, and Anthony Hamilton. A deluxe version HDIGH with an additional four songs and assists from Peedi Crakk & Lyrivelli followed shortly after.
A couple months ago, the Harlem-hailed lyricist provided listeners with another one of his signature “East Mix” freestyles. This time he raps over the “John P’s Caddy” instrumental, originally by Benny The Butcher featuring J. Cole. East makes it his own, renaming it “Game 6.”
The new clip directed by Clifford Edwards (Man Films) shows a peek into the rapper’s day-to-day life on his side of The Big Apple. East is seen posted up on the block with a blunt accompanied with a cup of champagne in his hand. Not too far from him, youths enjoy their summer break by dancing and playing on the sidewalks.
The most compelling moment in the video to me is when five young people collectively sing one of East’s ad-libs: “It ain’t nothing to talk about!” Scenes also show flashes of the rapper along with his crew, riding around the city and out in the club at night to have a good time.