Dave East Borrows A Beat from Nas For His “NY State Of Mind” Freestyle


New York really doesn’t have one specific rap style anymore. However, Harlem’s Dave East reminds one of that gritty Rotten Apple hip-hop sound that dominated the industry during the mid ’90s. East’s style doesn’t come off as a facsimile, though, it’s fully organic.

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On his latest offering, the Mass Appeal artist taps into his inner Nas for his “NY State of Mind” freestyle and spits straight mayhem over the beat. With potent street scriptures of crack-heads, grimy hustlers, card swiping and shooters, you’d think you were walking down the same East Harlem blocks he calls home.

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