How often do you hear a mixtape where every single track is worth listening to? I’m sure you can think of a few. We Got It 4 Cheap. Dedication 2. Acid Rap. Now how many can you think of where the artist just released another one 6 months earlier? That’s almost impossible, isn’t it?
Well, it’s still never been done. But Dave East came close. He lost me a little bit with some of his collaboration cuts. He can carry an album alone–no need for team-ups.
I admit, I’m late to this party–I saw Mr. East on the Netflix show Rapture, where he was endorsed by one of my all-time GOATs, Nas. Nas said East was a lot like him. So I went to check him out.
Glad I did.
Yeah, he’s basically the second coming of Nas. Most excellent.