Dave East pays tribute to Nas on "It Was Written."
"Imagine Nas signed you, hell of a dream / Somebody pinch me," raps Dave East on It Was Written, a story of his come-up titled after Nas' sophomore album. East is signed with Mass Appeal Records, the label headed by none other than Nasir Jones, and growing up in Harlem, New York, it's very much a dream come true for the rapper.
The song, which appears on East's Kairi Chanel project, finds him reminiscing on the hard times before his deal, and how it all came together just as it was meant to be. He also looks back at the lineage of New York rap before him, at one point saying, "I had a dream Biggie featured me on Life After."
The video finds him writing his lyrics on a scroll, before setting the whole thing ablaze.
You can listen to East's Kairi Chanel project here.