Dave East might rep NYC harder than any other rapper. After spitting over a series of LOX beats in "Living Off Xperience" and then over Jay Z and Philly affiliate Beanie Sigel's "It's On," he today shares his latest to ode to NYC, "NY State of Mind Freestyle."
With the timeless Nas instrumental rolling (and overlaid with creeping piano and strings), East draws back the tattered curtain as he raps about the cold realities of growing up in Spanish Harlem that molded him into the man he is today.
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He used to do the train, now he swiping for the Uber
His moms was smoking crack so since diapers he had no future
His pops doing the bid, he don't answer when he call
He don't write him neither, you got 50 he'll take a bike to meet ya