Statik Selektah Remixes Some Older Dave East That Shows The Talent Nas Saw (Audio)
Today, Dave East is an MC who is cosigned by Nas, backed by Mass Appeal, and working with a who’s who of Hip-Hop. In 2014, the Harlem, New Yorker was simply talented, hungry, and looking to kick in the industry door.
At that time, he released video single “Stretched Out” on the A3C Volume 4 compilation. The 50-track release featured Chris Rivers, Mick Jenkins, and Chuuwee—fellow artists whose status has only risen since. East rapped about his hood, and why New York City may be a city of dreams, but he sees nightmarish images every day.
Statik Selektah gives the track his remix treatment. Like Dave East, Statik’s status has escalated strongly since 2014, getting in work with a host of A-list artists as a DJ, producer, and industry plug. The Massachusetts native throws some melodic Soul underneath Dave, bringing the dire air of the track to life.
The ShowOff Records founder has remixed a host of tracks, by the likes of Action Bronson, Vince Staples, and G-Eazy for The Best Of A3C (Remixed by Statik Selektah) compilation releasing this Friday (December 2).