Dave East & Beanie Sigel Say They Stand For Real Raps In An Era Of Fakery (Video)
Dave East’s Kairi Chanel album features a number of veteran supporters. Cam’ron, Fabolous, and 2 Chainz all believe in the East Harlem MC, and want to make music with him. Another artist is Beanie Sigel.
Heard on “The Real Is Back,” Beans cosigns Dave. Like Sigel during his late ’90s, early 2000s campaign, Dave has been able to make a brand of Gangsta Rap that refuses to compromise lyricism or reality. These are men who are able to vent into the microphone, talk true circumstances they have lived, and still make moving music. The production is sinister, perfect for the MCs. The rhymes deal with religion, addiction, absent fathers, and the scarcity of loyalty in desperate times.
For the video, a simple treatment of boarded up houses, supporting allies, and hard rhymes lead the way. Kairi Chanel was a Top 40 debut last year.