Dave East Plays Meth’ On TV & He Comes Correct Freestyling To Classic Wu Production
2019 has been a big year for Dave East. Not only did the Harlem, New York rapper finally drop the album that is being called his true debut, Survival, but he is also portraying Method Man (fka Shotgun) in the Hulu miniseries Wu-Tang: An American Saga.
While promoting Survival (which features involvement from Nas, DJ Premier, and Fabolous), Dave stopped by The L.A. Leakers Show to kick a quick freestyle. Fittingly, DJ Sourmilk and Justin Credible give him Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Brooklyn Zoo” instrumental (produced by True Master and O.D.B.) to get busy on. While he pauses and restarts a couple of times, the Dirt Gang MC spits some fire bars.
In his relaxed and confident tone, he flows, “I’m all in for heist, federal note mission / Drink a lot of water, so I glow different / Mirror me back wasn’t no Instagram, it wasn’t no Snap’ / I got robbed, was down to die to get back / Still was writing these raps / I had a daughter, put my life to the back / Her’s in the front, I light a blunt, how I survived in the trap / Only God knows / This membership comes with barcodes / You trying to have a hot girl summer, f*ck it, my heart cold / Arm froze / My neck too / Sergio Tachini my sweatsuit / They noticed I’m special / No time to act cute / Mafia pull up in black suits / We ain’t flashing guns, these gats shoot / We ain’t flashing guns, these gats shoot.”
Dave repeats various lines in the freestyle, similar to how O.D.B. repeats certain bars in “Brooklyn Zoo.”