Dave East continues to treat top-tier cuts from his peers as part of his “East Mix” style. The latest track from Memphis Bleek is a freestyle over an instrumental that directly references JAY-Z‘s “Dear Summer,” a classic produced by Just Blaze from Memphis Bleek‘s 4th studio album, 534. In this episode, rapper East talks about connecting with a certain Chicago legend and reflecting on his childhood, among other themes:
East is seen reciting his bars while in the studio in the accompanying video for “Dear Summer (East Mix)”. The footage is interspersed with scenes depicting the Harlem star in vacation, performing, and on stage.
Harry Fraud and Dave East had teamed up last summer for HOFFA, a 14-track album that included contributions from Jim Jones, G Herbo, French Montana, Benny The Butcher, Curren$y, and more. In the meantime, Harlem rhymer has kept busy by contributing verses to tracks such as Joey Fatts’ “Dead & Gone,” Vado’s “Respect The Jux (Remix),”AZ’s “Blow That S#%t,” and last month’s popular Snoop Dogg track “Make Some Money.” In addition to his music, East revealed last month that he had bought his first store, invoking Nipsey Hussle as inspiration: