Praised for his lyricism and raw storytelling, New York rapper Dave East is one of the most promising rappers on the scene today. Born and raised in Harlem, his east coast upbringing has prepared him most for his latest collaboration featuring the legendary Mary J. Blige. For his new single “Know How I Feel” the Queen of Hip Hop gave East a great asssit for an incredible release.
In the “Know How I Feel” video, you will see Dave East looking like a Dapper Dan. Looking swagged out as ever, his conscious flows mixed with Mary J Blige’s original authentic vocals is a match made in Heaven. Mary J compliments East in a way that is reminiscent of the supportive New York cultural. The two have an on camera charisma that makes for unwise viewing experience.
You will hear Dave East saying things such as “You thinking ten, the judge offer the will, you hope your lawyer get killed, I don’t even know how that feel,
askin’ me questions, I don’t know ’bout that deal If I ever have a son, I just hope that he real (I hope)”. His honest and open lyrics are why he is one of the most underrated emcees in the game.
Heavily influenced by the older generation of East Coast rappers including Notorious B.I.G., Styles P, Jadakiss, Cam’ron, and Big Pun, he plans on joining the ranks of his favorites. After a college basketball stint, Dave’s attention gravitated full time to music. Starting in 2010, an array of highly praised mixtapes earned him widespread recognition in the hip-hop community.
Dave East and Mary J Blige have created a masterpiece destined to resonate with their fans worldwide. Press play below to stream the official “Know How I Feel” video.