By Adrian Sullivan
Yesterday Dave East dropped a new single titled “On God.” The track features production from Nick Paps and Jahlil Beats. Nick Paps is the first signed producer to Dreamchaser Records and Jahlil Beats has been producing some of the hottest beats in the industry for years. The two combined to make a hard track with a thumping 808 bass-line.
Dave East came with a lot of bars on this one. No chorus or melodies, just great delivery and bravado. The whole track features tough punchlines. “If you make a hit record they copy your song, if you diss me on a record we follow you home (get the license plate).”
One of my favorite things about Dave East is that he can switch from his fast flow to his slow flow seamlessly. Technically, it allows him to be versatile with his beat selection. Even though he has the “double time” flow in his arsenal, he slowed it down for this track. You get to hear everything he is saying clearly. When it comes to pace and diction, Dave East is light years ahead of a rap game that is currently characterized by mumble rappers.
Dave East’s style and demeanor has allowed him to stand out amongst other rappers that sound the same. 2018 is going to be a big year for East if he continues to drop hits like this consistently.
Listen to “On God” below.