Back in 2018, COMPLEX had him on watch as Atlanta’s “Rising Rapper.” In the following year, he was the artist we needed to watch – now, no one’s playing – GRIP is the rapper-raconteur, a rare breed, that you need to stop sleeping on.

His latest single, “Peaks & Pitfalls,” imparts the ultimate enrapture: A nostalgic rap-type beat, produced by Latrell James, paired with an elevated hook, “I know with all the peaks they’ll be pitfalls / Just don’t quit y’all,” a track you have no choice but to get a GRIP on.

The mellifluous track is the latest of GRIP‘s recent string of singles this year, following the release of his EP, Proboscidea (2020), and the “defiant” album we still have on heavy rotation, SNUBNOSE (2019).

GRIP maintains his authenticity track-in track-out, a pure lyrical incendiary – spitting the rhymes that ignite the substances of survival, aspiration, and all-in-between, the East Atlanta native is one-of-a-kind and we’re right here for it.

Listen now below.

Dave East, Harlem’s pride and joy, is joined by New York’s rap icon, Nas, on powerhouse single “Godfather 4,” inspired by the real-life Don Corleone himself.

If you’re a true fan of The Godfather, then consider this track as a nitty-gritty insight into the fourth part of the series that Francis Ford Coppola never made – now starring Nas and Dave East.

Godfather 4” sees East, a protégé of rap god Nas, stepping up as a true curator in a right of his own, taking a cinematic turn with sampling from the musical score, which effortlessly sets the stage for East‘s unparalleled bars that only Nas could flawlessly balance; a hallmark of their co-signing to Mass Appeal Records.

At the same time as proving a lyrical yin-yang, Dave East and Nas successfully tease what’s in-store for East‘s highly anticipated debut studio album Survival.

Survival is set to drop November 8 stay tuned.