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.
The wait is finally over, Smoke DZA and Pete Rock’s inter-generational project has now been released and is ready for your enjoyment. Toward the very end of October, the duo announced that they would be releasing a joint project. This announcement was rightfully met with considerable interest mostly due to the uniqueness of the collaboration. Furthermore, with these two artists being very well respected, this album is too hard to stay away from! The strength of the features alone, which include Rick Ross, Dave East, Mac Miller, Jadakiss, Wale, Royce Da 5’9”, and Big K.R.I.T., will give you a bit of an idea of the type of musical experience your bound to have. But, don’t take my word for it, go ahead and stream Don’t Smoke Rock for yourself below.