Dave East dropped Kairi Chanel at the end of September in 2016. The reviews for the Harlem emcee's tenth mixtape were stellar, including one from our own Ra'z Al Ghoul. And one of the HARDEST tracks came from the single "The Real Is Back" (which says a lot because the who project is full of that raw Hip Hop). But when you team up with the Broad Street Bully, you shouldn't expect anything less than a classic street anthem. The grimey instrumental sets the stage for the two emcees to drop lyrical gems. East and Beans start off with their own verses to tear the track up, but then both tag team the final verse in a way that would make Jadakiss and Styles P proud.
The video has a low budget (in a good way) handheld, low resolution, feel to it. With both emcees in the hood surrounded by their compatriots. Besides the stereotypical "rapping into camera" production of the video, we get a few really cool moments when you see Beanie Sigel schooling a youngster.
Peep video for "The Real Is Back" below. And check back soon as we get set to review a slew of (hopefully) great albums.