Dave East simply hasn’t quite gotten his due yet. There’s no denying his talent, especially when he shows out on a track alongside the likes of MC Eiht, but his projects to date have felt a bit trapped between what’s expected and the hunt for palpable buzz.
All that seems set to change. Last month, East linked up with none other than Westside Gunn to for an art show that would ultimately reveal the artwork for his latest album: Hoffa, which is due out on July 30. Produced entirely by Harry Fraud, and boasting guest spots from G Herbo, Benny The Butcher, Jim Jones, Curren$y and French Montana among others, the project promises to be the most consistent, fiery statement from the rapper to date.
For his part, Fraud’s been having a seriously fruitful 2021, having linked up with Benny the Butcher, Jim Jones, and Dark Lo, for full-length projects each and all. Hoffa is sure to be his latest swing for claim to the year’s MVP producer.