Dave East and Styles P – “Beloved”

Dave East and Styles P created “Beloved” a 13 track collaboration between Harlem and Yonkers bred artists. I have to say I ain’t mad at this team up of artists at all. I for one am pleased.

The first single, “Beloved” defines the meaning of the word “Beloved” and the duo splits the verses up with their own individual bars. Of course, you can expect honest and understandable lyrics from both Dave East and Styles P.

Dave East spits, “These pills got these youngins buggin’, you’ll die for a hunnid-somethin’
So act like you love your life and just relax, cousin.”

It’s sad to say or rap in this case but several music artists have recently lost their fight with their drug battle. Both Dave East and Styles P described the previous narcotic related budgets before they received a music budget.

The next song on the “Beloved” project is titled, “It’s Lit.” “It’s Lit” embodies what rap used to be before skinny jeans and dance craves.

Dave East raps on “Beloved,” “Better bring that money now, don’t give a f*ck who you call if they don’t answer, this hammer get you in touch with the Lord.”

The vibe on “For All My N*ggas” is everything! Styles P describes the song perfectly, “This some grimy sh*t, I’m never going to trial shoot it out with the law, you know I’m going in’ Style.”

“Don’t Cross Me” features Jazzy who harmonizes and beautifully ad-libs all through the single. Dave East slightly tones done his rugged lyrics to present a different side of his artistry. He talks about being with groups of women but also describes different places he would take his girls.

“Cut From a Different Cloth” is a lesson on what its like to come from New York. They talk about getting money, demeanor and little tricks to know who is who. The New York grit and hustle is smeared all through this record,

“They don’t check the artists it’s on me, right underneath my coat
Suspended license on my way to Yonkers, speedin’
Scared to sleep, every time I close my eyes, I see a demon.”

I absolutely love this project it’s literally like track nine, “Rare Breed.” Styles P flow is much needed right now, I’m so glad he went back into the booth.

“Talk about your best eye, vision with your third Livin’ on the edge but I pivot on the curve.”

This album is genuine to both artists, they didn’t utilize trap beats or beats that are most commonly heard on the radio now a days. Dave East and Styles P actually have laid back hardcore New York flows with beats to match.

“Load My Gun” featuring The Lox is the perfect song to end the project with. Really sets the tone for the conclusion of “Beloved.”

Well, I’m content after hearing this project, let me know what you think?


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