Dave East and Beanie Sigel Hit North Philly in “The Real is Back” Video

Mass Appeal Records’ own Dave East has had a steady ascent to becoming a viable torchbearer for the uptown New York rap scene, which is inspiring to watch. And he’s done it all under the guiding light of Nas’ steady developmental hand. The Harlem native recently dropped his flagship project, Kairi Chanelnamed after his one-year-old daughter–which features “The Real is Back.” The cut with Beanie Sigel finds them trading bars in classic ’90s fashion. Today Dave and Beans have dropped a new video for the Chanel standout, which takes place in Beanie’s hometown of North Philadelphia.

“The Real is Back” is a coming-of-age record, but one that pays homage to the trailblazing done by Beanie Sigel and the prolific crop of rappers (think Roc-a-Fella and State Property) he came up with. “That’s like their Jay Z,” East tells Noisey, who premiered the video, of the Broad Street Bully’s relationship with the north side of Philly. “It was like I was outside with somebody that’s been my man my whole life but it was Sigel. It was crazy.”

Midway through the video, as Sigel’s verse cues up, he can be seen speaking to Dave with the air of a mentor, a subtle hint at the fact that East understands the importance of history and the lessons that stem from it. That said, Dave doesn’t cower in the moment; there’s likely a specific reason Beans even took part in the sacred passing of the mic, bar-trading format of the record. The young stud is up to the challenge, as he’s proven on more than one occasion in recent years, leaving little to dispute in regards to the song’s title.

Watch “The Real is Back” above.

Related Articles

Music Video
Music Video

Watch Dave East’s Latest Video, “It Was Written”

Music Video
Music Video

Juelz Santana and Dave East Have No Patience in Their “Time Ticking” Video

Music Video
Music Video

Dave East Hits North Philly in New “Free Smoke” Video

Ad

Latest News

Harambe News

Are You Pulling Your Dick Out For Harambe Today?

Please Don't, But Also RIP Harambe
Sofie-Boiler-Room-London Music

Sofie And The Art of the Mix

From Stones Throw to The Boiler Room
News

Meek Mill to YoungBoy Never Broke Again: If You Don’t Move, You’ll Die

The Philly rapper has seen this movie before
Music

Lil Yachty is Pissed That a Grown-Up Didn’t Edit His Lyrics

“I fucked up, I thought Squidward played the cello.”
NWA-daily-op Music

26 Years Ago Today, N.W.A Dropped ‘Efil4zaggin’

No one was spared.
ruth gruca, made la, vfiles Hey, You're Cool

Hey, You’re Cool! Ruth Gruca

The girl boss bringing Wiz Khalifa and Opening Ceremony together
Sports

With E-40 as Her Hypeman, Steph Curry’s Wife Freestyles at BottleRock Fest

Cavs in 4
MA-Thumbnail_Andre3000_nologo Music

Happy Birthday, André 3000!

"Made it through another year can't ask for nothing much more."
migos scotty 2 hotty Music

Migos Returns With Ode to WWE Legend Scotty 2 Hotty, “To Hotty”

Scotty 2 Hotty, choppers and shottys
alessandra mastronardi, hey youre cool, Italy, Master of None, Netflix Hey, You're Cool

Hey, You’re Cool! Alessandra Mastronardi

The 'Master of None' Italian actress considers an alternate ending.
John Boehner News

Former GOP House Speaker Known for Crying Says, “Trump’s A Disaster”

Today's edition of The Daily Blunt
gucci mane listening room Music

New Music From: T-Pain, Gucci Mane, Denzel Curry and More

The Listening Room (May 26, 2017)
gucci-zay-piano-album Music

‘Droptopwop’ is Dope But Gucci Mane Needs to Make That Zaytoven Piano Bar Album ...

The time has come for Jazzmatrap!
Hillary Clinton News

Hillary Clinton Talked Mad Shit On Trump And His Supporters to Wellesley Grads

She also said she drank chardonnay to get through her November loss
black-opera-premiere Music

PREMIERE: The Black Opera Salutes Wu-Tang, Public Enemy On New Mixtape

'80z Babies To The 2Gz II'
vinny virgo Music Video

PREMIERE: Vinny Virgo and His “Fast Car” Video

The car, of course, is a girl