dave east lil uzi vert

Dave East Links With Lil Uzi Vert for “Don’t Try Me”

Devotees of Mass Appeal Records’ very own Dave East know one thing — he is nothing if not versatile.

The Harlem-bred rapper has been teasing new music, and last night (Nov. 13), he unleashed what might become his next single — “Don’t Try Me,” featuring one of rap’s biggest it-boys, Lil Uzi Vert.

Over producer Luca Vialli’s hypnotic sitar melody and skittering trap drums, Uzi sets the mood early, rapping:

“Getting money yeah I started styling/Take your girl to the mall started shopping/Overseas yeah we went to an island/She fly free cause I’m platinum medallion/Fly like Delta I build up my mileage.”

Not to be outshined on his own shit, the second verse features East in true MC fashion — dropping braggadocio bars, name-checking all the things he’s got.

“Yea I got chicks out of college/I never got no allowance/I wanted Polo and I wanted Prada/Moschino casinos we doubled our dollars/I feel like Pacino I’m rolling with mobsters.”

Though it is unclear if “Don’t Try Me” is an official release or merely a buzz record, Dave East has been busy since dropping the Paranoia: A True Story, back in September.

That project — officially called an EP, though long enough to be considered a proper album — entered the Billboard 200 album chart at number nine, and with its broad subject matter and pointed raps, it seemed to indicate that great things were ahead.

Back when the project was released, he told Montreality that work had already begun work on a second installment, appropriately dubbed Paranoia 2, and it is plausible that “Don’t Try Me” will be featured on it. Regardless, with Uzi riding shotgun, there may be radio play ahead, or at the very least beaucoup streaming numbers.

While we wait to see what the song does, spark a blunt and watch Dave East put one in the air with your kinfolk at MASS APPEAL.

Related Posts

Music
Music

Lil Uzi Vert is Already Teasing ‘Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World 2’

Music Video
Music Video

Dave East Creeps With a Mob Boss’ Daughter in “My Dirty Little Secret” Video

Music
Music

Maxo Kream and Lil Uzi Vert Finally Head to “Mars”

Music Video
Music Video

Watch A$AP Ferg’s “Uzi Gang” Video, Featuring Lil Uzi Vert and Marty Baller

Video
Video

Smoke a Blunt w/ Dave East

Ad

Latest News

same Hot Takes

It Was a Type Beat Year

The search for something new in a year of sameness
shea serrano Features

Shea Serrano Quit His Teaching Job, Now He Has Two Best Sellers and Two TV Shows

"It is funny to just walk in and just be a Mexican, because I’m usually the only one there"
mf doom Features

The 10 Best DOOM Songs of 2017, Ranked

Even after 'The Missing Notebook Rhymes' went missing, the masked villain still caused havoc
worst cops Features

The Worst Cops of 2017

The hall of shame
donald trump Features

32 Songs That Dissed Donald Trump in 2017

The "F.D.T." wave
lil peep News

R.I.P. Gus, Long Live Lil Peep

Resisting nostalgia at the speed of the internet
88 rising Features

Sean Miyashiro of 88rising Connected the Cultures

With 1.25 million YouTube subscribers and a gang of talent, 88rising controlled the new East-West flow
eminem Video

Eminem By the Numbers

You may know how many f*cks he gives, but what about the other crucial figures from Slim Shady's career?
tape Features

Why 2017 Was Rap’s Year of the Tape

Seven labels explain why they're still rewinding cassettes back
safdie brothers Features

The Safdie Brothers Got Gritty as 2017’s Filmmakers to Watch

"You might not like the feeling that you're feeling, but you can still be entertained by that feeling."
best albums Features

The 25 Best Albums of 2017

The essential sounds that defined one very strange year
hey arnold Humor

Everything About Christmas is Awful, Except the ‘Hey Arnold!’ Special

The one redeeming thing about this trash holiday
combat-jack Features

Knowledge Darts Vol. 32: Winter Solstice

I never got to say thank you
jeezy Video

Open Space: Jeezy

"You can’t just crush a diamond with a rock. It’s hard, it’s tough. But it’s bright."
Video

Rhythm Roulette: Boi-1da

The wait is over
remy ma Video

Open Space: Remy Ma

"Female rapper—what the f*ck is that?"