In his new single, “No Pork,” East illustrates a sharp lyricism that is reminiscent of an earlier era of rap —a sound that has gained East notoriety and praise. Complimented by a smooth sample and melody, “No Pork” sees East rhyming about his roots, accomplishments, and aspirations. The track also tackles more weighted subject matter as East discusses his choice to stop using Xanax, the concept of destiny, and death.
New York rapper Dave East is in the midst of a stellar career moment. This year alone, East has dropped two mixtapes and a joint album with The LOX’s Styles P titled Beloved.
We do it big, f*ck a pig
Cut my food with no pork
Just tryna win ’cause I ain’t really in the mood for no loss
Can’t be scared of the night you already knew it got dark
Keep it trill and try to build, that’s what I do when I talk