Dave East and Harry Fraud are gearing up to release a joint album and have shared the project’s first single, “Diamonds.”
Fraud provides the gritty, nostalgic production, while East supplies hardened bars. “They told me life is what you make it, I’m an architect / Cocaine in my mother apartment, I wasn’t talkin’ yet / Seen fiends noddin’ off, I wasn’t even walkin’ yet / Prayin’ to the sky, I’m all alone, like, ‘How could God neglect?’” the New York rapper spits.
According to a press release, the “Diamonds” cover art, which depicts East as an oil painting, was created by Westside Gunn and his Buffalo Kids collective. The piece was unveiled at the Walden Galleria in Buffalo, New York.
“Diamonds” marks the first song that Fraud and East have shared from their first-ever joint album, Hoffa. The project is due July 30 and will feature G Herbo, Benny the Butcher, Jim Jones, Curren$y and more.
Hoffa will mark the latest collaborative offering from Fraud, who recently teamed up with Benny the Butcher on The Plugs I Met 2 and Jim Jones for The Fraud Department. For East, it will follow up his EP with Millyz, Pablo & Blanco.
Listen to East and Fraud’s new song, “Diamonds,” below: