Dave East album Survival is A Harlem story if I never heard one. In the beginning it speaks as if Dave finally made to the moment he has been waiting on his entire life, but cant but help to look back and what made him get to that moment. This isn't your average my father wasn't there and I had to be the man of the house rap story as in explained in "I need a sign" feat Teyana Taylor and "On my way to school". As much as Dave wants to be this humbled rapper who just happy to here, he definitely shows on you on his street shit to the core with tracks like "Night Shift" and "Devil Eyes". Dave ends the album with a tribute to the late great Nipsey Hussle with the "The Marathon Continues" in which he gives a final message to the legend that he never got to say in his eyes . This is a very personal album and I like those types of projects.