Ta’East Freestyles Over Kanye West’s “30 Hours” [STREAM]


Perfection takes time. Knowing this, up-and-coming rapper Ta’East is willing to put in all that’s needed to ensure his success. Listeners get an instant look into the Los Angeles-based artist’s mindset on “Ten Thousand Hours,” a freestyle over one of the highlights from Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo.

Grammy Awards and distant relationships are the first topics mentioned on Ta’East’s newest offering. “How do I not become a rival when I’m the one becoming the influence,” he raps. He continues, “And every time you up, they’re gon’ try y’all/and I can’t be made because when you blazing trails the n*ggas behind you bound to catch fire.” He doesn’t miss a beat as he fills the record up with some of his most personal tales. “The vibe, seemed like something to ride out to and reflect on,” he told Complex.

This freestyle is a direct follow-up to “WithTheShit.” The song is produced by Cairo Mayeson, and captures Ta’East on a lyrical high. That release teased an upcoming project titled Okay, I’m Ready.

At the start of the year, we featured Ta’East as one of our 25 Artists to Watch in 2016. “Ten Thousand Hours” just further proves his skills.

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