In The Mind of ReQ Cartier


Dave East – “Tell Your Friends” (EastMix)

New York hip-hop is strong although many people don’t know. East Harlem’s own Dave East is one of the front runners of the new hip-hop wave in New York City. Recently being signed to rap legend, Nas, Dave East has been making a lot of noise on the scene and in the streets. Here he drops his own rendition of The Weeknd’s popular “Tell Your Friends”. This ‘eastmix’ has the Harlem rep spitting some aggressive bars with that storyteller approach to gain your attention. Listen up.


Tyga – “Chiraq To LA (Lil Durk & 40 Glocc Diss)” ft. The Game

My goodness ! I wasn’t expecting this. I was well aware of a response from Tyga for Lil Durk’s shots. But as a shock, the LA rapper grabs California’s own king of beef (PAUSE) The Game. Tyga gets to the point and says his piece. But Game BLACKS ! The Compton firestarter addresses his feelings towards 40 Glocc’s recent Instagram hoax. So much aggression. Then Game goes off on Durk. Definitely one of the hardest verses I’ve heard from him in a while. This is the best rendition of “Chiraq” I’ve heard this far. #TheSuiteLife

Soulja Boy – “Chiraq (Freestyle)”

Sometimes I feel bad that I was a Soulja Boy fan. Then I remember this dudes work ethic is amazing and you gotta respect it. Well, here is another “freestyle” on the “Chiraq” instrumental. Still haven’t heard one better than the original record. The SODMG leader actually freestyles over the popular instrumental. However, in my opinion there was no justice served. This is being used as a promo tool for Soulja’s umpteenth mixtape, King Soulja 3. #TheSuiteLife

Meek Mill, Lil Durk & Shy Glizzy – “Chiraq”

The Chicago rap scene is in full effect throughout the industry. No matter where you go, people are rapping the lyrics from artists such as Chief Keef, Lil Reese & the young newcomer Lil Herb. Recently, Chicago native, Lil Herb dropped a new track with YMCMB starlet, Nicki Minaj. With Nicki’s name attached to the record, it serves as a co-sign to other artists. So it was no surprise when I caught wind of artists like Meek Mill & Lil Durk jumping on the heavy bass instrumental. However, I didn’t expect them to be on the same freestyle. The Philly MMG member grabs Chiraq’s own Lil Durk & DC’s newest talent, Shy Glizzy and drops some “hood” bars. Nothing really special from any of the 3. Durk takes a couple bars out of his verse to diss Tyga, who is also a member of YMCMB along with Nicki Minaj. I wasn’t even aware of their “beef.” Dont see much coming out of that in the future. Enjoy. #TheSuiteLife

Stay Schemin (Freestyle) – Joell Ortiz (@JoellOrtiz)

Within less than 24 hours, another Slaughterhouse member jumps on the infamous “Stay Schemin” instrumental. Known as “that fat puerto rican that know how to spit.” Joell Ortiz shows that he can keep up with his counterpart Joe Budden. Good look for Shady, Slaughterhouse & of course, BROOKLYN. YOAWAAAAA !

Stay Schemin (Freestyle) – Joell Ortiz

Stay Schemin (Freestyle) – Joe Budden

Joe Budden pics up on the popular instrumental of Rick Ross “Stay Schemin.” The Slaughterhouse emcee does nothing new here, showing the world how he can play with wordplay. It’s not his best, but definitely a good listen.

“When it’s too normal to you, you ain’t gotta play to win. I’m more concerned with how Melo’s gonna play with Lin”

Stay Schemin (Freestyle) – Joe Budden