Vado, Jim Jones & Dave East Go Drill On “Checkmate”

Vado tries his hand at drill with Dave East and Jim Jones on, “Checkmate.”

Regardless of how many elder statesmen there are in the rap game, it’s the youth that will always dictate the future of the culture. Though traditional boom-bap raps still exist and are thriving in the case of the Griselda Camp, the East Coast’s latest sound take note from what Chief Keef and Chicago rappers started in the early 2010s.

Brooklyn drill has evidently had a widespread influence in the past year and now, a few OGs are tackling the production in their own way. Vado came through with his latest single, “Checkmate” ft Dave East and Jim Jones. The three rappers tackle exhilarating drill production while maintaining their penchant for East Coast lyricism.

—HNHH