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Dave East is back in support of last year’s Paranoia EP, delivering a short film for “The Hated” featuring Nas.

The 10-minute aesthetic tells the story of Anthony and Corey, a couple of longtime friends who found themselves caught up in the streets at an early age. Upon witnessing a buddy die as a child, Anthony quickly became hardened, leaving him both reckless and paranoid no matter where he went.

Year’s following the incident, Anthony and Corey transitioned to business partners making money by hustling. When Ant gets caught, however, things take an immediate turn for the worst as he is ultimately sent to Rikers.

Press play to see the story unfold.

For more music, watch Nas perform ‘Illmatic’ with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Not NYC, not LA.

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