“It’s hard to stop what’s already in motion,” as the 28-year-old Harlem native Dave East words it. His motion and movements to shake up the industry in both a nostalgic and modern aspect is phenomenal. “It Was Written” is the first track you’ll hear on his Kairi Chanel project—East’s latest and arguably strongest project to-date.

“Imagine Nas sign you, hell of a dream,” East raps. His raps were written, it’s true he’s gifted, and it’s true that he rapped his way out of Harlem—he now finds himself in a better position. Taking his rhymes to a Harlem rooftop, East’s Joe Puma-directed video comes by way of Mass Appeal.

Check out the music video below.