Dave East’s contribution to #TheBoxChallenge isn’t getting a warm reception. After the star of Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga previewed his remix of Roddy Ricch’s hit single “The Box” on social media, the Harlem-bred MC was bombarded with negative reactions.
Twitter users posted a variety of videos and gifs to detail their disdain for East’s work, coming up with multiple ways to call it “trash.” Even some fellow artists looked down on the Def Jam rapper’s remix as former Raider Klan member Key Nyata commented, “It’s crazy how this nigga is just consistently ass.”
Although East’s version of “The Box” has been much maligned, the original has been a massive hit.
Roddy’s song has spent the past two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. His album Please Excuse Me for Being ANTISOCIAL, which contains the track, also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Revisit “The Box” above and view some of the reactions to East’s remix below.
— Fuck It Tho Bro, Its Your Life (@Projectsprodigy) January 22, 2020
Bro Dave don’t even look like he like it lol
— Jerm Wick 1/13 🎉 (@1LifePapii) January 21, 2020
— ickytrey (@ickytreyv4) January 22, 2020
— St $wervo0✭ (@__KDawggg) January 22, 2020
It’s crazy how this nigga is just consistently ass.
— Chase Flame (@KeyNyata) January 22, 2020
Ok I’m bout to go unfollow him now
— kimmylit 💋 (@kiimmyliit) January 22, 2020
put this in The Bin
— IG: @realafricaneli (@AfricanEliV2) January 22, 2020
— Adolfo Ramirez 🌎☄️💕 (@Ram0040) January 22, 2020
Put that shit back in The Box pic.twitter.com/DkESZOLQrB
— Based Sxnsei (@Glomighty_Sosa) January 22, 2020
— Sebastian., (@Sebastiannvill1) January 22, 2020
— The Figzolorean (@Ask_Figggs) January 22, 2020