Dave East's Open Mic Freestyle
To promote his recently-released Kairi Chanel project, Dave East made his way out West this week and stopped by the LA Leakers to spit an exclusive set of bars for the airwaves. Caught on film, the Harlem spitter goes over Tha Dogg Pound’s “New York New York” instrumental and reminds us why he’s one of the nicest youngin’ to spit on a mic right now, going hard for over 3-minutes straight. If you’re a fan of Dave or just strictly bars, then you’ll definitely appreciate this onslaught.
Dave East "Type Of Time" Video
Dave East's time has finally come, after ample grind and a well-deserved buzz, the New York rapper finally released his debut album Kairi Chanel at the end of September. The album wasn't lacking in the features department, calling upon The Game, 2 Chainz, Cam'ron, Beanie Sigel, Fabolous and more to help hold him down.
Watch A Day In The Life Of Dave East
Fresh off the release of his highly anticipated debut album Kairi Chanel, which was named after his 6-month old daughter, XXL Freshmen artist Dave East linked up Hot 97 recently and gave fans an inside look into his everyday life in Harlem with this “where hip hop lives” clip.
Nipsey Hussle Feat. Dave East, Bino Rideaux "Clarity" Video
Nipsey Hussle Feat. Dave East & Bino Rideaux
Nipsey Hussle is back for another #MarathonMonday release, but this week it comes in visual form.
Dave East "One Way" Video
Dave East delivered his blazing street record, "One Way," last week, putting his impressive technical ability on full display as he delivers breathless double time, never taking a bar's pause. He's now shared the video for the track, giving it a suitably simple and stylish video, focusing on his performance, which he makes seem pretty effortless as he sips on a drink with his crew around him. East's Hate Me Now mixtape is full of the same style of jaw-dropping rap performance, featuring collaborations from New York royalty like Nas, Jadakiss, and Styles P.
Dave East Freestyles On Funk Flex
Harlem’s own Dave East made his way by the Hot 97 studios last night and blessed Funk Flex with a dope on-air freestyle. Going in over French’s “Lockjaw” instrumental, the XXL Freshmen appears to go straight off the top (or it’s a pre-written verse anyways) & delivers a 3-minute lyrical onslaught. No hook, just straight bars from one of the nicest emcees in the game right now. Check it out above and let us know what you think. New mixtape on the way.
Dave East & G Herbo's XXL Freshman Roundtable Interview
Dave East & G Herbo
More new content from the 2016 XXL Freshman class. By now, the magazine has released all of the individual freestyles from each of the 10 freshman, and all of the classmates were also split up into three separate cyphers. The different cypher groups have remained the same for the newly released series of roundtable interviews. After hearing from the hilarious trio of Desiigner, Lil Dicky, and Anderson.
Dave East & G Herbo's XXL Freshman Cypher
G Herbo & Dave East
Here is the third XXL Freshman cypher video of the week. All 10 members of this year's Freshman class have shown off their individual freestyling abilities, and they've now been put up against one another to see how their raps hold up in the cypher format. The first cypher consisted of the strange threesome of Desiigner, Lil Dicky, and Anderson.
Dave East's XXL Freshman Freestyle
Harlemite Dave East is next up to take a swing at the XXL Freshman Freestyle, following up one from Lil Uzi Vert yesterday. Although New York rap has been going through a bit of slump, Dave East counts for one of two NYC natives to grace the 2016 XXL Freshman cover, the other being Atlanta appropriator Desiigner.
Dave East "Deposits" Video
A week after dropping off the audio, 2016 XXL Freshman Dave East decides to come through and liberate the official video for his take on Kodak Black’s “Skrilla,” which he calls “Deposits.”
Dave East "It's Time" Video
Dave East returns to his last mixtape, Hate Me Now, for his official visuals for the mixtape cut "It's Time." The video was shot in Tokyo, Japan, and lets Dave East act as our tour guide-- from flashing neon signs to dark alleyways and more, Dave East roams the city with his cameraman in tow. The video definitely contains some interesting sights.
DJ Paul Feat. Dave East "Let'M Tell It" Video
DJ Paul Feat. Dave East
To promote his upcoming Year Of The Six project, DJ Paul decides to come through today and share a new song & accompanying video in its support called “Let’M Tell It.”
Fabolous Feat. Dave East "Summertime/Sadness" Video
Fabolous Feat. Dave East
Fabolous is gearing up for his joint effort with fellow NYC staple Jadakiss, titled Freddy Vs. Jason. They announced the project two months back, but have yet to come through with a release date.
Dave East & Nas Perform "Forbes List" At SXSW
Dave East Feat. Nas
Time and time again, Dave East and Nas have shown themselves to be huge fans of each other, with Nas signing East to his Mass Appeal imprint and East titling his debut album Hate Me Now after the Nas classic. The Queensbridge legend went on to guest on the Harlem upstart's track "Forbes List," and while performing at his own Mass Appeal SXSW showcase earlier this week, he brought out his young protege to help him out with that track.
Dave East "Life Like" Video
Grammy night or not, Dave East isn’t slowing down when it comes to his friendly release strategy. Keeping his onslaught of new releases coming, the Hate Me Now spitter decides to come through on music’s biggest night to premiere his latest video for “Life Like.” From backstage footage to roamin’ the streets of NYC, Dave & his homies show us what “life is really like” for the buzzing new rapper out of Harlem, New York. Check it out above and keep your eyes peeled for more from Dave soon.
Trey Songz Feat. MIKExANGEL, Dave East "Everybody Say" Video
Trey Songz Feat. MIKExANGEL & Dave East
Trey Songz latest mixtape with DJ Drama, To Whom It May Concern, was a surefire party starter, and the singer keeps the good times rolling in the new video to "Everybody Say." The track features Harlem spitter Dave East as well as young Virginia singer MIKExANGEL, who both, along with Drama, show up in the new visual.
China Mac Feat. Dave East "Going Down" Video
China Mac Feat. Dave East
Harlem and Chinatown connect on "Going Down," the new record from China Mac and Dave East. Mac is an up-and-coming emcee who's interested in bringing the gritty sound back into New York hip-hop, and those who've been keeping up with the city's rap scene will know Dave East has been pushing the same movement for a minute now.
Dave East "Cut It (Freestyle)" Video
Dave East continues to keep it moving. After hitting us with a freestyle over The Weeknd’s “Tell Your Friends” last month, the Harlem spitter decides to come through and share another one over O.T. Genasis and Young Dolph's “Cut It” instrumental, only this time it’s in visual form.
Dave East "Momma Workin" Video
Fresh off the release of his Weeknd remix for “Tell Your Friends,” Harlem spitter Dave East decides to keep it moving today by returning with a new video for his track “Momma Workin.”
Dave East "KD" Video
If you're from New York, you're probably aware of the hype around Dave East, Harlem native and Mass Appeal signee. The rapper just dropped his Hate Me Now mixtape at the top of the month, and he's now chosen one of the hardest tracks on the project "KD" for his new video. As usual, he keeps things very New York, filming the clip in his city among the people.