David Lawrence Brewster Jr. (born June 3, 1988), better known by his stage name Dave East, is an American rapper, songwriter and actor from Harlem, New York. East started rapping in 2010 and sold drugs throughout Harlem to support himself and his music, releasing over six mixtapes. He gained attention in 2014 from his eighth mixtape, Black Rose. Its release garnered the attention of Nas, who later signed East to his record label, Mass Appeal Records, and later in conjunction with Def Jam Recordings.   2010–15: Career beginnings   In 2010, he released his first mixtape Change of Plans which gained him a little recognition.He later released the mixtapes Insomnia, American Greed, Don't Sleep and No Regrets, solidifying his commitment to music.In 2013, East periodically sold drugs throughout Harlem to support himself and his music.He then released his sixth mixtape Gemini.   In 2014, his music reached the ears of his favorite rapper Nas who quickly looked for ways to contact East. Unbeknownst to Nas, East was close friends with Nas' younger brother and fellow rapper Jungle who quickly introduced the two.By summer 2014, East was the newest signee of Nas' new Mass Appeal Records along with Bishop Nehru, Fashawn, Boldy James and Run The Jewels.In July 2014, he released his seventh mixtape Black Rose through the label, which received favorable reviews from music critics. In 2015, he released his eighth mixtape Hate Me Now with features from Pusha T, Nas, Mack Wilds, Jadakiss, Styles P and more.   2016–present: Breakthrough   In June 2016, XXL magazine revealed their annual Freshman Class for 2016, which included East, along with other nine new artists. In August 2016, he released a joint extended play titled Born Broke, Die Rich with rapper Kur. In September 2016, East was featured on the BET Hip Hop Awards cypher alongside Young M.A, Ms. Jade, Kur and Sam Black.On September 29, 2016, he announced that he has signed a deal with Def Jam Recordings with the deal negotiated by Hip-hop executive Steven "Steve-O" Carless and the next day released the mixtape, Kairi Chanel,which peaked at number 38 on the US Billboard 200.   In January 2017, East made his acting debut, starring in BET's Being Mary Jane series.He later appeared in Puma's Tsugi Shinsei commercial and starred in rapper Trina's "It Ain't Me" music video.In August 2017, he released the Paranoia: A True Story EP, supported by the single "Perfect" featuring American singer Chris Brown.The EP has peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200.In September 2017, East hosted the first annual Goldie Awards, a DJ and producer battle set taking place in New York City.On the 16th of January 2018, Dave East released the album “P2” which was met with good reviews. The album contains features from Tory Lanez and T.I.
  David Lawrence Brewster Jr. (born June 3, 1988), better known by his stage name Dave East, is an American rapper, songwriter and actor from Harlem, New York. East started rapping in 2010 and sold drugs throughout Harlem to support himself and his music, releasing over six mixtapes. He gained attention in 2014 from his eighth mixtape, Black Rose. Its release garnered the attention of Nas, who later signed East to his record label, Mass Appeal Records, and later in conjunction with Def Jam Recordings.   2010–15: Career beginnings   In 2010, he released his first mixtape Change of Plans which gained him a little recognition.He later released the mixtapes Insomnia, American Greed, Don't Sleep and No Regrets, solidifying his commitment to music.In 2013, East periodically sold drugs throughout Harlem to support himself and his music.He then released his sixth mixtape Gemini.   In 2014, his music reached the ears of his favorite rapper Nas who quickly looked for ways to contact East. Unbeknownst to Nas, East was close friends with Nas' younger brother and fellow rapper Jungle who quickly introduced the two.By summer 2014, East was the newest signee of Nas' new Mass Appeal Records along with Bishop Nehru, Fashawn, Boldy James and Run The Jewels.In July 2014, he released his seventh mixtape Black Rose through the label, which received favorable reviews from music critics. In 2015, he released his eighth mixtape Hate Me Now with features from Pusha T, Nas, Mack Wilds, Jadakiss, Styles P and more.   2016–present: Breakthrough   In June 2016, XXL magazine revealed their annual Freshman Class for 2016, which included East, along with other nine new artists. In August 2016, he released a joint extended play titled Born Broke, Die Rich with rapper Kur. In September 2016, East was featured on the BET Hip Hop Awards cypher alongside Young M.A, Ms. Jade, Kur and Sam Black.On September 29, 2016, he announced that he has signed a deal with Def Jam Recordings with the deal negotiated by Hip-hop executive Steven "Steve-O" Carless and the next day released the mixtape, Kairi Chanel,which peaked at number 38 on the US Billboard 200.   In January 2017, East made his acting debut, starring in BET's Being Mary Jane series.He later appeared in Puma's Tsugi Shinsei commercial and starred in rapper Trina's "It Ain't Me" music video.In August 2017, he released the Paranoia: A True Story EP, supported by the single "Perfect" featuring American singer Chris Brown.The EP has peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200.In September 2017, East hosted the first annual Goldie Awards, a DJ and producer battle set taking place in New York City.On the 16th of January 2018, Dave East released the album “P2” which was met with good reviews. The album contains features from Tory Lanez and T.I.
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