DAVE EAST ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM, SURVIVAL, TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 8 VIA DEF JAM RECORDINGS/MASS APPEAL
WATCH TRAILER HERE
DROPS “ALONE” FEATURING JACQUEES TODAY
SURVIVAL TOUR PART 1 KICKS OFF IN ATLANTA ON NOVEMBER 22
DRAWS CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR PORTRAYAL OF METHOD MAN IN HULU MINI-SERIES, WU-TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA
“After a meteoric rise over the last few years, Dave East is in for his biggest year yet. Not only is the Harlem rapper starring as Method Man in Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga, he’s just set a fall release for his full-length studio debut, SURVIVAL.” – Consequence of Sound
“East delves deep into the pits of his newfound fame and unearths every crevice of fear that often once wore him down. Instead of being entangled by his demons, he’s embracing his paranoia head-on and is rattling off fiery bars in the process.” – Billboard
(Oct 4, 2019 – New York, NY) Meteoric Harlem rapper, model and actor Dave East, who is currently earning critical acclaim for his starring role as Method Man in HULU’s new mini-series Wu-Tang: An American Saga, today announces the release of his debut album, Survival, on November 8 – watch trailer HERE. New single, “Alone” featuring Jacquees, is also out today – watch video HERE, listen HERE. East’s Survival tour kicks off in Atlanta on November 22.
Dave East – whose legendary mixtapes have amassed over one billion global streams – adds to his track record with“Everyday” featuring Gunna. The menacing video for “Everyday,” directed by Andrew Sandler, features Dave East in the midst of a high stakes poker game, intercut with Gunna trading bars with East in a dimly lit room – watch HERE.
“Everyday” was part of ‘Survival Pacc,’ Dave East’s two-song summer release, which also included “Wanna be a G” featuring Max B. ‘Survival Pacc’ arrived with a trailer culled from documentary footage following Dave from the streets of his native Harlem to the studio and the making of his SURVIVAL debut album. The eagerly anticipated record is the culmination of Dave’s years as a rising star and his recent flurry of activity outside of the music space. Listen to Survival PaccHERE .
Dave East’s Def Jam/Mass Appeal saga took off in August 2017 with the release of his lauded mixtape, Paranoia: A True Story. The 13-track mixtape gained traction behind Dave’s Def Jam debut single “Perfect” featuring Chris Brown, whose VIDEO boasts more than 40 million combined YouTube views of to date.
ABOUT DAVE EAST:
Praised for his lyricism and raw storytelling, and blessed with a loyal New York following, Dave East is one of the most promising rappers on the scene today. Born and raised in Harlem, he was inspired by older generation East Coast rappers ranging from Notorious B.I.G. to Styles P, Jadakiss, Cam’ron, and Big Pun. After a college basketball stint, Dave’s attention gravitated full time to music. Starting in 2010, he released an array of critically acclaimed mixtapes that earned him widespread recognition in the hip-hop community. His seventhmixtape, 2014’s Black Rose caught Nas by surprise, and resulted in Dave’s signing to Nas’ Mass Appeal imprint. Subsequent mixtapes Hate Me Now (2015) and Kairi Chanel (2016, named for Dave’s daughter), boasted a collective guest list topped by Nas, Styles P, Pusha T, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Cam’ron, Beanie Sigel, Rico Love, and The Game, to name just a few. Kairi Chanel led off with the storytelling visual for “Keisha” followed by “Type Of Time”, with over 12 million combined YouTube views to date. After nabbing a spot in the notorious XXL Freshman Class of 2016, Dave arrived on the Def Jam roster late that year. He was first heard on “Gold Digger” featuring A-Boogie, from Def Jam’s Direct Deposit Vol. 2 compilation (February 2017).
Paranoia: A True Story marked Dave’s official Def Jam debut EP in August 2017 (with “Perfect” featuring Chris Brown). The Paranoia 2 mixtape followed in January 2018. It was supported by a 10-minute short film, “The Hated,” a gritty drama centering on two childhood friends who get caught up in the street hustle that eventually lands one of them in the Rikers Island lockup. Dave’s profile was amped considerably on his 23-city cross-country “Paranoia 2 Tour” of the U.S. in January-February 2018. He then jumped into the ring for Beloved( October 2018), a mixtape collabo with invincible Yonkers MC Styles P. The project spun off a single, “We Got Everything,” whose video starring both MCs. Dave segued into headlining his 23-city “Get It How I Live Tour” of the U.S. in November-December 2018.
DAVE EAST – SURVIVAL TOUR PART 1
Sunday, 10/13 – New York, NY – (Rolling Loud) Citi Field, Queens
Friday, 11/22 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sunday, 11/24 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Tuesday, 11/26 – Washington, DC – The Howard Theatre
Wednesday, 11/27 – Philadelphia, PA – The TLA
Friday, 11/29 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Sunday, 12/1 – Dublin, Ireland – Voodoo Lounge
Tuesday, 12/3 – London, UK – Electric Brixton
Monday, 12/9 – Munich, Germany – Ampere
Tuesday, 12/10 – Paris, France – Le Badaboum
Thursday, 12/12 – Cologne, Germany – Luxor
Friday, 12/13 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg Oude Zaal
Sunday, 12/15 – Berlin, Germany – Lido
Monday, 12/16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Tuesday, 12/17 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand
Friday, 12/20 – Lisbon, Portugal – Musicbox Lisboa
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