Dave East stopped by and chopped it up with the Los Angeles Leakers crew and when they played Tha Dogg Pound’s “New York, New York” beat, he let LA know why the hype so surrounding him was so real.
Dave is fresh off the release of his Kairi Channel mixtape and the big news that he inked a deal with Def Jam. He explained to XXL, how it’s more of a partnership and that he’s still down with Mass Appeal,
“It wasn’t the average me just signing to a major. I’m actually partners with them. Mass Appeal is still the family. Nas is still going to be able to executive produce my album. It was a step forward for me. I was with Mass Appeal solely for almost two years. Nas really introduced the world to me. So that was ideal as far as me first coming in. It’s at a time now where a machine really helps what I’m trying to do, especially being from New York and not trying to stay in New York. Like I told y’all before, I’m not trying to be underground or classified as a certain type of dude. I feel like this was a good move to really get what I’m trying to do, my brand, my movement, across the world.”
The world is hearing you Dave, loud and clear. Check out his freestyle below.