Fans are waiting on Dave East’s Kairi Chanel project to release tomorrow. Today the Harlem rapper announced that he has signed to Def Jam Records. Dave East is currently affiliated with Nas’ album Mass Appeal, the deal with Def Jam will be a joint deal.
Dave East made a statement about the deal. “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.”
Check out Dave East’s Breakfast Club interview below:
I Remember Sittin In My Nasty Ass Cell Tellin My Celly Ima Do The Music Thing When I Get Out This Shit. Went Hard As I Possibly Could Then @nas Signed Me. I’ll Never Have To Live In The Projects Again And That Was A Real Dream. Thank You @defjamrecords For Welcoming Me To The Family #FreakyForever ?