Who is Dave East?
Dave East is an American rapper and actor. In 2010, he began his career and gained attention in 2014 with his eighth mixtape, Black Rose. Its release garnered the attention of fellow New York rapper Nas who later signed Dave to his record label, Mass Appeal Records, and later in conjunction with Def Jam Recordings.
In 2016, he was chosen as part of the XXL magazine’s 2016 Freshman Class. That same year, his tenth mixtape, Kairi Chanel was released and peaked at No. 38 on the US Billboard 200. In 2017, his eleventh mixtape, Paranoia: A True Story was released. The mixtape features Nas, Wiz Khalifa, and Chris Brown amongst others, and peaked at No. 9 on the U.S. Billboard 200. In 2020, he released the mixtape Karma 3, to critical acclaim and peaked at No. 36 on the US Billboard 200.
In addition to his rapping career, in 2017 he began his acting career where he had a role as himself in Being Mary and The Breaks. Also, he had a supporting role in the Netflix film Beats (2019) as “Mister Ford”. His acting breakthrough role came in the Hulu series Wu-Tang: An American Saga (2019) where he portrays Method Man.
How Old Is Dave East?
He is 34 years old as of March 2023, having been born on June 3, 1988, in New York City, U.S. Dave East shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Zoe LaVerne, Louis Partridge, Sariyah Yaya Panton, BeautyChickee, Chase Mattson, and many more.
Dave East Family
Who are Dave East Parents and Siblings?
His secretive nature has shown up in his personal life. He has managed to keep his family background very private. In case there is news regarding his parents and siblings, we will update it here as soon as possible. But the news on the internet shows that his mother resided in East Harlem.
Dave East Education
He received his high school education at Springbrook High School where he played basketball and football. After high school, he attended The University of Richmond and then transferred to Towson University.
Dave East Marital Status
On his love life matters, he is seen as a person who hates drama and loves his privacy. He has managed to keep his marriage/dating life low-key thus leaving many with a lot of unanswered questions. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Dave East Kids
He has two kids with Millie Colon. Two daughters by the name of Kairi Chanel Brewster (born in 2016) and Kobi Chanai Brewster (born in 2020).
Dave East Career
A Career in College Basketball
After high school, he attended The University of Richmond and then transferred to Towson University where he played basketball. While at Towson, he had ongoing issues with the coaching staff. This ultimately led to his decision to leave the university. Shortly afterward, he started running into legal trouble in Baltimore, Maryland.
A Career from 2010-2013
He released his first mixtape Change of Plans in 2010 which gained him little recognition. Later, he released the mixtapes Insomnia, American Greed, Don’t Sleep, and No Regrets. In 2013, he periodically sold drugs throughout Harlem to support himself and his music. He then released his sixth mixtape Gemini.
A Career from 2014-2016
In 2014, his music reached the ears of rapper Nas who quickly began to look for ways to contact Dave. By the summer of 2014, he was the newest signee of Nas’ new Mass Appeal Records along with Bishop Nehru, Fashawn, Boldy James, and Ruth The Jewels. In July 2014, he released his seventh mixtape Black Rose through the label which received favorable reviews from music critics. The following year, he released his 8th mixtape Hate Me Now which gained great recognition. And allowed him to gain key features from well-respected emcees such as Pusha T, Nas, and two-thirds of The Lox, Jadakiss, and Styles P.
XXL magazine revealed in June 2016 their annual Freshman Class for 2016 which included East along with G Herbo, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yatchy, Desiigner, Lil Dicky, Denzel Curry, and Anderson Paak. On July 7, 2016, he participated in the freshmen cypher along with Chicago’s G Herbo hosted by Philadelphia’s very own, DJ Drama. In August 2016, he released a joint EP titled Born Broke, Die Rich with rapper Kur. The following year, he was featured on the BET Hip Hop Awards cypher alongside Young M.A., Ms. Jade, Kur, and Sam Black. He announced on September 29, 2016, that he has signed a deal with Def Jam Recordings with the deal negotiated by Hip-hop executive Steven “Steve-O” Carless. The next day, released the mixtape, Kairi Chanel which peaked at No. 38 on the US Billboard 200.
A Career from 2017-2081
He made his acting debut in January 2017, starring in BET’s Being Mary Jane series. Later, he 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 EP, Paranoia: A True Story, supported by a few tracks such as the single “Perfect”. It featured American singer Chris Brown, “Paranoia” along with Jeezy and “Phone Jumpin” Wiz Khalifa. The EP peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200. On January 15, 2018, he dropped his 12th mixtape Paranoia 2. In February 2018, he started to network and reach endorsements that would later further his career.
That same month, he signed a sponsorship with Belaire Rose. In March 2018, he signed an endorsement deal with New Era Cap launching his new “lifestyle” 59fifty fitted collection. Shortly after his newly found endorsement, he was featured in New Era’s “Claim the Crown” commercial. On July 27, 2018, he released his 13th mixtape which was titled Karma 2. The mixtape featured up-and-coming artists such as Lil Durk, Gunna, and BlocBoy JB. Also, he had features from his two-lifetime friends Kiing Shooter and Border Buck.
A Career from 2019-2021
In 2019, he made his movie debut in the Netflix film Beats in which he had a supporting role as “Mister Ford”. His acting breakthrough role came in the Hulu series Wu-Tang: An American Saga (2019) where he portrays Method Man as a series regular. It was confirmed in September 2019 that he would have a supporting role in the film Boogie (2021). In 2019, he was featured on the single “Is U Down” by Pvrx and appeared as a guest vocalist on the single “Taxin” by DJ Shadow.
On October 4, 2019, he released the single “Alone” featuring Jacquees to support the release of his then-upcoming debut album. On November 8, 2019, he released the album, Survival, through Def Jam Recordings, Mass Appeal Records, and his own label From the Dirt. The album features guest appearances from Teyana Taylor, Rick Ross, Nas, The Dream, and Lil Baby, amongst others. Also, he started his first world tour with the release of the album titled, Survival Tour which spanned from November 22, 2019-December 20, 2019. He announced on March 8, 2020, that he was working on the third installment in the Karma series of mixtapes.
The mixtape cover featured background images of him with the now-late rappers Nipsey Hussle and Pop Smoke. Initially, the album was set to be titled Thoughts of a Menace, however, it changed to simple Karma 3. On March 12, 2020, he released the lead single of the mixtape “Really wit Me”. Karma 3 was released on August 14, 2020, to critical acclaim. He and producer Harry Fraud released a collaborative album titled Hoffa on July 30, 2021. That same year, he purchased a storefront in his hometown and plans to open additional businesses.
A Career in 2022:
He revealed in a January 2022 interview that he had been working on various projects which he intends to release in the year. The first of which will be Beloved 2, a sequel to his 2018 joint album with Styles P. Also, he said his next solo project with Def Jam/Mass Appeal will likely be released in February or March. Moreover, he confirmed a follow-up to Survival.
Dave East Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 5 inches (1.96m) and a weight of 93kg (205 lbs).
Dave East Salary and Net Worth
He has a monthly salary of $20,000+ and a net worth of $5 million.