Dave East Has Joined The Def Jam Roster

Harlem rapper Dave East is ready to release his debut album Kairi Chanel tomorrow but today he announced he has inked a deal with Def Jam Records. Currently affiliated with Nas’ record label Mass Appeal, the deal will be a joint venture allowing him to expand his audience.

Dave East had this to say 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.”

Dave East Interview With The Breakfast Club

Kairi Chanel is dropping September 30th.

Comments