David Lawrence Brewster Jr., better known by his stage name Dave East, is an American rapper, songwriter and actor from Harlem, New York. East began his career in 2010, and gained attention in 2014 from his eighth mixtape, Black Rose. Its release garnered the attention of fellow New York rapper Nas, who later signed East to his record label, Mass Appeal Records, and later in conjunction with Def Jam Recordings. In 2016, East was chosen as part of the XXL magazine's 2016 Freshman Class. His tenth mixtape, Kairi Chanel, was released in the same year and peaked at number 38 on the US Billboard 200. His eleventh mixtape, Paranoia: A True Story, was released in 2017 with features from Nas, Wiz Khalifa and Chris Brown amongst others and peaked at number 9 on the US Billboard 200. East began his acting career in 2017, where he had a role as himself in Being Mary Jane and The Breaks. He also had a supporting role in the Netflix film Beats as "Mister Ford".
|Birth name||David Lawrence Brewster Jr.|
|Born||June 3, 1988, New York City, U.S.|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, songwriter, actor|
|Labels||From the Dirt, Def Jam, Mass Appeal|
|Associated acts||Kiing Shooter, Nas, Styles P, Trey Songz|
Rapper known for releasing well over half a dozen successful mixtapes since beginning his musical career in 2012. Since beginning his career, he's grown incredibly popular on social media, earning more than 3.2 million followers on his Instagram account alone.
As a child, he loved basketball and continued to play into college, earning attention from the NBA. However, he ultimately chose to pursue his rhyming and musical abilities as a career.
He was born David Brewster in Harlem, New York. He is of African-American and Dominican descent. He has been in a long-term relationship with Millie Colon. He and Millie have two daughters named Kairi and Kobi.
Towson Tigers men's basketball players. Richmond Spiders men's basketball players. Crips. Def Jam Recordings artists. African-American Muslims. Gangsta rappers. Rappers from New York City. East Coast hip hop musicians. American male rappers. Converts to Islam