If you haven’t heard of Dave East, then let this song turn you into a fan.
The Harlem rapper is signed to Nas’s Mass Appeal Records and made waves with his Black Rose mixtape in 2014. Fast forward to September, and Dave East is preparing to release his next mixtape, Hate Me Now, on Oct. 2. So far, we’ve only heard a few selections from the tape — like his deeply introspective song “Demons” — but today, he’s shared his collaboration with Nas and it's infectious.
Dave East and Nas trade verses about dreams of getting tons of money and reaping the awards of their hard work. Forbes recently listed the five wealthiest artists in hip-hop in May, so it’s no surprise that these two want to see themselves on it one day. Or even next year.
Is Dave East New York’s next big thing? Stream “Forbes List,” check out the tracklist for Hate Me Now and let us know how you feel about him in the comments.
1. Made Me feat. Makarel (Prod. by Jus and Caution)
2. KD (Prod. by Rico Suave)
3. Demons (Prod. by Sean C and LV)
4. Forbes List feat. Nas (Prod. by Tunesquad)
5. It's Time (Prod. by SquatBeats)
6. Give It To Her feat. Rico Love (Prod. by Earl & E)
7. Get Acquainted (Prod. by Tunesquad)
8. I Can't Complain feat. Pusha T (Prod. by Sunnydukes)
9. Dumb S**t (Prod. by Richforever)
10. Arizona feat. Styles P (Prod. by Sean C and LV)
11. All I Know feat. Tray Pizzy (Prod. by Jahlil Beats)
12. Nino (Prod. by Don Cannon)
13. Everything Lit feat. Jadakiss and Styles P (Prod. by Tha Jerm)
14. Bring a Friend feat. Mack Wilds (Prod. by Taylor Mayde and DJ Webstar)
15. No Coachella for Me (Prod. by Automatik)
16. Streets Aint the Same (Prod. by Buda and Grandz)
17. Chose Me feat. Floyd Miles (Prod. by Dot N Pro)
18. Momma Working (Prod. by Tunesquad)
19. Numb (Prod. by Triple A)
20. I'll Do Anything feat. Floyd Miles (Prod. by Tunesquad)
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(Photo: Dave East via Twitter, Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Hennessy)