Next month, Nas-anointed New York rapper Dave East will deliver a hefty follow-up to his breakout mixtape Black Rose. Titled Hate Me Now, the project will include features from Nas, of course, as well as Pusha T, Jadakiss, Styles P, Mack Wilds, Rico Love, and more.
"Black Rose was really personal to me, it made people pay attention but it was a certain moment in my life," East told The FADER. "Hate Me Now is a celebration for what's to come, a celebration for where I aspire to go with my career and the things I've gone through to get here."
As for his destination: on "Demons," our first taste of the project, East borrows a line from Future to proclaim: I can't predict the future, but I bet I fuck up some commas—or as he told us, "Hate me now while you can." Listen to "Demons" below; look for Hate Me Now when it drops on October 2.
Hate Me Now tracklist:
1. Made Me feat. Makarel (Prod. by Jus x Caution)
2. KD (Prod. by Rico Suave)
3. Demons (Prod. by Sean C & 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 Shit (Prod. by Richforever)
10. Arizona feat. Styles P (Prod. by Sean C & LV)
11. All I Know feat. Tray Pizzy (Prod. by Jahlil Beats)
12. Nino (Prod. by Don Cannon)
13. Everything Lit feat. Jadakiss & Styles P (Prod. by Tha Jerm)
14. Bring A Friend feat. Mack Wilds (Prod. by Taylor Mayde & DJ Webstar)
15. No Coachella For Me (Prod. by Automatik)
16. Streets Aint The Same (Prod. by Buda & 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)