I Remember Sittin In My Nasty Ass Cell Tellin My Celly Ima Do The Music Thing When I Get Out This Shit. Went Hard As I Possibly Could Then @nas Signed Me. I'll Never Have To Live In The Projects Again And That Was A Real Dream. Thank You @defjamrecords For Welcoming Me To The Family #FreakyForever 🎱
Dave East has joined Def Jam Recordings, with Nas set to executive produce his debut album for the label. East revealed the news on The Breakfast Club on Thursday, September 29. "It wasn't just the average [deal of] me signing to a major, I'm actually partners with [Def Jam]. It was just a step forward for me," he said of his new home. East was previously signed to Nas's Mass Appeal Records label.
East's new project Kairi Chanel, the follow-up to his 2015 release Hate Me Now, is his final independent release under Mass Appeal Records and is streaming now. Check out the project, which features guests 2 Chainz and Cam'ron, below.