Dave East has come a long way from hanging outside the NYC bodegas & hooping at Towson University. From linking up with Nas & Mass Appeal for his Hate Me Nowproject to inking a deal with Def Jam back in 2016, Dave’s success has continued to rise in an upward trajectory over the past couple years, and thankfully it doesn’t looking to slowing down anytime soon. With his official studio debut album currently in the works, and rumored to feature Drake, Dave decided to come through on Friday & hold us over in the meantime with his first EP under Def Jam called Paranoia: A True Story.
Laced with 13 tracks in total, the follow up to last year’s Kairi Chanel mixtape, named after his daughter, features guest appearances from Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, French Montana, and Dave’s mentor, Nas, who is also reportedly executive producing the project.
To coincide with its release, Dave went ahead & released a new video in its support for the track “My Dirty Little Secret.” Bringing the lyrics & story to life, Dave delivers a cinematic video that finds him meeting a foreign waitress at a restaurant (who’s father despises of their relationship), and takes her back to his crib for a sensual massage, among other things. Check out the love-story unfold (above).
Paranoia: A True Story EP is available now on iTunes.