Real Hip-Hop Is Back...Dave East Drops “Kairi Chanel” Album
Real hip-hop is back thanks to Harlem's own, Dave East. He dropped the highly anticipated Kairi Chanel album yesterday and since then it's become the topic of conversation. Besides releasing his album he also closed a major deal with Def Jam this week, and he is now officially signed to the label.
The album, which is named after Dave's daughter, includes 15 tracks of raw lyrics, with features from Cam'ron, The Game, Beanie Sigel and more.
Stream the album below:
Earlier this week, he explained to The Breakfast Club that the deal is a joint venture. Although there were plenty of labels knocking at his door, he explains why he chose to settle with the label-home of artists such as Push T and Vince Staples.
“It wasn’t the average me just signing to a major, like I’m actually partners with them,” he says. “Mass Appeal is still the family. Nas is still going to be able to executive produce my album. So it’s a step forward for me. I was with Mass Appeal solely for almost two years. Nas really introduced the world to me, a lot of people to me. So that was ideal as far as me first coming in. I feel like it’s at a time now where I really need a machine, I’m not gonna say ‘need,’ but it helps. A machine really helps what I’m trying to do especially being from New York and not trying to stay in New York.”
It's safe to say that the 28-year-old rapper is having a great year. From making the XXL Freshman Class List to signing with Def Jam and now dropping one of the hottest albums of 2016, Dave East is definitely a force to be reckoned with. This album brings back true authentic sound and can definitely be appreciated by real hip-hop lovers.
Check out what some celebrities had to say about the album: