David Brewster Jr. who is popularly known by his stage name Dave East is a popular American rapper and music artist.

He rose to fame in the year 2014 when his mixtape “Black Rose” gained a lot of attention, helping him go viral. It was that one single mixtape that helped him gain all the name and fame that he enjoys today. Not just music but he has also made a short appearance in a television drama series as well.

Early life

Dave East was born on June 03, 1988 in Harlem, New York. He belongs to a Dominican and Bajan descent and has been a very active kid during his childhood. Dave was very much interested in sports and loved playing Basketball during his school days. He was a very good player and was even expected to pursue the same as a career. While he definitely did well in the same, his real interest was in something else.

He liked writing rhymes from a very young age, and he would make do the same to keep him sane and away from all the problems and distress in his life. His entire family later moved to Maryland where Dave attended the school there are also played basketball for the team at Springbrook High School.

He later rolled in the University of Richmond and later transferred himself to the Towson University during when he started to gain a lot of attention from NBA officially. He was part of the Amateur Athletic Union back in his University days and played alongside Ty Lawson, Kevin Durant and Greivis Vasquez. He didn’t proceed with the same career and decided to focus more on making music.


Dave started his professional career in 2010 with releasing his very first mixtape, “Change of Plans.” The mixtape didn’t gain a lot of attention but wasn’t a flop either. It did okay in the market but wasn’t enough to gain him the recognition that he has today. He later released a few more mixtapes titled Insomnia, Don’t Sleep, No Regrets and American Greed. These didn’t do well, but Dave was set on making a name for him in the music industry and started to work harder than ever.

Surviving in a city like that of New York with a perishing career is surely a dreadful thing which is one of the major reasons why he started selling drugs to earn money to support his career in music. It was in 2013, and he even mentioned that he was not really proud of what he did, but survival instincts got the best of him. He later released another one of his mixtapes in 2013 and named it as Gemini.

It was later in 2014 that one of his favorite rappers Nas got into contact with his via his brother who he was friends with. Nas later signed him to his new “Mass Appeal Records, ” and Dave’s career kicked off from there. He later released his seventh mixtape in July 2014 named “Black Rose” that was what helped him get the fame and recognition.

Following that, he has also released his eighth mixtape titled Hate Me Now in the year 2015 which features a lot of popular artists in it including Jadakiss, Styles P, and Nas himself. Later in 2016, his song “Cut It” charted the Billboard twitter real time chart at #9 which was definitely a great milestone in his career.

He was also part of the Freshman Class for 2016 arranged by XXL Magazine. It was finally on September 29, 2016, that he signed his solo deal with Def Jam Recordings and went on to release his next mixtape just the following day after that which charted at #38 in Billboard charts.

Apart from music, he has also been part of the television series Being Mary Jane and has been part of the “It Ain’t Me” music video as well.

Personal Life

Although there is little to no information about Dave’s personal life, the one thing that the world knows about this popular rapper is that he is a proud father of a little girl named Kairi Chanel. She was born on March 09, 2016.

As of 2017, Dave East has an estimated net worth of $500,000.

Quick Summary

Full name: David Brewster Jr.

Date of Birth: June 03, 1998

Birthplace: Harlem, New York

Age: 29 years

Profession: Rapper, Actor

Height: 1.96 m

Weight: 85 kg

Net Worth: $500,000.