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Dave East has just released a long labor of work with his recent ‘Karma 3’ mixtape drop, where he was able to work with a few of his peers and inspirations on the project. Speaking with Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk of the L.A. Leakers, the New York rapper discussed being able to collaborate with the Queen of R&B/Soul Mary J. Blige who he has looked up to since her career began. Dave also chopped it up about linking with Trey Songz and Benny The Butcher for the album and details how he tends to stick to a variety of producers for his music and not just industry big names.
Dave also talked about the viral moment that happened when rapper J. Cole pulled up on him on Sunset, in Los Angeles, while he was filming his music video, and notes that rapper DMZ also popped up on set after stopping by a near liquor store. East goes on to talk about the impact the late Nipsey Hussle had on his life while he was here as well as the legacy that continues to mold his thinking today. Dave strongly believes that Nipsey Hussle will garner a posthumous 2Pac following and many will study his philosophies in collegiate learning.
Watch the full L.A. Leakers and Dave East interview below!