Today Dave East dropped his New EP Paranoia: A True Story off Def Jam.
While we wait for his debut album, the Harlem spitter gives us our first taste of whats to come since signing his first major record deal.
Dave recently sat with Billboard and described this project as a “appetizer” for his forthcoming studio album. Read an excerpt form the interview below.
“There were a lot of stories that I didn’t really touch on, like super-detailed and specific moments that I haven’t really spoke about on records. That’s more than anything that and I still want to run around a little more,” he explained. “[…] There’s a lot of things that I still want to do before I say, ‘Alright. Here’s my album.’ I want [Paranoia] to be everywhere. I feel like right now I’m moving at a good pace, but they need Paranoia first. It’s not album time. Mentally, I’m there. Musically, I’m there, but just as far as where I’m right now, I don’t think it’s album time yet. A lot of people tell me it is, but I rather give them this, see what this do and come right back.”
Paranoia is a 14-track EP that includes features by Nas (“They Hated”), Wiz Khalifa (“Phone Jumping”), French Montana (“Maneuver”), and Jeezy (“Paranoia”). You can listen to Paranoia now on Apple Music or download it on iTunes. You can also stream it below via Spotify.