Dave East Sheds Light on Harlem's Inspirational Heartbeat and Its Relation to His Creativity

“Yeah, that’s Harlem for ya.”

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Harlem’s lyrical native Dave East is more than just an artist behind a microphone, and coming from one of New York’s most cultured areas in Harlem provides the Mass Appeal artist with a different type of edge to his career. Crediting his personal experiences to his creative process, you’ll find Dave East along Harlem’s popular 125th Street looking for essential pieces to add to his personal wardrobe, when he’s not in his natural studio setting, of course. Throughout the introspective video in collaboration with adidas Originals, Dave East showcases the essence of Harlem and how it influences more than just his music.

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