David Brewster, Jr., also known by his stage name Dave East, is an American rapper. He came to attention in 2014 with his mixtape ‘Black Rose’. East was born in Harlem, New York, and developed an early interest in music. He studied at Springbook High School and later at the University of Richmond. He began his musical career in 2010 with the mixtape ‘Change of Plans’. He continued to release mixtapes, such as ‘Insomnia’ and ‘No Regrets’.