Kairi Chanel is the tenth mixtape by American hip hop recording artist Dave East.[1] It was released on September 30, 2016, by Mass Appeal Records.[2] The mixtape features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Sevyn Streeter, Fabolous, Cam'ron, Beanie Sigel, Jazzy Amra and The Game.[2] Kairi Chanel was named after East's daughter.[2]

Kairi Chanel
Mixtape by
ReleasedSeptember 30, 2016
Recorded2015 - 2016
GenreHip hop
LabelMass Appeal
  • Cardo
  • Mr. Authentic
  • Rich Icy
  • Money Montage
  • Buda & Grandz
  • Phonix Beats
  • Tha Jerm
  • Mark Henry
  • Cashflo
  • Triple A
Dave East chronology
Hate Me Now
Kairi Chanel
Paranoia: A True Story

Background and release edit

On September 16, 2016, Dave East announced the mixtape's release date, also sharing the track listing and the artwork.[3] On September 29, East appeared on Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, where he announced that he has signed a deal with Def Jam Recordings.[2] He released Kairi Chanel on the next day.[4] While talking about the mixtape in an interview with Billboard, East said;[5]

[Kairi Chanel] I feel is my best work to date. I named it after my daughter, because she’s the greatest and most defining moment of my life. Everything I’ve done up until now has led me to her, so I translated that into music.

Promotion edit

On September 16, 2016, a music video directed by Fred Focus was released for the track "Keisha".[6] On October 11, 2016, East released a music video for the track "Type of Time", which was directed by Fred Focus.[7] On January 11, 2017, the music video for "30 Niggaz" was released.[8] On January 30, 2017, East released the Joe Puma-directed music video for "It Was Written".[9]

Track listing edit

1."It Was Written (Intro)"Mr. Authentic4:12
2."Type of Time"Cardo5:56
  • Rich Icy
  • Money Montage
4."Can't Ignore" (featuring 2 Chainz)Cardo4:01
5."From the Heart" (featuring Sevyn Streeter)Buda & Grandz4:11
6."30 Niggaz"Buda & Grandz4:44
7."Keisha"Mr. Authentic4:23
8."Eyes On Me" (featuring Fabolous)Phonix Beats6:23
9."S.D.E." (featuring Cam'ron)Mr. Authentic3:40
10."Don Pablo"Tha Jerm2:22
11."The Only Thing"Mark Henry3:43
12."The Real Is Back" (featuring Beanie Sigel)Beanie Sigel4:24
13."Slow Down" (featuring Jazzy Amra)Cardo4:08
14."Don't Shoot"Triple A4:00
Apple Music and iTunes bonus track
15."Bad Boy on Death Row" (featuring The Game)
  • Buda & Grandz
  • Drumz & Rosez

Charts edit

Chart (2016) Peak
US Billboard 200[10] 38
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[11] 3

References edit

  1. ^ "Dave East's Twitter". October 3, 2016. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Stream Dave East's Debut Album "Kairi Chanel"". HotNewHipHop. September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  3. ^ "Dave East "Kairi Chanel" Album Artwork, Tracklist & Release Date". rapWAVE. September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "Kairi Chanel by Dave East". iTunes. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  5. ^ "Dave East Talks Upcoming Project 'Kairi Chanel', Hints at Potential Feature On Nas' Next Album". Billboard. September 23, 2016. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  6. ^ "Dave East Releases Music Video For New Song "Keisha"". OnSMASH. September 16, 2016. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Dave East - Type Of Time (Official Music Video)". rapWAVE. October 11, 2016. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  8. ^ "Dave East's "30 N***az" Visual Typifies NY Hip-Hop". Respect. January 11, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  9. ^ "Watch Dave East "It Was Written" Music Video". OnSMASH. January 30, 2017. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  10. ^ "Dave East Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  11. ^ "Dave East Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2016.