Rapper Dave East Talks Power, Love, Politics & New Album ‘Survival’ With Melber And Trump Co-Author

Rapper Dave East Talks Power, Love, Politics & New Album 'Survival' With Melber And Trump Co-Author 1


In a rarity for TV news, Harlem rapper Dave East debuts his new 2019 album “Survival” on the news program “The Beat with Ari Melber,” and opens up about family, his approach to music, why some people prize power over love, and his thoughts on current political divisions in America. East appears alongside Tony Schwartz, who co-author Donald Trump’s “Art of the Deal” before becoming a Trump critic, and the two discuss their life philosophies in the segment, with Schwartz discussing the limits of “certainty” in people’s belief systems and how power corrupts. East’s new album features collaborations with Nas, Rick Ross, Fabolous and his daughter, which Melber mentions, and East also shouts out his parents while discussing the importance of family. Aired on 11/8/19.
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Rapper Dave East Talks Power, Love Politics & New Album 'Survival' With Melber And Trump Co-Author

17 Comments on "Rapper Dave East Talks Power, Love, Politics & New Album ‘Survival’ With Melber And Trump Co-Author"

  1. That. Was. Amazing. Thank you Ari!

  2. Dope interview. 2 sides of the same coin, in terms of their subject matter here. Dave is highly slept on, for whatever reason, but I’m hopeful he’ll eventually get his just due.

  3. Anand Shekharan | November 9, 2019 at 5:12 AM | Reply

    Abraham Lincoln’s quote comes to mind:
    Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

  4. This a good look Dave.. RIP NIP

  5. This rapper sneezes. Habitually it is allergy or cocaine. Which one??? Trump do the same.

  6. Why keep this cap on his head… see the eyes of the people you speak with, it is to have respect with the others. A game, mode.

  7. wendy woodward | November 9, 2019 at 5:33 PM | Reply

    I love these guys Ari ….you bring the best to us and I thank you.!

  8. It’s sooo refreshing to see a MSM celeb, using their power to introduce people from different walks of life to each other.

  9. Thank you Ari. Again.

  10. Love this segment! Great job Ari…we need more of this. Thanks for creating this unique and successful idea to include musicians and great thinkers…now…ask John Batiste and maybe sprinkle in some jazz musicians!

  11. East

  12. Nice.

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