Dave East Shows Off His Insane Jewelry Collection

Rapper Dave East sees his jewelry as trophies for his hard work. And the man has a lot of trophies. From his $70K Rolex watch to his $300K chain, Dave shows off all of his insane jewelry. Album link: https://daveeast.lnk.to/Survival Tour tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/dave-east-tickets/artist/1819387

Released on 11/14/2019

Credits

Starring: Dave East

Transcript

00:00
It's like, to me they trophies, you know what I mean?
00:02
Like from just hard work and little gifts to yourself
00:06
for the work you done put in, you know what I mean?
00:07
So that's how I look at jewelry, like little trophies.
00:10
[ambient hip-hop music]
00:11
Yo, yo, you already know, it's your boy Dave East
00:13
and you are watching On The Rocks.
00:16
[Hip-Hop music]
00:20
This is a rollie.
00:21
Two-tone joint, big face, you know what I mean?
00:25
Sky-Dweller.
00:26
How much this rollie?
00:27
[Interviewer] 65.
00:29
65?
00:31
The Patek.
00:32
Patek, Padek, however you say it, Philippe.
00:36
This was the first one I went and got
00:38
once I got my rap money, you know what I'm saying?
00:40
So this one is near and dear to me.
00:43
That joint 100.
00:44
I actually got the Patek from Rafaello in New York City.
00:48
And this is from my guy Mazza, Mazza New York.
00:52
[thumping hip-hop music]
00:54
[Interviewer] And what are the other watches you have?
00:55
Oh, I got a plain jane gold joint, grown man joint, Rolex,
01:00
but dad's on me for it.
01:02
I think my dad trying to take it right now,
01:03
so I gotta figure that one out, he on my body.
01:06
[Interviewer] How much jewelry have you gotten
01:08
for other people?
01:09
Nice amount.
01:09
I got my daughter gold tennis set earrings,
01:12
I got my moms a rollie.
01:14
When I first signed my deal, Nas gave me a Sky-Dweller.
01:17
I rocked that for maybe, like, two years
01:19
and then my dad got that.
01:21
Like he's like a watch...
01:22
He's more into watches than me.
01:23
Like I got into watches once I got...
01:26
You know what I mean?
01:27
My dad always had on a nice watch, all my life,
01:29
so it was kind of my gift to him.
01:32
Yeah, I done got jewelry for a few people.
01:33
A few people want me to get 'em jewelry,
01:36
I ain't got it yet, but a few people I done got jewelry for.
01:41
The tennis joint and the Cuban,
01:43
this one is 300, the big one,
01:46
and look, the smaller one is a buck 20.
01:48
First chain I got was gold Cuban link.
01:50
Just this gold Cuban link and I lost it,
01:53
in L.A, in the hotel.
01:55
I thought about it once I got to the airport,
01:56
I was like oh my God!
01:58
[thrumming hip-hop music]
02:00
These my sweat bearers.
02:02
[chuckles heartily]
02:03
This one got my daughter initials in it, KCB.
02:06
This has got the gold background,
02:07
this one is more two-tone.
02:10
This one match the watch, it's just like the same.
02:14
I got this ring when I got my watch,
02:16
so this ring is near and dear to me.
02:18
And I done lost it mad times and it came back to me,
02:22
through the graces of the universe, so I like this ring.
02:25
[Interviewer] Do you have any jewelry
02:25
that's a good luck charm?
02:27
I don't believe in luck, so nah.
02:31
[chuckles heartily]
02:32
I feel like if it's a good luck charm,
02:34
as soon as I feel like it is a good luck charm,
02:36
Imma lose it.
02:38
[Interviewer] Growing up,
02:40
who were your jewelry wearing idols in hip-hop?
02:43
I loved Biggie.
02:45
That Jesus piece with the Cuban.
02:47
But I feel like a bunch of them did that in the '90s.
02:50
Like Mase had that chain, Pun,
02:52
Nas of course, that QB piece was always insane to me.
02:55
Raekwon, Ghost and Rae, you know what I mean?
02:58
They had ill jewelry.
02:59
Ghost is definitely top five, all-time, jewelry.
03:03
Ghost got crazy jewelry, his jewelry is insane.
03:05
All the pieces with the bird and all that.
03:08
[Interviewer] What was it like
03:09
to portray the iconic Method Man?
03:11
To me it was one of the dopest moments,
03:14
just 'cause I always looked up to Meth,
03:15
you know what I mean?
03:16
I always was a fan of his music, so when I got the call,
03:20
and then when I did the audition,
03:21
I got the role, it was kind of surreal for me
03:23
'cause I idolized this dude, damn near, growing up.
03:26
It was a challenge but it was also something
03:28
that I wanted to kill it, you know what I mean?
03:30
Just to be able to portray somebody
03:31
that's been that dope and that influential
03:34
to our culture for so long.
03:35
Preparation, I got with Meth.
03:39
I actually went to Staten Island, chopped it up with him,
03:41
vibed with him, went over the script with him.
03:43
And YouTube!
03:44
YouTube was like, the best!
03:46
I was able to go watch all of they old performances,
03:49
see how his mannerisms and his cadence and all of that.
03:52
It helped a lot with just the me playing his role,
03:54
you know what I mean?
03:55
[electronic flute music]
03:57
This another Cuban.
03:58
That matches my bracelet with my daughter initials.
04:01
This is a First Avenue piece that Avianne made for me.
04:05
This the block my grandmother had our family on,
04:08
you know what I mean?
04:09
We was over there in Harlem.
04:10
This is kind of like in memory of her
04:12
and just my neighborhood, First Ave.
04:15
This right here is a custom piece, my label, From The Dirt.
04:19
So I flipped the NFL logo, you know what I mean,
04:21
and put the FTD.
04:23
My guy Mazza did that for me.
04:25
Two-tone, match the bracelet and the watch.
04:28
This a lion head.
04:29
You know, I feel like I've been in jungle so long, you know?
04:34
This whole joint right here was like 30.
04:38
This Cuban was 40.
04:40
Oh, I forgot this piece, this says Up NYC.
04:42
My man Slow actually gave this to me.
04:44
Fat Joe has a store, Uptown New York, called Up NYC,
04:49
and this they logo.
04:50
And I've been a big supporter of his store since he opened
04:52
so that was like a gift from them.
04:55
[Interviewer] Are there ideas
04:56
for upcoming pieces that you want to get?
04:58
Yeah, I wanna do a bunch of these.
05:00
This my label, so I wanna do different sizes, do rings.
05:04
This might be the ones I could gift people,
05:07
you know what I mean?
05:08
I feel like, it be a lot of times
05:09
just like relationships people have.
05:12
I'm still waiting on Fab to give me my family piece,
05:14
like you know what I'm saying?
05:15
Certain people that just have they own logo
05:17
or they own thing and you're cool with them.
05:20
Maybe you want to support it, you know what I mean?
05:21
[Interviewer] What can you tell us about your new album?
05:24
Survival, it's a documentary to my life, intro to outro.
05:28
Speaking on things I never really spoke on before.
05:31
You know what I mean?
05:32
If I could really put my life up until this point
05:33
in words, that's Survival.
05:35
[warbles flourish]