Survival (Dave East album)

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Survival
Dave East - Survival.png
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 8, 2019
Length78:07
Label
Producer
Dave East chronology
Beloved
(2018)
Survival
(2019)
Singles from Survival
  1. "Alone"
    Released: October 4, 2019

Survival is the debut studio album by American rapper Dave East. It was released on November 8, 2019, by Def Jam Recordings, Mass Appeal Records, and From the Dirt. The album features guest appearances from Teyana Taylor, Rick Ross, Nas, The-Dream, Fabolous, Gunna, Jacquees, Lil Baby, and Ty Dolla Sign, among others.[2] It was supported by one single: "Alone" featuring Jacquees.

Background[edit]

In anticipation of the album, Dave East released a 5-part eponymous titled documentary showing the recording process of the album.

On November 27, 2018, Dave East announced his debut album's title and projected release date, however, it was ultimately delayed.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[4]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."They Wanna Kill You" (featuring DJ Premier)Swizz Beatz2:34
2."Penthouse" (featuring J. Black)
Mike & Keys3:39
3."Godfather 4" (featuring Nas)DJ Green Lantern4:11
4."Need a Sign" (featuring Teyana Taylor)
6:23
5."On My Way 2 School"
  • Brewster, Jr.
  • Francis Ubiera
  • Daniel Garcia
  • Loran Noel
  • Cooper McGill
  • Efrain Rodriguez
  • Jariuce Banks
  • Buda & Grandz
  • Coop the Truth
  • Wisponer
  • Alist Fame[a]
  • Justin Zim[b]
3:33
6."Seventeen"
  • Brewster, Jr.
  • Timothy Mosley
  • Michael Kuzoian
  • Tim Friedrich
  • Justin Mosley
  • Jordan Mosley
3:06
7."Mama I Made It"
  • AraabMuzik
  • BoogzDaBeast[a]
4:37
8."OG" (featuring Rick Ross and The-Dream)
  • Cashmoney AP
  • iLL Wayno
  • BoogzDaBeast[a]
3:41
9."What's Going On" (featuring Fabolous)
  • Brewster, Jr.
  • Kuzoian
  • Ubiera
  • Garcia
  • John Jackson
  • Rahni Harris, Jr.
  • Mike Kuz
  • Buda & Grandz
3:07
10."Baby"
  • BoogzDaBeast
  • Mike Kuz
  • Ash[b]
3:17
11."Alone" (featuring Jacquees)
  • Major Seven
  • King BNJMN
  • Graham
  • BoogzDaBeast[a]
4:20
12."Everyday" (featuring Gunna)
  • Street Symphony
  • D.O. Speaks[b]
  • Mike Kuz[b]
  • S. Dot[b]
  • Buda da Future[b]
3:21
13."Devil Eyes" (featuring Mozzy and E-40)
  • The Mekanix
  • Mike Kuz
5:21
14."Night Shift" (featuring Lil Baby)
3:42
15."Wanna Be a G" (featuring Max B)
Beat Butcha4:17
16."Me & Mines"
  • Brewster, Jr.
  • Tivon Key
V Don4:05
17."Daddy Knows" (featuring Ash Leone)
  • Nascent
  • S. Dot[b]
  • BoogzDaBeast[b]
3:21
18."What You Mad At"
  • Brewster, Jr.
  • Ubiera
  • Garcia
  • Darius Woodley
  • Kuzoian
  • Thomas
  • Middleton
  • Max Schrager
  • Deric Angelettie
4:55
19."On Sight" (featuring Ty Dolla Sign (bonus)
AraabMuzik2:42
20."The Marathon Continues" (Nipsey tribute)
  • Brewster, Jr.
  • Orellana
  • Marcus Rucker
  • AraabMuzik
  • Motif Alumni[a]
3:45
Total length:78:07

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies an additional producer
  • "They Wanna Kill You" features additional vocals by Mike Kuz, Cousin Chet, Hood, and Melvin Brown
  • "Penthouse" features additional vocals by Nipsey Hussle
  • "Godfather 4" features background vocals by The Soul Rebels
  • "Need a Sign" features additional vocals by Dave East's dad David Brewster, Sr., and Cousin Chet, and background vocals by Desiigner
  • "On My Way 2 School" features additional vocals by Jariuce Banks, Faye, and AJ and background vocals by Desiigner
  • "Mama I Made It" features additional vocals by Faye
  • "What's Goin On" features background vocals by Kali Pop, and additional vocals by Cousin Chet
  • "Baby" features additional vocals by Marjorie Aristilde
  • "What You Mad At" features additional vocals by Madd Rapper
  • "Devil Eyes" features additional vocals by King Drew and Melvin Brown
  • "Wanna Be A G" features background vocals by Bibi Bourelly
  • "Daddy Knows" features additional vocals by Dave East's daughter Kairi Brewster
  • "Everyday", and "Wanna Be a G" were originally from Dave East's Survival Pacc EP.

Sample credits

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[4]

Musicians

  • Maki Athanasiou – electric guitar (tracks 3, 4, 5)
  • Keyon Harrold – trumpet (track 3)
  • Shaun Thomas – keyboards (tracks 4, 5, 12), guitar (tracks 4, 5), bass guitar, organ, strings (track 4)
  • Abraham Orellana – arranger, orchestrator (track 4)
  • Timbaland – drums (track 6)
  • Luca Starz – keyboards (track 6)
  • Tim Friedrich – flute (track 6)
  • Jordan Mosley – flute (track 6)
  • Justin Mosley – flute (track 6)
  • Dwayne Shippy – keyboard (track 8)

Technical

  • Michael Kuzoian – recording (all tracks), mixing (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6–14, 16–20)
  • Garnett Flynn – recording (track 2)
  • Dwayne "iLL Wayno" Shippy – recording (track 3)
  • Mike Snell – recording (track 4)
  • Todd Hurtt – recording (track 15)
  • Najee "Sonny" Lane – recording (track 17)
  • Mark "Exit" Goodchild – mixing (track 3)
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering (tracks 3, 11, 16)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[5] 50
US Billboard 200[6] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Espinoza, Joshua (October 5, 2019). "Dave East Shares Release Date for Debut Album 'Survival'". Complex. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Dave East Reveals 'Survival' Tracklisting". Rap-Up. October 4, 2019. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Eustice, Kyle (November 28, 2018). "Dave East Reveals Title Of Forthcoming Album". HipHopDX. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Survival / Dave East". Tidal. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "Dave East Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  6. ^ "Dave East Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 19, 2019.