Field Trip: Dave East Revisits The B-Ball Courts That Helped Make Him A Man

WeMadeItNYC rides with Harlem’s Dave East back to the basketball courts on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan where he learned to ball with the best of them. Before the buzzing rapper was all about rockin’ the mic, he spent his days on the playground.

For Episode 2 of FIELD TRIP, Harlem young gunner DAVE EAST visits the basketball court where he honed his basketball skills. For those that don’t know, East played AAU and college ball with some of the best ballers in the world, including Kevin Durant. Eventually his hoop dreams were deferred but that gave birth to the present day monster you hear rapping on his acclaimed project, HATE ME NOW. Watch the video and learn why he transitioned from the court to the booth. — WeMadeItNYC

[Photos by Ian Reid]