New York rapper Dave East is making the saying “deeper than rap” a real-life motto. The hip-hop newcomer recently revealed taking a serious jab at getting into Hollywood.

According to East, he tried his hand at landing a spot in sci-fi mega franchise Star Wars.

“Honestly, the acting is fun, man. It’s something I always seen myself doing. Like, I can [re-enact] mad movies,” Dave East tells XXL. “So the fact that that’s even like being offered to me now like I got scripts in my email. I’m reading different scripts. I auditioned for Star Wars. It’s crazy. I would’ve never in a million years been trying to think I would’ve been reciting like, Luke Skywalker lines. It’s crazy, man! But they on it, you know what I’m saying? So I got back in the gym. I just want to be the best Dave I could be.” (XXL Mag)

Last week, Dave East made headlines after linking up with Portland Trailblazer Damian Lillard at an NBA 2K18 event.

#DamianLillard time at the #NBA2K18 event in NYC!

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Recently, New York rappers Vado and Fabolous saluted East’s new Paranoia album release.

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Last month, rap star Meek Mill flexed his support for both East and Ferg’s new albums.