Perfect
by Dave East (featuring Chris Brown)

Album: Paranoia: A True Story (2017)
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Songfacts®:

  • A slow song for the ladies, "Perfect" was released as the lead single from Dave East's debut EP Paranoia: A True Story.
  • The song is a tribute to all of the different women in East's life.

    "I always knew how to deal and talk with them," he told Genius. "I can't be how I be with the homies how I am with your mother so, I could have a sit down with your mother and she's going to love me. I'm from the streets, but your mother ain't gonna know all that… [It] was me just wanting to give a record to the females, but in my own way. I ain't really want to make no real super corny commercial something."
  • The song features Chris Brown on the hook. East told Billboard magazine how the collaboration came about:

    "The 'Perfect' collaboration was just overdue. Me and him had been kind of talking and we have a mutual friend that we're both super close with. I had my own session in the city. I was leaving out of my session at maybe 6 in the morning and my boy called me like, 'Yo. We're in the studio now. Pull up. Chris got some records for you. He wants you to hear some records.'

    He played me his whole album and he was working on that joint when I walked in. When I walked in the studio, he was working on 'Perfect.' So I heard it and was like, 'Yo. This is perfect.' It was the perfect record for me as far as what he's talking about, because I just dealt with a lot of women, I'm dealing with different women now, so I needed that record for the girls.

    I feel like a lot of my music is street-based and street-oriented and I ain't really have that record for the females. So I feel like it made sense on this one."

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