Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith has had arguably one of the largest breakout years of any artist in 2017. Known by his stage name DRAM, the American R&B and hip hop virtuoso has humble beginnings in Hampton, Virginia and has since garnered more than 400 million streams for his track “Broccoli,” which features another breakout rapper by the name of Lil Yachty.
DRAM originally appeared on Gorillaz fifth studio album, Humanz, on songs “We Got The Power” and “Andromeda.” Now, the 29-year-old rapper puts his own carbonated twist on the original track.
Crack open DRAM’s special and out fizzes bubbly synths and DRAM’s characteristically infectious pop vocals, invigorating the listeners palette and leaving a saccharine aftertaste.
“Even when my tank’s on E I’ll still go to the party” sings DRAM, the track ultimately fading into party crowd chatter and a tsunami of mercurial synthesizers.
The infectiously warm DRAM has been releasing new songs all month long and he’s capping off a productive November with a surprise holiday EP called #1HappyHoliday. It features three delightfully mellow seasonal tracks: “Silver Bells” (which features his mom, lovingly referred to as BigBabyMom), “The Christmas Song,” and “#1HappyHoliday.” Listen below. [videoembed size=”full_width” alignment=”center”][/videoembed] … More »
DRAM, née D.R.A.M., has followed up his recent Rick Rubin-produced song “Check Ya Fabrics” with another new single. “Crumbs” is a floaty, kind of formless track that features Playboi Carti, and it comes with a little visualizer featuring DRAM and Carti as Peanuts characters. Listen below. More »
DRAM, who recently dropped the periods from his name in semi-comedic fashion, is back today with a new song produced by none other than Rick Rubin. “Check Ya Fabrics” is a loose, floaty, psychedelic R&B track with pitched-up vocals, like Kendrick Lamar spouting manipulated vocals over an outtake from Electric Ladyland but, like, … More »
Gorillaz headlined day two of The Meadows festival in New York City and hosted a parade of guests throughout their set including Mos Def/Yasiin Bey for “Stylo” off Plastic Beach and De La Soul for the classic “Feel Good Inc.” Two guests came out during songs off this year’s Humanz: Pusha T for “More »
Calvin Harris’ summer album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 has arrived and it features just about everyone popular in the music industry today. For the album’s second track, Calvin Harris teamed up with ScHoolboy Q, PartyNextDoor & D.R.A.M. on the song titled “Cash Out.” For “Cash Out,” ScHoolboy Q handles the majority of the vocals
Though he’s shared the list of collaborators and featured artists for his upcoming album, Calvin Harris has kept the official track list for Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 close to the vest. Now, as the album’s June 30 release date inches closer, Calvin has finally disclosed what his fans are in for when the album drops, sharing the full track list to his star-studded new LP.
Mere days before the album’s release, the producer finally released the album’s ten track selection. The album includes collaborations with Ariana Grande, John Legend, Katy Perry, and many more. Hip-hop is well represented too, with Travis Scott, Lil Yachty, and D.R.A.M. featured on the album’s booming list of credits. Singles “Slide,” “Rollin” and “Feels” have already been released, teasing one of the most hotly-anticipated records of the summer and in just a few days, we’ll be hearing Funk Wavin its full glory. See the track list below:
After it was announced that Calvin Harris would be featured on DJ Khaled’s new album Grateful, Calvin Harris has uploaded a new video teasing never before heard snippets from his new album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. Even though Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 is slated for a release date on June 30th, Calvin Harris