The Year Of The EP… Or Is It An Album? Or Is It A “Project”?

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BoygeniusFor once, Vince Staples wasn’t sure what to say. Five days after dropping another incredible collection of songs, the Long Beach rapper and reigning Twitter MVP logged into his account and wrote, “I was about to tell y’all FM! not an album but I don’t even know what an album is anymore so … More »

Amber Mark – “Put You On” (Feat. DRAM)

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Amber Mark - "Put You On" (Feat. DRAM)Artist To Watch Amber Mark just released my favorite song by her so far. It’s called “Put You On,” and it features the always enjoyable rap-crooner DRAM. More »

At Least We Can Count On Childish Gambino For Great Videos

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Childish GambinoRemember the early stage of the Drake/Meek Mill beef? If not, let me refresh your memory. More »

Stream DRAM’s Surprise EP That’s A Girl’s Name

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DRAM-Thats-A-Girls-NameThe endlessly charming Virginian R&B howler DRAM hasn’t released an album since his proper 2016 debut Big Baby D.R.A.M., but he’s been staying busy regardless. He’s a constant feature in the rap-hook-singer roundtable, he released a truly endearing Christmas EP called #1HappyHoliday last year, and he more recently came out with a truly … More »

Chromeo and D.R.A.M. are a match made in funk heaven on ‘Must’ve Been’

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Chromeo‘s music is like fine wine. The longer Dave1 and P-Thugg carry the funk torch, the tastier their music seems to become, and by the sound of it, their upcoming Head Over Heels LP, might be the duo’s finest vintage yet. Joining forces with D.R.A.M. and renown Prince and D’angelo collaborator Jesse Johnson for “Must’ve Been,” Chromeo offer up their characteristically groovy sing along-primed funk along and a charming stroll down memory lane with the accompanying Dugan O’neal-directed music video.

D.R.A.M.’s fun-first writing style meshes with Chromeo’s aesthetic so perfectly he could be the third member of their band and their chemistry plays through brilliantly on “Must’ve Been.” It’s an instant bop headed for heavy radio play — expect this summer to be sountracked by the tune’s infectious bongo rhythm and plunky guitar licks. Best of all, Chromeo will be bringing their new live show on the road this summer leading up to Head Over Heels‘ June 15 release date.

Diplo – “Look Back” (Feat. DRAM)

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Late last year, Diplo teamed up with Danish pop star MØ for the single “Get It Right.” And at least according to Jimmy Fallon, that single will appear on a new Diplo EP called California. Today, Diplo has shared another track that might end up on California. On “Look Back,” he teams up … More »

Migos And The Overwhelming Content-Flood

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A week before the Migos released their new album Culture II, group member Offset was caught saying some fucked-up homophobic shit — “I do not vibe with queers” — on a guest verse from YFN Lucci’s “Boss Life.” On Instagram, Offset offered a galling and desperate non-apology apology. He wrote that he didn’t … More »

Gorillaz – Andromeda (DRAM Special)

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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.

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Stream DRAM’s Surprise #1HappyHoliday EP

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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 – “Ill Nana” (Feat. Trippie Redd) Video

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The raspy, euphoric Virginia singer DRAM has been awfully busy. Thus far in November, he’s already shared the Rick Rubin-produced “Check Ya Fabrics” and the Playboi Carti collab “Crumbs,” and he’s also shown up in an animated Sprite ad with LeBron James. We haven’t heard his Neil Young collab yet, … More »