Virginia-based emcee Mass gets a guest contribution from longtime associate D.R.A.M. for his latest single, “Only Gang.” The D.R.A.M. and Rogét Chahayed-produced cut will be featured on Mass’s self-titled mixtape, which is set to release on January 18th. Stream “Only Gang” below.
There’s this saying within the in the southern Hip-Hop scene “you ain’t shit if you ain’t never been screwed up” which basically translate to if you’re not poppin’ then your music won’t get that special chopped and screwed flavor. Originating from Houston, TX the chopped sound has made its way to the universal airwaves and . . .
After building up momentum by working with Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment on Surf, Chance the Rapper on Coloring Book, and dropping his hit single, “Broccoli” with Lil Yachty, D.R.A.M., whose name stands for for “Does Real Ass Music,” is ready to make a name for himself. Hailing from Hampton, Virginia, which is part of . . .
With his debut album, Big Baby D.R.A.M., set to release tonight, D.R.A.M. releases a sensual new track called “WiFi” that finds him trading lines with the legendary Erykah Badu. This song was released via Beats 1 Radio. It looks like the Virginia budding superstar is going to have a great release. Stream “WiFi” below and . . .
Virginia’s favorite happy savage, the melodically inclined D.R.A.M., is back with yet another infectious groove for the people, “Cash Machine.” A classic piano loop courtesy of producer Ricky Reed sets the tone for D.R.A.M.’s falsetto to take center stage as he makes it clear that he has no regrets about how he’s leveled up on the . . .
San Diego’s very own Rob $tone pulls in three unique up and comers for his “Chill Bill” remix. Virginia crooner D.R.A.M., Florida native Denzel Curry, and Boston standout Cousin Stizz each contribute their respective skillsets and personalities to the new version. Rob starts the song before passing the mic around the table. Stream the “Chill Bill” remix . . .
D.R.A.M. might have another smash on his hands with “Cute.” The unorthodox Virginia singer teamed up with Charlie Heat this time around, using his falsetto to create a simple but memorable chorus over club-ready production. You may remember Charlie as the producer who helped turn “Facts” around on The Life Of Pablo. This time around he . . .
D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty keep things as light hearted as we’d expect in the video for their summertime smash, “Broccoli.” The two split time performing on a piano in the middle of a river, kicking it on the back of a truck rolling down the highway, and catching twerk at a house party. Watch the . . .
For the second time in two days, United Kingdom producer extraordinaire SBTRKT delivers a guest feature-focused release for the people. “I Feel Your Pain” is a collaborative effort between SBTRKT, Virginia up and comer D.R.A.M., and Stockholm’s very own Mabel. Stream “I Feel Your Pain” below.
D.R.A.M. has been busy at SXSW, but today he brings things back full circle to his Gahdamn! project with a hazy new video for “Signals (Throw It Around).” The first half of the video finds D.R.A.M. living life as the center of attention, surrounded by beautiful (and situationally possessive) women. In the second half of . . .
The Bay Area influence can be felt all throughout E-40‘s “Slappin.” E grabs up-and-comers Nef The Pharoah and D.R.A.M. for the infectious, party-ready single. The bass knocks, the lyrics are decidedly aggressive and over the top, and D.R.A.M.’s chorus is savage enough to fuel your next journey into vice city. Stream “Slappin” below.
“Don’t Let D.R.A.M. Find The Instrumental.” Such is the official title of the Virginia Beach native’s latest, which finds him adding soulful vocals to the instrumental for Bryson Tiller‘s smash single, “Don’t.” D.R.A.M. gets explicit once more, making it clear about just what he wants to do. Stream “Don’t Let D.R.A.M. Find The Instrumental” below.
D.R.A.M. made waves with his solo appearance on “Caretaker,” which many considered a highlight of Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiments‘s Surf album. D.R.A.M. followed that back up with a longer version of “Caretaker,” featuring a guest appearance from SZA. Today, that song is brought to life once more via an intimate video featuring live . . .
It’s not easy to get in the game with “2$,” but D.R.A.M. and Mass walk us through their past struggles, when that was far from a rare occurrence. The Virginia rappers trade bars over ominous production. The Nathan R. Smith-directed video actually follows the journey of two dollar bills as they travel from a dice . . .
D.R.A.M. steps out again, this time adding a strong guest verse to Major Lazer’s energetic single, “Powerful.” The Virginia native focuses on the undeniable chemistry that comes with a true connection. Major Lazer’s Peace Is The Mission album, which released in June, is available via iTunes. Stream D.R.A.M.’s “Powerful” remix below, and download via Toneden.