[Review] D.R.A.M. “Big Baby D.R.A.M.”

D.R.A.M. is an artist with great positive energy and a very unique career introduction. He cranked out 2 hits back to back, the 2nd hit was bigger than the first and yet the anticipation was a little skeptical or “underwhelming”. That’s unfortunate, because D.R.A.M. dropped a real groovy and soulful gem that, unfortunately, too many people are sleeping on. To be very cliche, but honest, D.R.A.M. made a very musical and sonically solid album. Drake might have chomped on and overshadowed “Cha Cha” with Hotline Bling, and you may not like Broccoli as a food or a song, but if you haven’t listened to Big Baby D.R.A.M. then you have deprived yourself of listening to an artist truly making real a** music that the closed minded delegation is telling you doesn’t exist

Album Highlights

In A Minute

Monticello Ave

WiFi feat Erykah Badu

Outta Sight

Change My #

100%

Cash Machine sounds like Phonte as Percy Miracles, but it’s dope! With no google, I really believe they sampled the Good Times theme. Broccoli with Lil Yachty was one of the Top 5 biggest songs of 2016, no need to sell you on that track.

If you were expecting a “Mumble Rap Album” you played yourself. If you don’t want to listen to D.R.A.M. because he collaborated with Lil Yachty and made a hit, you super played yourself. D.R.A.M. is one of the few active artists today who is actually good at both singing and rapping. He’s got some skating, cookout, and family reunion music on this album. You probably need to play the clean versions, but they’re on here.

VA over time has given us Teddy Riley, The Neptunes, Missy, Timbaland, Magoo, Devante Swing, Mr. Dalvin, The Clipse, Chris Brown and Trey Songz. At the end of the day, we shouldn’t have doubted D.R.A.M. would put out a dope album. That’s just what artists from Virginia do, especially for their debut. There is so much more to D.R.A.M. than “Cha Cha” and “Broccoli”. This album confirms that. Rick Rubin jumped on the Big Baby train for a reason and I totally understand why.

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