D.R.A.M – Portrait of an artist who Does.Real. Ass.Music.
Name: D.R.A.M – Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith
Place of birth: born in Germany and raised in Hampton, Virginia.
- His debut single was “Cha Cha”, followed by his breakout single “Broccoli”, featuring Lil Yachty, which peaked at number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
- In October 2016, he appeared on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing “Blessings (Reprise)” with Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla Sign, Anthony Hamilton and Raury.
- D.R.AM. was featured on the single “Andromeda” from virtual band Gorillaz’ album Humanz.
- His birth name is Shelley Massenburg-Smith. His mother was in the military.
- He has cited George Clinton as a major influence.
- D.R.A.M.’s music career began in the now-defunct Coliseum Mall in Hampton, Virginia.
- Stage name: D.R.A.M. (an acronym for Does. Real. Ass. Music.)
- He is signed to Atlantic Records and Empire Distribution.
- D.R.A.M. uses here Broccoli as a slang term for marijuana.