D.R.A.M’s debut album offers a unique sound

Alex Schumacher, Arts and Entertainment Writer

Shelly Marshaun Massenburg-Smith, better known as D.R.A.M., released his first full length album titled “Big Baby” in October.

D.R.A.M. featured in multiple other artist’s works including Chance the Rapper and Lil Yachty but had not released a full album of his own. His immensely popular single “Broccoli” was released in April 2016 made D.R.A.M a name that was immediately recognizable.

Bringing a fresh take on rap music, D.R.A.M delivers a unique sound through his style of vocal and synth effects. The opening track “Get it Myself” starts the album off on a great foot with its piercing synths and the introduction to D.R.A.M’s incredibly unique voice. Many of the other tracks on the record such as “Wifi” have a very intense R&B vibe observable through his choice of lyrics and rhythmic grooves.

The creativity and newness that “Big Baby” brings to the table bodes well for the future of D.R.A.M’s music considering how new D.R.A.M is to the industry. Fans, myself included, are excited to see the direction that D.R.A.M will go in in the future.