Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith (born 3 August 1988), better known as his stage name D.R.A.M. (an acronym for Does. Real. Ass. Music.), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter was born in Germany and raised in Hampton, Virginia. He is signed to Atlantic Records and Empire Distribution. He first released his debut single “Cha Cha”, with later releasing his breakout single, “Broccoli”, featuring Lil Yachty, which has so far peaked at number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In October 2016, he released his debut studio album, Big Baby D.R.A.M. In March 2015, he released his debut EP, #1Epic through Atlantic Records and Empire Distribution.
The EP included the single “Cha Cha”, which peaked at number 1 on the Bubbling Under Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, and even had Drake coy this song and make the famous Hotline Bling. In October 2015, his debut mixtape, Gahdamn! was released. In April 2016, D.R.A.M. released his hit single “Broccoli” featuring rapper Lil Yachty. The song gained international success and peaked at number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming his first top 5 song in the country. 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. His debut studio album, Big Baby D.R.A.M., was released on 21 October 2016. The album reviewed many positive reviews.
“Big Baby D.R.A.M.” (Released: 21 October 2016).
“#1Epic” (Released: 3 March 2015 Label: Atlantic, Empire), “Google Play: Live at the Milk Jam Room” (Released: 15 July 2016 Label: Atlantic, Empire).
“Gahdamn!” (Released: 23 October 2015 Label: Atlantic, Empire).
As lead artist
“Cash Machine” (2016 Album Big Baby D.R.A.M.) “Cute” (2016 Album Big Baby D.R.A.M.) “Broccoli” (featuring Lil Yachty) (2016 Album Big Baby D.R.A.M. certifications: RIAA: 2× Platinum), “Cha Cha” (2015 Album #1Epic).
As featured artist
“1999” (Max Fullard) (2016 Album Nights of the Fourth), “Smokin’ What I’m Smokin’ On” (MOD SUN and Rich the Kid) (Non-album single), “Slappin” (E-40 featuring Nef the Pharaoh) (2016 Album The D-Boy Diary (Deluxe Edition), “For the Love Of” (DP Beats) (2015 Non-album single).
“Chill Bill (Remix)” Rob Stone, Denzel Curry, Cousin Stizz (2016 Album I’m Almost Ready), “D.R.A.M. Sings Special” Chance the Rapper, Elle Varner (2016 Album Coloring Book), “the function” Remy Banks, World’s Fair (2015 Album Higher.), “Caretaker” Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment (2015 Album Surf).