With his debut album Big Baby D.R.A.M. dropping tomorrow, and his Lil Yachty assisted single “Broccoli” having climbed to number 6 on the Billboard charts recently, the future looks very bright for the young Virginian.
We asked D.R.A.M. a few questions about his life and his music, so scroll down after treating your ears to his selections and check out the interview.
MERRY JANE: What is your most memorable smoking experience?
D.R.A.M.: My most memorable experience just happened last week. I’m in Salt Lake City Utah with a good friend who is a big fan of dabs. I’m not too fond of dabs, but not going to turn it down if it’s offered to me. I go to the show, do my thing, get off stage and now I want to get high. Our friend put a lot of dabs on the fucking stick. It was too much. I was trying to be too OD. I took in the whole dab. Halfway through me taking it in, he says “oh yeah that’s a big boy dab right there.” As soon as it was done, I was coughing for 20 minutes straight. Thought I was gonna die. Tears rolling down my face. DONE!
If you were a boxer, what song would you come out to?
“Love Me In a Special Way” by El Debarge
If you were going to go out guns blazing, what song would you choose to do it to?
“Weird Science” by Oingo Boingo
Who is your guilty pleasure artist?
Little League Larry
What song most reminds you of your childhood?
“Flava in Ya Ear” by Craig Mack
Which song that you've released means the most to you?
“Caretaker.” The version that’s on Donny Trumpet and the Social Experiment’s Surf album. It was literally recorded the day after I saw my ex at a show. She knew all my words and we hadn’t dealt with each other in over a year. It was inspiration. The fact that people take to it and still take to it is really important to me. It matters to me.
Who is your favorite artist from Virginia ever?
Who was your favorite artist to work with? What is your dream collaboration?
Favorite collab - George Clinton, dream collab - Stevie Wonder.
You were born in Germany, what memories do you have of being over there?
Absolutely no memories. My family came back to the states before I was the age of 1.
What's in your near future? Any projects you are currently working on?
Big Baby D.R.A.M. will be released on October 21st by yours truly! And more touring. Coming to a city near you! Come be a part of the GAH DAMN and spread love.