D.R.A.M.
2.1.2017

Watch D.R.A.M. Perform for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

D.R.A.M. took over NPR as the latest star to perform on the “Tiny Desk” concert series. The Virginia native delivered a medley of tracks from his catalogue with slight alterations for a groovy in-office show.

He started off the set with a performance of “Cash Machine,” making the dollar sounds on his own. “I recorded it back in June of 2015 when I got that first big check,” he said. “Soon as I saw that joint, it was instant inspiration.”

From there, Big Baby launched into “Cute.” “Ladies, I hope you enjoy it,” he said. “Definitely had y’all in mind for it.”

“Sweet VA Breeze” followed, with a reflective D.R.A.M. “I come from a place called Hampton, Virginia,” he said. “This song is really near and dear to me. It takes me back to the old days when things were a little more simpler.”

Veering away from his own album, last year’s Big Baby D.R.A.M., the rapper-singer performed “Special” from Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book.

“It feels good to be able to put a little motivational message out there in the world where there’s a lot of fucked up shit going on, if we’re going to be frank,” he said. “It’s just a little message, a little whisper in your ear, to get you through your day.”

Finally, D.R.A.M. closed things out with “Broccoli.” “Quiet as kept, we sold 4 million copies of this record,” he said. “It’s Grammy nominated. I’m very thankful to be going to the Grammys this year for that.”

Watch the full performance below.