D.R.A.M.’s debut album, Big Baby D.R.A.M., is dropping Friday, so this week and beyond he’ll be hitting radio stations and talk shows for promotion, which is great because he’s got a massive personality that translates from the studio to in person.
Throughout the 25-minute interview, the trio talked to the Hampton, VA, native about starting his rap career in a mall, working with Erykah Badu for his debut album, his dog (it’s the golden doodle on the album cover) and more.
He also talked about “Cha Cha,” the success of it and how he felt when Drake pretty much took the beat for “Hotline Bling.” “I took that shit on the chin, and look where we at. We one year later with the No. 1 mothafuckin’ [rap] record,” he said, noting how the success of the song, no matter how much it was stunted by Drake, helped get him onto a platform that he used to jump to where he is now with “Broccoli.”
Watch the full interview below, and pre-order Big Baby D.R.A.M. on iTunes.
UPDATE: On top of his sitdown with The Breakfast Club, D.R.A.M. also shared a video for “Money Machine.” Check it out below.