The D.R.A.M. is a hip hop performer, singer, songwriter, and actor from the United States. He rose to prominence following the publication of his track “Broccoli.” Known by a variety of stage names, including ‘Shelley,’ ‘D.R.A.M.a Jones,’ ‘D.R.A.M.a J,’ and ‘Big Baby,’ he eventually landed on D.R.A.M. D.R.A.M. has established himself as a successful hip hop musician after a string of singles. As of 2021, DRAM has a net worth of over $4 million.
|Real Name :||Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith|
|Age:||33 years old|
|Birth Date:||3 August 1988|
|Birth Place:||Munich, Germany|
|Profession:||Rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$4 million|
|Last Updated:||August 2021|
DRAM Early Life and Childhood (D.R.A.M)
D.R.A.M. was born on August 3, 1988 in Neustadt a der Weinstraße, Germany as Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith. Growing up, he was prone to traveling around because he was raised by a military mother, Gwen Jones. He was raised in Hampton, Virginia. The tranquil village wasn’t conducive to his artistic endeavors, and he spent a lot of time with his grandparents, who were regular churchgoers.
The choir singing introduced him to music at a young age, fostering his enthusiasm. He went to Spratley Middle School, where he first became acquainted with the rap and hip hop scenes. He eventually went on to attend Kentucky State University after graduating from Hampton High School in 2006. D.R.A.M. juggled a variety of odd jobs after graduating from high school to make ends meet. Artists like as Pharrell Williams and Missy Elliot have influenced him.
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DRAM Net Worth & Career (D.R.A.M)
D.R.A.M.’s musical career began with his debut concert at Hampton, Virginia’s Coliseum Mall. He and his friend Key performed some of their raps, and this was the start of all of his future musical endeavors. After finishing middle school, he joined a youth choir called ‘Soul Direction,’ which helped him discover his love of performance and music. From 2005 until 2009, he worked a variety of odd jobs, one of which was in a call center.
He began dabbling with music in 2008 and self-recorded several songs under the stage name D.R.A.M.A j. #1 Epic was released in 2015. His hit tune, “Cha Cha,” was featured in this masterpiece. He released his debut mixtape in October of the same year. After a year, D.R.A.M. released his single “Brocolli” in April 2016. The song was a great success and was well received all around the world. The song peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
D.R.A.M. has appeared on numerous talk shows in addition to rapping and hip hop. In October 2016, he appeared on the “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” He also appears with Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla Sign, Anthony Hamilton, and Raury on the song “Blessings.” In October 2016, D.R.A.M. released his highly awaited debut album, “Big Daddy D.R.A.M.”
The CD sparked widespread curiosity and was favorably received around the world. The album peaked at #19 in the United States, #12 in R&B, #10 in rap, and #55 in Canada. It sold around 500,000 copies in the United States and was certified gold by the RIAA. D.R.A.M. has also worked with the infamous British band Gorillaz on their hit “Andromeda.”
DRAM Net Worth (D.R.A.M)
Rapper D.R.A.M. has amassed a sizable fortune in his relatively new musical career. His current net worth is $4 million as of 2021, according to his chart-topping career.
Rapper D.R.A.M. has witnessed it all. From working in department stores to headlining tours all over the world, he has definitely made a name for himself. He is sometimes referred to be the Happiest Rapper Alive, as he continues his spectacular climb as a hip hop artist, shattering every musical boundary.