DRAM – Best Hugs
DRAM organized his own recital at The Mint in Los Angeles, before an intimate gathering of his friends. The Virginia-born rapper plucked music from his influential EP during his performance. The Gahdamn! EP presented the world with “Cha Cha” and countless ways of invoking a new subgenre of music, a few steps removed from samba or modern swing.
Not only that, but DRAM presented his musical idea in a non-threatening package, made possible by his cozy charm, and an adherence to social codes, but not every single one, here is the intro song “Best Hugs.” Sounding like something out of the 80’s with its synths and keys, DRAM delivers a warm, Summertime record that finds him stealing your girl and addressing her giving the best hugs, just as the title depicts.