After hitting the top of the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart with the Lil Yachty-assisted hit “Broccoli,” D.R.A.M. continues to reel in blessings. The Virginia rapper/singer/producer unveiled the adorable cover art for his forthcoming Atlantic Records debut Big Baby D.R.A.M., which features him hugging his dog, Idnit.
The golden doodle also accompanied the “Cha Cha” hitmaker to his 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards performance on Tuesday night (Oct. 4), where D.R.A.M. and Yachty performed “Broccoli.” Atlanta rapper Dae Dae also joined the pair for a live rendition of his “Wat U Mean (Aye, Aye, Aye).”
The Hip-Hop Awards marked D.R.A.M.’s second nationally televised gig this week, following his stint on The Tonight Show for Chance The Rapper‘s emotional performance of “Blessings,” which also included assists from Ty Dolla $ign, Raury and Anthony Hamilton. D.R.A.M. will also make his solo late night debut on Conan with a performance of “Broccoli” on Oct. 25.
He described his music in Pokemon terms during an August interview with Billboard, saying, “I would say it’s like a Mewtwo, if you’re talking Pokemon. Just rare. So many things inspire me, from jingles to The Sound Of Music to big-band shit — then as a teenager, being engulfed in the whole P-Funk wave, the Hot Buttered Soul wave. So I would say that the two most popular records — ‘Cha Cha’ and ‘Broccoli’ — are just a taste of the whole spectrum of things.”
His upcoming album Big Baby D.R.A.M., due Oct. 21, will also host the previously released jams “Cash Machine” and “Cute.”