D.R.A.M.'s Tiny Desk Concert Is 'MTV Unplugged' Meets Broadway

He gives Ryan Gosling a run for his jazz-pop money.
February 1, 2017, 4:44pm

I mean, it should have been pretty obvious, but D.R.A.M. has secretly been making musical numbers under the guise of rap. His appearance on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series surely confirms this, with a full band and no DJ support giving his outsized, warm-hearted tunes a welcome organic backing.

The highlights are "Cash Machine," wherein D.R.A.M. makes the banknote counter sounds himself, and an even jazzier version of "Sweet VA Breeze." "Broccoli" is here too, of course, in full theatrical splendour (no Travis Barker this time, unfortunately). Check out the full concert here.

Phil divides life into Acts 1 and 2, complete with intermission. He's on Twitter.