FADER Premieres D.R.A.M.'s "Excessive" + Interview 

Virginia crooner D.R.A.M. is what you might call wide-eyed. On the cover of his 1 Epic Summer mixtape, his massive grin steals the show, but sitting in the FADER offices on a frigid weekday, it's his pair of wandering pupils that come to stand for the blissful, vagabond voice he spills out on his songs. "Because I was so sheltered at that time, I was very introverted," D.R.A.M. recalls of his early days in grandma's house in Hampton, Virginia. "I was the class clown that never got sent to the principal cause I'd get my grades still." This duality shows up on his latest single, the Sango and The Seventh-produced "Excessive," where he lists off cars, houses, and other rapper flora before acknowledging he can't have it both ways: I wanna party like the red pill but still take the blue pill.

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i-D Premieres A. CHAL's "GAZI" Video

With nearly 60k plays on Soundcloud, we fell into an instant swoon upon hearing GAZI by third-eye channeling soul-searcher A. Chal

"The GAZI visual was shot by my friend and collaborator Tyler Diamond and produced by my brother and GAZÜ, Steve. At the time of shoot we snuck into a vacant Beverly Hills home. With the sun setting, we had to do it all in one take. We only had one choice; welcome the moment and let our vibrations be felt. The concept behind it is to get people familiar with A.CHAL and the GAZI world. This video is exactly what I envisioned when making the song. To have friends like Tyler who understand the vision and helping me bring it to fruition is a blessing. GAZI is about getting up and getting it. The attraction to the vanity yet staying conscious and keeping sane through it all. I made the song last year in LA at Paramount Studios. Shout out to Count Justice and Cody. Like most of my songs, I start recording them as soon as I hear the music."

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Billboard Premieres Goodbye Tomorrow's 100K

It's turning out to be one epic year for Virginia Beach singer/songwriter, D.R.A.M. Since the release of his single "ChaCha" last summer, he's seen it become a viral hit. It's be lauded by many people from the likes of Karrueche to Rick Rubin. Today D.R.A.M. premieres the official video for "Cha Cha," directed by Nathan R. Smith & himself with cinematography by GDBYM. It's a visual portrayal of the fun and charisma that we've come to know of D.R.A.M.

#1EpicEP now available for streaming and purchase on Spotify and iTunes.

D.R.A.M. - Cha Cha (Official Music Video)

It's turning out to be one epic year for Virginia Beach singer/songwriter, D.R.A.M. Since the release of his single "ChaCha" last summer, he's seen it become a viral hit. It's be lauded by many people from the likes of Karrueche to Rick Rubin. Today D.R.A.M. premieres the official video for "Cha Cha," directed by Nathan R. Smith & himself with cinematography by GDBYM. It's a visual portrayal of the fun and charisma that we've come to know of D.R.A.M.

#1EpicEP now available for streaming and purchase on Spotify and iTunes.

Raury - (PSA) Seven Suns (Video)

Ushering in a new generation of consciousness, eighteen-year old Atlanta alternative artist and musical youth activist, Raury premieres his first visual of the year...And it's a Public Service Announcement.  Written and directed by Carlon Ramong and John Merizalde, respectively.  "PSA (Seven Suns)" is a satire on how the growth of mobile technology & social media, has created a virtual world in which the citizens' detach from real-time human communications & interactions.  It features Raury & LoveRenaissance, in their vigilante efforts to draw humanity back to what is "real."    

The musical backdrop is "Seven Suns" from Raury's astounding debut EP, Indigo Child Project, now available for streaming and purchase on Spotify and iTunes.

Also visit LVRN.co for the launch of the LoveRenaissance website & store.