Shelley: Cooking With Grease

Through the single “Cooking With Grease,” Shelley (fka DRAM) debuts a new name and a revamped sound. On lesser-known releases under his former moniker, Shelley (full name Shelley Massenburg-Smith) flexed his vocal prowess, but these performances were somewhat overshadowed by his rapping on hits like “Cha Cha,” “Broccoli” and “Cash Machine.” Now, with renewed direction and a refined sonic focus, Shelley focuses on serving up …

D.R.A.M.: Don’t Let D.R.A.M. Be A Hot Boy (Missy Elliott Remix)

Proving once again Missy Elliott’s brand of music has literally no sell-by date, Virginia artist D.R.A.M. (aka Shelley Massenburg-Smith) has remixed her sublimely perfect Timbaland-produced “Hot Boyz” (from her 1998 album Da Real World) and taken the slick, seductive and effortless sample to create “Don’t Let D.R.A.M. Be A Hot Boy.” The track pays just enough homage to Elliott, while still creating something brand new—complete …