Track Review: D.R.A.M., ‘Cash Machine’
D.R.A.M. flexes on “Cash Machine,” the third and final pre-release single from his debut album, ‘Big Baby D.R.A.M.’
Rap newcomer D.R.A.M. earned himself a top ten hit with “Broccoli.” Typically, vegetables aren’t ‘fuel’ for the commercial fire. D.R.A.M.’s weed anthem was just too catchy for radio to ignore. In addition to elevating his own profile ahead of debut album Big Baby D.R.A.M., “Broccoli” elevated the profile of another newbie in the game, Lil Yachty. After riding the fire of “Broccoli,” D.R.A.M. drops “Cash Machine.”
First and foremost, it should be noted that “Cash Machine” doesn’t supersede “Broccoli.” That said, the record has the same infectious vibe that made “Broccoli” a success. Sometimes a similar blueprint leads to disappointment. In this case, he has another banger on his hands. The production is exceptional, matching the top-notch board work that graced “Broccoli.”
Beyond the production, the rhymes are potent as well. The most potent lyrics clearly come via the hook:
“I ain’t talkin’ to you broke b*tches I got money now / all a n*gga understand is – since that check came in /everybody’s talkin’ like a n*gga actin’ funny now / that don’t matter, all I hear is – since that check came in / I love it when you talk to me / my cash machine, my cash machine…”
Essentially, “Cash Machine” is a flex track. He’s come up and he wants the world to know.
“I used to get the coldest shoulders / but now I get the hottest ass.”
All in all, D.R.A.M. delivers another one with “Cash Machine.” To reiterate, it’s not the same level of greatness bestowed by “Broccoli,” but clearly, another hit. It does its job to set up anticipation for his debut album.
D.R.A.M. • Big Baby D.R.A.M. • Atlantic • Release: 10.21.16
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