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D.R.A.M.'s "WiFi" is a Reminder Erykah Badu Loves Sexual Innuendo

D.R.A.M. is on a roll heading into the release of his debut album.

In advance of D.R.A.M.’s debut album Big Baby D.R.A.M. being released later tonight (October 20), the Virginia native has dropped off "WiFi," the fourth single off the 14-track project, which features a highly anticipated guest verse from Erykah Badu.

With “WiFi,” D.R.A.M. soulfully croons to the listener over psychedelic, funky production. While the song might sound like he’s bidding adieu to the upbeat, bouncy rhythms of “Broccoli” and “Cash Machine,” there really is no scarcity of fun on “WiFi.” D.R.A.M. and Mama Badu turn the technological necessity into a sort of sexual innuendo, where the two try to “connect,” whether over WiFi or not. They have a few whimsical moments, notably D.R.A.M. wanting to “Netflix and chill” with her, while Badu asks him whether or not he likes her feng shui.

During a new interview with GQ, D.R.A.M. spoke on the collaboration: "She's the queen. It's just a nice introduction to the combination of what D.R.A.M. and Erykah Badu sounds like. She's cool, the whole process was just smooth. No pulling of teeth. She's one of a kind."

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He also remarked that his introduction of Badu on the track was impromptu, "It was on the spot. Just thinking about making it extra dope. Nostalgia is key. I like to give you those vibes."

Indeed, Badu loves singing about technology in a sexual form. She did it on her last tape But You Caint Use My Phone, the title a play off a lyric from her 1997 song “Tyrone.” The project was also famously inspired by Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” which she remixed on SoundCloud.

In addition to Lil Yachty’s feature on “Broccoli” and Badu on “WiFi,” D.R.A.M. also nabbed a verse from Young Thug for the album, which will make for yet another interesting collaboration. But for now, while you wait, you can settle into the stirring, impassioned vibes of “WiFi.” Big Baby D.R.A.M. is scheduled to hit streaming services and digital retailers later tonight.


By Tara Mahadevan. Follow her on Twitter.



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