New Music: Stream “Rum Punch” from Atlanta’s Dré

Words by Jesse Serwer —

Dré, short for Dré Money or Dréggae, is a Jamaican artist by way of Atlanta who some of you may recognize from the yardie anthem/Rep JA clothing brand promo clip “We Rep JA” featuring Kardinal Offishall. Dré, who’s also recorded a Jamaican answer to Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” (naturally called “Black Green and Yellow,”) has just dropped a solo tune called “Rum Punch,” and we think it could be the start of something big for the kid. Where the aforementioned tracks veered more towards the hip-hop side of things, “Rum Punch” is pure yard business from the title and theme to the sample of Admiral Bailey and Chaka Demus’ “One Scotch” that starts it off, while Dré’s delivery is straight out of the Mr. Lexx and Bounty Killer school of baritone vocals. Stream below and look out for more tunes from him here.

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“Rum Punch”