Once widely known for his long dreadlocks, a Samson reincarnated, this Oakland native is changing the music industry with his musical talents that’s sure to take your ears to a new dimension. A member of the Dream Loud Music Group family, home to artists like Ré Lxuise and  ELHAE, our Fluent Friday Spotlight goes to none other than the lyrical genius, Ayo Beckley, better known as, DREAD. Unlike Samson, once the hair was gone, he only got stronger.

With thousands of streams on Soundcloud, Dread ‘s debut EP D.A.Y.S, Dream And You’ll Succeed, is on demand by a quickly growing fan base across the U.S. The artwork of the project showcases palm trees on the beach with a never ending ocean hinting on the chill, yet, vibrant sounds of the Bay area meets trap God vibes of Atlanta, Dread’s second home. He takes you on boss life journey through unparalleled music production accompanied by dynamic lyrical and vocal performance that we’re sure you won’t find in today’s music industry. The 15 track EP of pure epicness features artist like Eric Bellinger, ELHAE, and Ré Lxuise, to name a few. With an amazing group of artist on the project, the production team is nothing short of amazing, as well. Keyz, Dutchboy, Aaron Sumlin , and many more hard hitters make up the dynamic line up of producers from the EP.

An alumni of Jackson State University, where he studied mass communication, Dread isn’t just your typical artist. In fact, the millennial creative does it for the culture as a musical artist, photographer, and video director and we promise you his work is equally as fluent in each sector. From making music on the yard to contributing to the growing powerhouse of a music group, Dream Loud, he’s clearly earning his keep. Since his latest EP, DREAD has implemented Dream Loud Fridays, where he drops new music each and every Friday. Who’s got next? DREAD, that’s who.

We expect great things in the future from our Fluent Friday Spotlight artists.

Check out the D.A.Y.S EP and let us know what you think.

DREAD, you’re officially #Fluent !

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