"It’s all about community. It’s about being Dealer Made. I’m here for the people who are up at 5am doing what they gotta do, and staying up past 2 doing what they love. I grind for them …. and to buy my mom a house."
Delivering a singular blend of hard-hitting beats, hypnotizing raps, and world-class production, DREAMER is the next great rap artist hailing from Pittsburgh. Influenced by 90s Boom Bap and Pittsburgh rappers like Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa, he became hungry for the game. Dreamer began rapping at the age of 12, and by 15, he was recording in studios.
“I rap because I was told so many times that I couldn’t,” Dreamer says. “I first heard hip hop as a kid, and the words carried so much power. I wanted that power for myself. I would wake up, go to school, come home, and then go to the basement and work on rap. It was the only thing I’d think about...still is.”
Dreamer is a first-generation American born to Mexican parents. After marrying in Los Angeles, his parents moved to Connellsville, PA (about an hour outside of Pittsburgh), to open a pizza shop and raise a family. His family still lives there today, running the same franchise.
After high school, Dreamer continued his study of sound at Berklee College of Music, earning a spot in the renowned Music Production and Engineering program. There, he studied under legendary hip hop producer and engineer Prince Charles Alexander (P. Diddy, Notorious B.I.G.). Dreamer, a professional audio engineer in his own right, has recorded and mixed for dozens of artists and labels, including Def Jam Records.
Now based in Boston, Dreamer has rapidly become one of the foremost up-and-comers in the game. His first single Chicano debuted to an overflowing, sold-out release show at the Lilypad Inman. Dreamer quickly followed up with singles Dutchies and Waves, the latter of which garnered over 10,000 listens on Instagram within hours of release. In October 2019, Dreamer hosted the first Dealer Made Music Hip Hop Night at The Red Room, selling out the 200 capacity venue.