Drea (Andrea Picado) is a Singer-Songwriter/Emcee based out of the Jersey Shore city of Asbury Park, in Monmouth County, NJ.
Drea has been a performer all of her life. From headlining events to competitions, choirs and leads in dramatic plays, her live performances are always captivating and a must see.
Drea is not your average music entertainer. Mixing beautiful melodies with a raw flow of rap lyrics into one, some have called her a « diamond in the rough. »
Growing up in the Golden Era of hip-hop and r&b, Drea’s sound is infused with authenticity and has been compared to the likes of Lauryn Hill, Aaliyah, Lisa « Left-Eye » Lopes, & Mary J. Blige to name a few. Regardless of these comparisons though, Drea has managed to create a unique niche in the music landscape of today with her distinct songwriting abilities, sound and voice.
Showcasing this versatile style and musicality, Drea has recently released her debut album, « Beauty and The Beats, » to critical acclaim. The single « So Good » has been highlighted on many notable blogs including an « Artist Feature » on DJBooth.com. The Beauty and the Beats is available now on www.theishproductions.bandcamp.com.
For more information on Drea….
http://www.theishproductions.bandcamp.com (album download)