Last week, The-Dream released an unexciting music video for “Wake Me When It’s Over” to drum up support for the commercial re-release of his fantastic, once-free 1977 album. “Used To Be” is worth calling attention to, though. As one of the angriest, most emotional songs Terius Nash ever wrote, it was also a little one-sided; now it features the scorned woman’s perspective, too, with a new verse by muse/protegee Casha, whose solo 1977 track “Silly” didn’t make it onto the re-release. (Though in order to fit in her verse, his second has been excised, and along with it the incredible line Now all you do it judge me/ And scream out fuck me, but won’t fuck me.) Casha matches his bitterness, endearingly. She says the F-word at least ten times, including in this pointed line: Mama’s boy, man up/ I wouldn’t even be tripping if you ran this house like you run your fucking mouth. The album comes out again on December 18th.
For more, read The-Dream’s 2010 FADER feature story.