Tagged: The-Dream


By the Numbers: Beyoncé and The-Dream

In By the Numbers, FADER looks at a big record release and breaks it down in basic digits. This week, taken from the magazine’s forthcoming 86th issue, we tackle frequent co-conspirators Beyoncé and The-Dream, who’ve … read more »

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Stream The-Dream’s Album IV Play

IV Play, The-Dream’s long-awaited fourth LP, out next week via Radio Killa/Def Jam, is now streaming in its entirety. Pay special attention to “Too Early,” the church-tinged ode to rough mornings featuring GEN F bluesman … read more »

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Stream: The-Dream f. Kelly Rowland, “Where Have You Been”

The-Dream and tourmate Kelly Rowland play lovers over unfussy production on “Where Have You Been.” It’s a gorgeous-sounding, sober take on grownup love—the partners have destroyed then saved one another, and now, reunited and stubbornly … read more »

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Stream: Kelly Rowland, “Dirty Laundry”

Produced and written by The-Dream (with “a lot of [Kelly's] insight”), “Dirty Laundry” is a five-minute single from Kelly Rowland’s upcoming LP Talk a Good Game (June 18th, Universal Republic). Over a somber drum machine, … read more »

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Stream: The-Dream f. Jay-Z, “High Art”

Beyoncé won’t appear on the new Dream record (a Culture Club sample could not be cleared), but this collaboration with Jay-Z celebrating the fine art of smoking dry blunts your bros will. It’s “Just a … read more »

POSTED May 9, 2013 5:52PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,

Staff Selects Playlist: Foreplay 4 IV Play

In an hour or so on a conference call, The-Dream will debut a third track from his upcoming fourth LP, IV Play, out May 28th via his Radio Killa Def Jam imprint. Titled “High Art,” … read more »

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Download August Alsina’s The Product 2 Mixtape

New Orleans’ August Alsina, a recent signee to The-Dream’s Radio Killa imprint whose smarmy delivery reminds me a little of Tim Vocals, has released a new tape of thugged-out R&B, The Product 2. (It follows … read more »

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Stream: The-Dream, “IV Play”

Update 5/15/2013: An early version of “IV Play” that features Twista has surfaced. Download it below via Fake Shore Drive. Download: The Dream f. Twista, “IV Play (Original Version)” ————— Here’s the title track of … read more »

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Stream: The-Dream, “Tron”

Here’s something different. The-Dream just released “Tron,” which will appear on his upcoming IV Play (out May 4th), and over warped synths he raps (yes, raps) in a pitched-down voice at a vague swath of … read more »

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Stream: The-Dream f. Fabolous, “Slow It Down”

Update 4/2/2013: Watch the new “Slow It Down” video above. The-Dream’s IV Play, whose release has been teased for two years, will be in stores May 28th. Hear preview snippets of the LP here. ———— … read more »

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