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The-Dream

After countless hits, a couple Grammys and millions sold, Terius “The-Dream” Nash is empirically one of the most successful songwriters of the last decade. From Rihanna’s “Umbrella” to Mariah’s “Obsessed” to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” his songs have become modern pop classics, and as common in the family car as they are in the club. They’ve also proven him to be a woman’s best friend when she needs a #1 smash, through his uncanny ability to write from the female perspective. It’s a gift The-Dream shares with the legendary songwriters he admires, such as Smokey Robinson and Prince. But when it comes to his solo music, The-Dream remains every man’s secret weapon—capable of soothing, sweet-talking, and seducing over the course of a single verse, making him a sort of musical Cyrano de Bergerac for those in need of assistance.

On his third solo album, Love King, The-Dream ups the ante, focusing his considerable talents on making hits for the long haul, jams from this day forward.
A mere year after his last album, Love vs. Money, took a sometimes dark slant on broken hearts, Love King, is positively triumphant. Some of that is due to The-Dream’s new family, but much of it is rooted much deeper. “I’ve always believed in love,” The-Dream says. “That has a lot to do with my relationship with my mom. I lost her when I was 14. Losing her put me in a place where nothing is forever, literally. So if you have something you love, try to hold on to it. Don’t play with it, because it could be gone.” This perspective lends an emotional depth to songs like “F.I.L.A. (Fall In Love Again),” with fellow Atlantan T.I., and “Make-Up Bag,” on which The-Dream sounds more like a dedicated husband than a libidinous lothario. “I’d rather it have a chance to last,” he explains. “Everything with me is about getting something ready to last.”

The-Dream hasn’t left his wild side totally behind, though, or his unique way of expressing it. On the Purple Rain-ish uptempo “Yamaha,” he creates a metaphor for desire that few would even think of, let alone put to record. On “Sex Intelligent,” The-Dream declares his sovereignty between the sheets over grinding bass and pulsating keys, singing the line You can’t match a love like mine/ It’s like trying to rob me with a bb gun/ but my love gets it poppin’ like the Taliban, leaving no doubt he is a one-of-a-kind lyricist. And “Turnt Up” is just classic bedroom chest-thumping.

However, if you cross The-Dream, you’ll still have to deal with him. With a dose of humor on “Florida University,” and a deluge of thunderous promise on “Take Care of Me,” The-Dream reminds his listeners that love is an alliance of reciprocation. The latter, specifically, is his most musically aggressive song to date, with rolling piano verses and overdriven guitars on the hook. It was recorded late in the Love King sessions with studio engineer Pat Thrall and proves to be one of the album’s most surprising, and epic, moments.

With his third album, The-Dream once again reminds us that behind every hit is a strong heart beating and quick mind at work. Love King is as close as we’ve gotten to both—passionate, funny, insightful, and most of all, ambitious. “Don’t settle,” The-Dream says. “Whatever you’re doing. Want it all. Want until it ends, until your mind’s blown.

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The-Dream Speaks On His Next Album With The Montreality

The-Dream recently sat down with The Montreality for a very in depth interview. He speaks on a number of things including, “Watch The Throne 2″, his past, what to expect on his upcoming album and much more! The-Dream “IV Play” Is Available Everywhere Now!

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The-Dream Interview With 16 Bars

The-Dream recently sat down with 16 Bars TV overseas and spoke on a few things including, his thoughts on the final version of JAY Z’s track, “Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake, wanting to start working on, “Watch The Throne 2″ and much more! Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe…

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The-Dream - "Too Early" Ft. Gary Clark Jr.

The-Dream’s album, “IV Play” has been in stores for a few months now and today Terius brings us the official music video to one of his stand out tracks, “Too Early” featuring Gary Clark Jr. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on Amazon. http://the-dreammusic.com http://radiokillarecords.com

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A Special Performance by The-Dream & SKAM Artist DJ Homicide

Saturday, August 17th at 10:30PM, The-Dream will be performing at The Bank nightclub at the Bellagio in Las Vegas! Other artists performing that night will be DJ Homicide and resident DJ EarwaxXx. So if you plan on attending, buy tickets here. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Download “IV…

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On The Set Of The-Dream's Music Video, "Too Early"

The-Dream is currently shooting the video for his next single, “Too Early” featuring Gary Clark Jr. off his album, “IV Play”. For now, you can check out these exclusive photos from the video shoot. Video coming soon! Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition)…

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Lines & Notes: The-Dream (Part 2)

A few days ago, we got Part 1 of The Stashed interview with The-Dream, Today, we get Part 2 where Terius speaks on his favorite story in which he wrote a song that was turned down by an artist and became a hit as well as the story behind Justin Bieber’s single, “Baby” and much…

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Lines & Notes: The-Dream (Part 1)

The Stashed has finally premiered the new series, “Lines & Notes” and in the premiere episode we have The-Dream who speaks on a number of things including, the process behind his most accomplished songs, Beyonce and her record, “Single Ladies”, working on “Watch The Throne” and more! Part 2 coming soon. Click here to Download…

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Video: The-Dream - Fancy (AOL Sessions)

Check out The-Dream’s performance of his track, “Fancy” during the AOL Sessions last month. His album “IV Play” is available everywhere now! Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on Amazon. http://the-dreammusic.com http://radiokillarecords.com

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Video: The-Dream - Rockin' That Thang (AOL Sessions)

Continuing The-Dream’s “AOL Sessions” he performing one of his more popular tracks titled, “Rockin’ That Thang”. Check out the performance above. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on Amazon. http://the-dreammusic.com http://radiokillarecords.com

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Video: The-Dream - Too Early (AOL Sessions)

Last month, The-Dream performed a number of track during The AOL Session. Here is his performance of his record titled, “Too Early” off his new album, “IV Play”. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on Amazon. http://the-dreammusic.com http://radiokillarecords.com

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New Video: The-Dream "Michael (Lyric Video)"

Check out The-Dream’s brand new lyric video for his track, “Michael” off his album, IV Play which is available everywhere now! Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on Amazon. http://the-dreammusic.com http://radiokillarecords.com  

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Video: The-Dream - #GIMMESOMEIVPLAY "Michael"

Check out The-Dream’s brand new promo video for his track, “Michael” off his album, IV Play which is available everywhere now! Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on Amazon. http://the-dreammusic.com http://radiokillarecords.com 

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Video: The Round Up Ft. The-Dream

  The-Dream was the special guest on the brand new episode of Life + Times new series, The Round Up with Shaheem Reid. He speaks on a few things including, rumors of retirement, writing songs with some of music’s biggest names which include Rihanna, Beyonce, and Kanye West & much more. IV Play is available…

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Video: The-Dream - #GIMMESOMEIVPLAY "Equestrian"

Check out The-Dream’s brand new promo video for his track, “Equestrian” off his album, IV Play which is available everywhere now! Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on Amazon. http://the-dreammusic.com http://radiokillarecords.com 

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Video: The-Dream - #GIMMESOMEIVPLAY "Turnt" ft. Beyonce & 2 Chainz

Check out the brand new promo for The-Dream’s track, “Turnt Up” featuring Beyonce & 2 Chainz off his new album, “IV Play” which is available everywhere now! Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on Amazon. http://the-dreammusic.com http://radiokillarecords.com 

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Video: The-Dream "The Man" Documentary Part 3

  Here is the final Part of The-Dream’s documentary, “The Man”. In this installment he speaks on how he decided to make music and turned from Terius to The-Dream. IV Play is available everywhere now! Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on Amazon….

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Video: The-Dream Interview w/ The Crosby Press

Check out The-Dream’s latest interview with The Fat Jew for The Crosby Press. He speaks on a few things including, how his new album can make you pregnant just by listening to it, the time he banged a girl who thought he was Usher and much more! “IV Play” is available everywhere now! Click here…

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Video: The-Dream #GimmeSomeIVPlay (“Pussy” Ft. Pusha T & Big Sean)

Check out the brand new promo for The-Dream’s track, “Pussy” featuring Pusha T & Big Sean off his new album, “IV Play” which is available everywhere now! Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on Amazon. http://the-dreammusic.com http://radiokillarecords.com 

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Video: The-Dream's Interview w/ The Life Files

Check out The-Dream’s latest interview with The Life Files where he speaks on his favorite social media platform and the current state of the music business. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on Amazon. http://the-dreammusic.com http://radiokillarecords.com

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The-Dream Sessions Part 2: "Tender Tendencies"

Yesterday we got Part 1 of The-Dream sessions and today we get the second part in the series where Life + Times gets an exclusive look at him recording the track, “Tender Tendencies” off his new album, IV Play available everywhere now! Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to…

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Video: The-Dream Speaks on Creating His New Album “IV Play”

Life+Times got exclusive studio access to take a look at The-Dream in his creation process as well as speaking on “the art of play.” His new album, IV Play is available everywhere now! Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on Amazon. http://the-dreammusic.com http://radiokillarecords.com

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The-Dream's New Album, "IV Play" Available Now on iTunes!

The-Dream’s brand new album, “IV Play” is available now on iTunes! Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Download “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on Amazon. http://the-dreammusic.com http://radiokillarecords.com

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Photos From The-Dreams "IV Play" NYC Listening

This past week, The-Dream held a listening session for his upcoming album, “IV Play” in NYC! Check out some photos from the event courtesy of Meredith Truax. Album available everywhere on May 28th!     Click here to Pre-Order “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Pre-Order “IV Play” (Standard Edition) on iTunes.

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The Man Documentary Part 1

VICE has teamed up with The-Dream to bring you a brand new three-part documentary titled, “The Man”. Check out Part 1 above. “IV Play” available everywhere on May 28th! Click here to Pre-Order “IV Play” (Deluxe Edition) on iTunes. Click here to Pre-Order “IV Play” (Standard Edition) on iTunes. http://the-dreammusic.com http://radiokillarecords.com

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