While he may have parted ways with Def Jam Records earlier this year, The-Dream is not taking a break from his own artistry anytime soon.
As the platinum hitmaker made his way down the red carpet at the 56th Grammy Awards this past Sunday, he revealed some plans with HipHollywood’s Jasmine Simpkins. After some jokes, talking about his outfit and Jay Z, Dream shared that he indeed has a new album in the works.
“I have an album called ‘Fruition’ that’s in the works right about now,” he said. “Give me about 6 months to set it up properly.”
Additionally Dream mentioned that he would like to work with Lorde.
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The-Dream is known to showoff pics of his yacht, and hit the high seas to relax. So, the hitmaker decided to take a boat out for the new music video to his next single “Too Early” featuring Gary Clark Jr., off his latest album IV Play.
Dream and his sexy co-star get intimate while waiting to set sail. They also shot scenes pool side and at home with kids running around.
In additional news, the R&B hitmaker penned a song inspired by the verdict of the Trayvon Martin trial, “Just finished a Record ‘Too Many Gods’ tribute to Trayvon Martin verdict,” he tweeted. No word on when it and if it will be released, but stay tuned, and look for the new music video coming soon!
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The-Dream gets up close and personal with Fuse for their ‘Intimate Interview’ series. The R&B hitmaker shared some candid facts like has he ever gotten kinky with food (peach cobbler), the best or worst dream he’s ever had (owning three islands with golf courses and mermaids), the lamest thing he’s said on a date, who he would switch places with for a day, what song he wants to hear when he passes away, his favorite chick flick and more.
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The-Dream brought his incredibly soulful and musical song “Too Early” to ‘Light Night with Jimmy Fallon’ on Friday. The record is easily the best song off his new album IV Play, and is highlighted by blues musician Gary Clark Jr. on electric guitar.
Backed by The Roots, the platinum hitmaker and bluesman performed the collaboration for the in-studio audience.
Dream’s album IV Play debuted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 this week, selling 22,000 copies in its first week.
Watch the performance below:
The-Dream paid a visit to Hot 97 for an early morning interview with the ‘Juan Epstein’ crew, Cipha Sounds, Peter Rosenberg & Ebro. In the lengthy chat, the platinum hitmaker opened up speaking about learning about his family history as a young boy from his grandfather, and tracing his ancestors back to Africa. The talk got in depth about his music and records he’s written, including the story of creating “Single Ladies” for Beyoncé.
He explained how he transitioned from a songwriter to a full on producer, learning while in the studio with others and picking it up, so he would never have to rely on others when he was inspired to write something. He answered a question from Rosenberg’s brother about why he thinks he gets love from the ‘hipster’ crowd, which most often don’t gravitate toward R&B stars. In addition they discuss Dream’s connection to the current trend of Alt-R&B.
If you have time, peep the full interview below.
During his promo run for new album IV Play, The-Dream swung by the Fuse studios for a quick interview. Speaking about the project he explained why he’s labeled it the ‘Most Intelligent, Ratchetest R&B Album Ever,’ why he wanted to take it in that direction, and the sexy video for the albums title track.
The platinum hitmaker also revealed which song is Rihanna’s favorite, and spoke about working with Kylie Minogue.
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While in NYC for their “Lights Out” Tour stop, The-Dream and Kelly Rowland paid a visit to BET’s ’106 & Park.’
Kelly spoke about her recent moment where she performed “Dirty Laundry” on the opening night of the tour and while seated on a stool in front of the crowd broke down in tears and had a very emotional moment. The-Dream got a surprise phone call from Kevin Hart to congratulate him on his new album, and complain that they haven’t worked together yet. He spoke about why he wants to perform his hot new single “Too Early” with Gary Clark Jr. at the upcoming BET Awards.
Kelly surprised Dream with a very special plaque commemorating 50 million singles sold worldwide for superstars including Beyoncé and Rihanna. The platinum hitmaker hit the stage for a performance and spoke about August Alsina who he brought out on stage for his first ’106 & Park’ performance!
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The-Dream recently revealed that certain independent music shops across the world got the ‘Super Deluxe’ version of his new album IV PLAY. It features two new songs & previous singles, “ROC” & “Dope Bitch” with Pusha T.
The EP is aptly entitled ‘Climax,’ and it’s artsy cover is also the center piece of the special plaque Kelly Rowland presented to Dream while on ’106 & Park,’ to commemorate sales of 50 million singles sold, for records he’s written.
Grab the EP below, and also watch the hilarious interview he did with Fat Jew of TheCrosbyPress after the jump.
The-Dream ‘Climax’ EP Tracklist:
03. Dope Bitch (feat. Pusha T)
04. Thirsty Whore
Jadakiss drops the first single from his upcoming album Top 5 Dead Or Alive. Here is “Big Boy Dialogue” featuring The Dream.
The-Dream is a very honest man. He recently called up to The Russ Parr Morning Show in promotion of the release of his new album IV Play. The platinum hitmaker explained exactly what the album is, and people should expect from it. He addressed any concern of the title, and BET’s request for him to change the name of the title track so they could play the music video.
In addition he spoke in further detail about writing Kelly Rowland’s much talked about new song, “Dirty Laundry,” how the goal was to make a career defining record, a how she really felt about Beyoncé during her early solo success.
Hear the interview below.