Posts tagged "The-Dream"

Rick Ross, The-Dream, Omarion & French Montana Electrify L.A. at uncapped presented by vitaminwater and FADER

There was no questioning who’s the boss — make that bawse — at the Hollywood American Legion in Los Angeles Thursday night (June 7). Rick Ross a/k/a Teflon Don a/k/a Ricky Rozay headlined the inaugural show of the new concert series uncapped presented by vitaminwater and FADER. (And lucky for you, we’ve partnered with vitaminwater and FADER to deliver exclusive coverage of the event!) Dripping in diamonds, the Maybach Music Group emcee dominated the stage — even when he was sharing it with super surprise guests Omarion and French Montana. More »

The-Dream Reveals ‘Love IV MMXII’ Release Date

The-Dream‘s new album is becoming a reality. The R&B singer took to Twitter to announced that his new LP Love IV MMXII will drop on August 14. The fourth installment of his Love series, the album boasts collabs with Mary J. Blige and Gucci Mane. “LOVE IV is the BEST Album I’ve made,” tweeted the singer. “I don’t care what the sales will be. I will do my best to Challenge your Taste And Knowledge.” Challenge accepted! More »

The-Dream’s “Kill The Lights” Video: Watch

The Dream may have some mad cash (thanks, Rihanna!), but that dough certainly isn’t going into his music videos. Terius — whose falsetto is working overtime on this slow-as-molasses track – keeps it pretty simple in the video for “Kill The Lights”, utilizing lens flares, light bulbs and the extremely pretty Casha as set decoration. Turn off your own lights and bask in the glow of Dream’s latest visuals below. More »

The-Dream’s Old-School “Roc” Video: Watch

The-Dream was clearly in a DIY, old-school mood when he shot the video for “Roc”, a new slow jam set to appear on his upcoming LP Love IV MMXII. The clip shows Mr. Terius Nash hanging at a house party, playing cards and rocking the foosball with his pals. “I just wanted to have fun and go back to those 90s videos where it’s always like you got the camera for the first time,” he tells Billboard. “Like, ‘Oh shit! Let’s just shoot this shit! Let’s see what happens!’
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“Birthday Cake” Collaboration Was All Rihanna’s Idea, Says The-Dream

The world is still scratching their heads wondering what was going through Rihanna and Chris Brown’s heads when the former couple teamed up for a remix of RiRi’s “Birthday Cake” (as well as Brown’s remix for “Turn The Music Up”). The song’s producer, The-Dream, sheds some light on the recording of the controversial track, revealing to Billboard that the collaboration was all Rihanna’s idea. More »

Grammys Backlash: 10 Artists Who Are Over The Awards Show

For as long as there have been music awards, there have been musicians with opinions about those music awards, and the Grammys are no exception. Depending on your point of view, Arcade Fire trumping commercial heavyweights Lady Gaga, Eminem and Katy Perry for Album of the Year at last year’s ceremony was either the event’s salvation or the moment it jumped the shark.

That polarizing victory reignited a decades-old debate about the relevance and future direction of the awards show. Grammy nominees — and Grammy wannabes — have long argued over whether the music industry’s most prestigious trophy has become meaningless in the face of commercialization, and whether an artist’s sales figures and cultural impact should be taken into account when choosing Grammy winners. Jump below to see 10 of the most famous Grammy beefs in recent memory. More »

Rihanna’s “Umbrella” Earned The-Dream $15 Million

When The-Dream dropped by Tim Westwood‘s BBC radio show earlier today, we don’t think the R&B singer-songwriter expected that Rihanna’s “Umbrella” would become a topic of conversation. The host put the 1977 artist in the hot seat regarding his earnings on the 2007 track, and Terius reluctantly revealed that he made a pretty penny by penning the track — $15 million to be exact. Watch below as the 34-year-old discusses his wives (past and present), how he keeps “baby mama drama” to a minimum and how he came to co-write Justin Bieber’s mega-hit “Baby”.

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The 10 Best Album Covers Of 2011

Though we admittedly had a ball compiling  the list of the 10 Worst Album Covers of 2011, we’re not just a bunch of haters here at Idolator. There were several album covers from LPs released this year — 10 to be precise — that we fell head over heels in love with, either due to the cover’s originality, its entertainment value, or just the sheer beauty of the particular piece. Last year we chose Katy Perry’s whimsical Teenage Dream as our favorite cover art, and this year’s #1 pick is just as dreamy. Check out the 10 best examples of how an album’s cover can elevate the entire experience of enjoying music.

The-Dream Drops New ’1977′ Track “Wake Me When It’s Over”

The-Dream will drop his 11-track album 1977 tomorrow, but you can get a taste of the free album today with the sparse, melancholy tune “Wake Me When It’s Over”, where Terius Nash speaks of a relationship that’s reached its end. Wonder where the inspiration came from? Listen below. More »

The-Dream — We Mean Terius Nash — Reveals ’1977′ Track Listing

The-Dream’s 11-track Internet album 1977, released under his birth name Terius Nash, will be available as a free download on August 31, and today the artist revealed the track listing. Interesting to note: the song “Murderer”, inspired by the movie Colombiana, is nowhere on here. That, and Track 6 just features Radio Killa signee Casha, while Track 7 introduces Casha. Shouldn’t that be the other way around? Peep the track listing below. More »