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!’
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 »
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 »
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”.
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 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’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 »
The-Dream is prepping the release of his 1977
album under his birth name of Terius Nash, and today we get a first listen to the sound of the album with the new track “Murderer”. The visuals that accompany the song are from the upcoming movie Colombiana
, starring Zoe Saldana, and the song itself was inspired by the movie. “Hopefully the power of music Opens the Door of Original Music Together with Films Again,” tweeted
the singer-songwriter. Watch and listen below. More »
Last night, Beyonce returned
for her second of four sold out shows at NYC’s Roseland Ballroom. The fierce InStyle cover girl
once again donned the sparkly mini dress and big diva hair for the intimate gig. Spotted amid the lucky 3500 fans enjoying Bey’s set of Destiny’s Child hits, solo numbers and 4
tracks were hubby Jay-Z, Russell Simmons, Diddy, the legendary
Ne-Yo and even 1977
rapper The-Dream. Click through to get up close with the “Lift Off”
While we wait for The-Dream’s delayed The Love IV (Diary of a Mad Man) (now to drop sometime later this year), the singer/producer is dropping a 10-track LP called 1977. Not coincidentally at all, that happens to be the year of his birth, and Dream will be releasing it under his given name, Terius Nash. The classic art-inspired album cover, which appears to have a hidden clock face of some kind, reminds us of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne cover in pretentiousness alone. 1977 drops August 31.