The hubbub on the virtual street today is that both mega-producer L.A. Reid (who has fostered giant acts like Mariah Carey, Pink and Justin Bieber) and R&B star The-Dream (who often likens women to motorbikes) have been fired from Island Def Jam Records due to “disappointing sales figures and exuberant spending.” Can’t wait for the… More »
Snoop Dogg’s new video for his track “Luv Drunk”, off his Malice ‘N’ Wonderland LP, looks like it was filmed on the same green screen as his @reply vid series. Unfortunately, we’re not as entertained by the hastily thrown together black-and-white clip—although we do have a craving for cognac after seeing Snoop shill it throughout… More »
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:: Christina Milian and The-Dream are separating after less than a year of marriage. It probably had something to do with this photo. [Rap-Up]
:: Saturday’s HARD LA music festival, featuring M.I.A. as the the headlining act, has been canceled due to safety concerns stemming from last month’s… More »
Last week was a slow one for new releases, and the new Billboard Top 200 Albums chart reveals that Scissor Sisters, The-Dream and 3OH!3 did little to slow Eminem’s Recovery roll. Marshall Mathers’ latest moved another 313,000 copies, bringing its two-week total to 1.1 million. See how the rest of the album tally played out… More »
Epic videos are all the rage nowadays, and it appears The-Dream has taken it as his mission to outdo them all, releasing a three-song music video with a trio of tracks from his Love King album, which dropped yesterday. Unfortunately, clocking in at 13 minutes (!), Dream’s thee-song story is a chore to get through,… More »
The-Dream hit the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage last night to perform his cheatin’ song “Make Up Bag.” His partner in crime T.I. wasn’t along for the ride this time (so sadly, we’re deprived of the classy line “I can’t help the broads want me”), but Dream had four sleek backup dancers in tow, each with… More »
The-Dream released a track called “Nikki” from his 2007 album Love Hate about his girl doing him wrong, but being able to move on once finding love with a woman with named Nikki. Apparently, things didn’t work out too well with Nikki, either, because for his upcoming Love King, Dream recorded a part two about… More »
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:: Courtney Love claims “I didn’t ask to be hated, I just don’t mind being a bitch.” Well, Courtney comes off as both a bitch and yet still lovable in her Behind the Music interview. (Warning: incredibly NSFW unless you want to wash your ears out with soap.) [PopEater]… More »
Is The-Dream’s new single “Yamaha” a Prince homage, or a complete Prince rip-off? We can’t tell, but there’s one thing we’re sure of: this song really sounds like Prince. And not new crazy Prince, either, but the early-80s sex machine’s synth-pop tunes. Listen below and judge for yourself.
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Why is The-Dream getting cursed out by his lady, who has “nothing but panties on”? Because he’s been out till 2 a.m. Patronin’, and comes home with lipstick on his collar and Chanel No. 5 all on his shirt. What’s a player to do? Hello? Simply drop five stacks on a Hermes make up bag. More »
“These walls is real thin, so if these walls could talk, they’d say congratulations, mazel tov,” Ludacris raps (while saying l’chaim with a bottle of—of course—his own brand of cognac, Conjure) in the vid for The-Dream’s remix for “Love King.” Are these two trying to usurp The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” as favorite hip-hop song… More »
The-Dream released the remix (no, not that remix, another remix) of the first single from his upcoming album, the title track “Love King.” This one features Ludacris rapping on the track, it’s better than both the original and the Young Jeezy remix. Listen below. … More »
After earning mixed-to-poor reviews for her unofficial single “Speechless”, Ciara is back with a proper track, and it’s a hot one. “Ride”, the “official” first track from her fourth album, isn’t going to win her any awards for subtlety (the hook is “He loves the way I ride it” — but it turns out she’s… More »
We know Ciara can do no wrong in front of the cameras, but what about in the studio? The R&B singer teamed up with The-Dream for “Speechless,” a single from her forthcoming fourth album (which will, not surprisingly, include production from The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, who oversaw much of Ciara’s Fantasy Ride). Listen to the mid-tempo love song… More »
Drake and The-Dream teamed up for the sultry boudoir-hopping slow-jam “Shut It Down” from Drizzy’s upcoming debut album Thank Me Later, and we’ll have to thank him later (much later) or this sprawling, unexciting and somewhat offensive track. Listen to it below.
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A pair of tracks from Christina Milian’s forthcoming Elope album have leaked, both of which were produced by Tricky Stewart and Milian’s Twitter-ranting husband The-Dream.
The first song, “I’m Sexy,” channels Janet Jackson circa, oh, the past nine year or so. Particularly, it has shades of Janet’s “All Nite (Don’t Stop)” and… More »
It’s been quite the high profile week for The-Dream. Not only did a wedding photo of the hit-making songwriter-producer and Christina Milian just surface, his Love vs. Money was also singled out in Time’s picks for the top albums of the year. Hopefully this calms him down after his recent Grammy snub.
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Because if this list of songs for his forthcoming untitled album (which is scheduled to hit stores on Sept. 29) is the real deal, I am already way too excited about Track No. 13 thanks to its title and its roster of guest stars. I mean, come on, doesn’t “Pregnant (feat. Tyrese, Robin Thicke, The-Dream… More »