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The-Dream – “IV Play”

As with most music from The-Dream, hearing this for the first time on computer speakers is not recommended. I got to hear "IV Play," along with nine other tracks that will appear on his upcoming album of the same name, last week in a Chelsea studio with an impressive sound system and sufficient bass i… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 8, 2013

The-Dream – “Slow It Down” Video (Feat. Fabolous)

"Slow It Down" is the new single from the human R&B song factory The-Dream, and it's about how everyone should stop making fired-up top-40 EDM and make some slower, sexier songs instead. So naturally, the video isn't about any of that stuff; it's a narrative thing packed with '50s signifiers and romantic longing and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2013

The-Dream – “TRON”

I'm not sure anyone saw this one coming, but The-Dream's latest track -- on which he repeatedly insists, "I am R&B" -- isn't an R&B song at all. Rather, it's a hard-as-fuck rap rant with screwed-up vocals and a hectic synthetic beat that hits like an adrenaline needle to the heart. Who knew this guy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 14, 2013

The-Dream – “Slow It Down” (Feat. Fabolous)

For the sake of full disclosure, I am a super fan of The-Dream. I have been waiting for this single since he promised a fourth album by singing "6/7/2011, I'mma drop that Love Affair" on 2010's "Sex Intelligent (Remix)." June 7 of that year passed and there was no new record. Many release datesMore »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 15, 2013

The-Dream – “Wake Me When It’s Over” Video

Last year, The-Dream, recording as real name Terius Nash, released the free mixtape 1977. And later this month, he'll release a commercial version of it, complete with bonus tracks. And now he's got a video for the 1977 track "Wake Me When It's Over," with the video mirroring the song's lyrics about a relationshi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 6, 2012

The-Dream – “Tender Tendencies”

Here's another bonus cut from the forthcoming deluxe physical release of 1977, a slow-burning ballad called "Tender Tendencies." "My tendencies go off like alarms," Nash sings. Hear it below… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 26, 2012

The-Dream – “AK-47″

Radio Killa & Def Jam will release a commercial version of The-Dream's 2011 mixtape 1977, a collection that will feature two new songs. One of those surfaced today -- it's called "AK-47" -- and it's a pretty hard-hitting, catchy track where The-Dream compares his girl to an assault weapon (as you could imagine). I'm… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 15, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If you need a quick crash-course in why music videos are not what they once were, have a look at Alex Pappademas's celebration of the great Hype Williams in Grantland. Plenty of great music video directors are working today, but none of them are bringing the sheer opulent visual verve that Hype had at… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 20, 2012

The-Dream – “Dope Bitch” Video (Feat. Pusha T)

The-Dream's new video for the breezy summer single "Dope Bitch" has a bunch of submachine guns, a few mountains of cocaine, and a group of models who apparently are willing to contort their bodies enough to spell out the song's title. Dream does not, evidently, have any hope of this thing getting airplay o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 17, 2012

Download jj High Summer EP

It's Midsummer's Eve in Sweden, so in celebration of that national holiday, Swedish indie pop duo jj dropped an EP called High Summer. It follows in the tradition of stuff like "Beautiful Life," a song that imposes rap and pop conventions onto their blissful, hazy sound. The second song, "10," samples The-Dream's "ShortyMore »

By: Corban Goble / June 22, 2012

The-Dream – “Dope Bitch” (Feat. Pusha T)

The latest single from The-Dream is making the rounds this morning, and it's an easy-swinging, midtempo jam called "Dope Bitch" that features Pusha T, who is in a little bit friendlier of a mood on this one. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 6, 2012

The-Dream – “Kill The Lights” Video (Feat. Casha)

The-Dream now has a video for his new soft-focus slow jam "Kill The Lights," which features recent protege Casha. In the clip, Dream and Casha both make their best sexyfaces, and lots of lightbulbs explode. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 29, 2012

Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

HBO's medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season's plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions' ongoing clobbering of one another (#TeamRobb). But, yet another mantle is up for grabs, one that involves absolutely nobody getting their head cut off; the claim to "your album of the… More »

By: Stereogum / March 29, 2012

The-Dream – “Kill The Lights” (Feat. Casha)

As The-Dream preps his oft-delayed new record for spring release, he's been filling up the Twitter feed lately by defending Rihanna, congratulating his ex-wife on Twitter, dropping a new video and a mere day later, dropping another new song, an extra-slow-jam called "Kill The Lights" featuring protege Casha. Listen to the track… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 24, 2012

The-Dream – “ROC” Video

The-Dream just put out a video for January single "ROC," and it's a pool party! Any excuse to throw a pool party is a great excuse, so I'm all in on that concept. Also, just curious, but blurring out brand text on tees and hats is still a thing? Evidently so. Watch the cli… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 23, 2012

The-Dream – “ROC”

In order to tide us over until The Love IV: Diary Of A Mad Man dropped, Terius Nash -- The-Dream -- put out 1977, an underrated, free mixtape at the end of the summer last year. The Love IV, which was supposed to be out last fall, got pushed back, but today Nash put… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 5, 2012

Terius Nash – “Ghetto” Video (Feat. Big Sean)

Like a lot of songs on his free album, 1977, Terius Nash's new video for "Ghetto" is sorta shapeless. But, also like the album, it has its heart in the right places and exudes an effortless, lazy strength (riding bikes, singing in front of cars with a Solo cup that matches the car color, etc). More »

By: Corban Goble / October 24, 2011

The 10 Best Indie Rock Beyoncé Covers

It's going to be impossible to claim that Beyoncé Knowles has "quietly" put together a vicious song catalog, stocked with everything from heart-wrenching ballads to shamelessly fun bangers, but she has done it without some of the fanfare associated with other pop stars. And, you know, the musical work is stellar; it make… More »

By: Stereogum / October 14, 2011

Terius Nash – “Long Gone” Video

Last month, R&B lothario-auteur The-Dream gave his alias a break and released the free online album 1977 as Terius Nash, his government name. Now, he's given us a video for the forlorn 1977 breakup track "Long Gone." It's a pretty standard melodramatic R&B video, with bad acting and all-white backgrounds and a close-up shot… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 21, 2011

Download Terius Nash 1977

Terius Nash, better known as The-Dream, is one of the most prolific hitmakers and producers in pop music. Yesterday we heard his new single "Wake Me When It's Over," and earlier this morning he offered the entire album it comes from, 1977, as a free download. Head to Nash's website to grab the… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 31, 2011