Grammy-nominated singer The-Dream recently explained why his upcoming album, Love King, will likely be his final release.
Dream compared his retirement to former NBA superstar Michael Jordan‘s back in 2003.
“It’s the last album, period,” he said in an interview. “I really would like it to be the last one if I could — in a perfect world…In the back of my mind, I’m thinking a fighter fights. You don’t retire on top. [Michael] Jordan didn’t retire on top. I’m not saying I’m the best [like him], but I’m the best at what I can do. And I can stop now and say, ‘This album is pretty good.'” (MTV)
Last January, Dream said the new album outmatches his previous efforts.
“LoveKing is the best of the Three albums And Its FINISHED!,” he wrote regarding his final album, Saturday (January 16) morning. “Pre-Order and buy from a brand you can Trust! Radiokilla Records.” (The-Dream’s Twitter)
Over the summer, he detailed why a third solo project would be his final.
“I’m almost finished with LoveKing,” Dream revealed in an interview. “It’s the third album and my final album, actually. I’m not doing an album after that. I’ve accomplished what I’ve accomplished. I feel like I’d rather kill The-Dream than somebody else kill me. So that’s the big headline there, killing The-Dream…It’s over with, so nobody has to worry about ‘Has he lost it,’ ‘When’s it gonna drop,’ ‘Where’s it at.’ I’m giving you the last record ’cause I said it was the last record before you telling me which one is the last record. I’ll just tell you.” (The Hip Hop Chronicle)
Dream’s last album debuted within Billboard’s Top 5 last spring.
Hitmaker The-Dream has made his return to the charts as Love vs. Money debuted at No. 2. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the singer’s sophomore Def Jam release opened up with 151,500 copies after its first seven days in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out some recent The-Dream footage below: