Grammy-nominated singer/producer The-Dream is continuing his plans to drop a new album next summer and has announced plans to cash in his chips with help from Jay-Z, Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and more.
Tentatively titled The Love, IV, Dream is focused on including an ample amount of collaborations this time around.
“This album is gonna have more features, which is unique for me, ’cause I usually don’t carry a lot of features,” Dream revealed in an interview. “I’m calling it out now. I’m cashing in my chips. I’m gonna try to get everybody, Wayne, [Kanye], Jay, Drake, Mary [J. Blige], anybody that I’ve worked with or [loaned] a hand to, I’m trying to get on my album.” (MTV)
Last week, Dream broke the news about his return to music after a previously announcing his retirement.
The-Dream might have claimed that last year’s Love King would be his final album, but it ain’t over yet. Last night at the premiere of Justin Bieber‘s 3D documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, the singer-songwriter revealed that his fourth album is in the works and should arrive by late summer. “Everybody’s calling for an album now, so I should have one out by August,” he told Quddus on the purple carpet. The “Baby” hitmaker is also burning with Bieber fever, sharing that he’s working on the teen idol’s next album alongside Danja, Kevin Cossom, and Kanye West. “We’ve actually been working on the next record, so I’ve been writing, just to get ready,” he said. (Rap-Up)
Last May, Dream credited his retirement decision on fans’ lack of appreciation for his work.
“Nope, there’s not another album, this is it,” Dream said in an interview with Ms. Drama. “Nobody appreciates music so I’m out. I’m out. I’m good, so take that. Like [Jay-Z] said, maybe y’all will remember me when I fade to black. So it’s out.” (Ms Drama TV)
Dream’s last solo album, Love King, debuted within the Top 5 releases last summer.
R&B singer The-Dream’s Love King debuted on the charts this week at No. 4. Making this his final album, Dream’s new record has shelled out 58,700 pieces. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out some past Dream footage down below: