R&B singer The-Dream has promised to quit making albums after the release of his next project, Love King, due to the fans’ lack of appreciation toward music.
From Dream’s perspective, fans have not learned to appreciate music.
“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 said, maybe y’all will remember me when I fade to black. So it’s out.” (Ms Drama TV)
Last month, Dream contemplated making another album called Love/Affair.
Dream also addressed rumors of a fourth record in the works that sprang after he tweeted on March 27, “Love/Affair?” “We was having a conversation in the studio, about how if I would do another album, I would name it Love/Affair. Funny thing is, my computer was open and someone else typed it in. They put it in with a question mark and I was like ‘Why did you do that? They’re going to think it was me,'” he says. “I would have a big chance of wanting to do one if I was able to turn it into a movie like Purple Rain. Nobody wants to see someone do another album just lyrically based. When I’m telling a story, I’d much rather have someone see it,” he says. “But I don’t even know if I’m going to do Love/Affair. If I can do the movie then Love/Affair would be the soundtrack to that movie.” (VIBE)
Dream compared his retirement to former NBA superstar Michael Jordan‘s back in 2003 last March.
“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)
In January, Dream said the new album outmatches his previous efforts.
“Love King 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! RadiokillaRecords.” (The-Dream’s Twitter)
Despite not receiving a Grammy nomination this year, Dream’s sophomore album debuted within Billboard’s Top 5 last spring.
Love vs. Money debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 151,000 copies in its first week. It also entered at number one on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number three on its Top Digital Albums chart in March 2009. In its second week, the album fell two positions to number four on the Billboard 200 with 56,000 copies sold. In its third week, the album fell nine spots and sold an additional 35,967 copies, and in its fourth week, it fell to number 19 and sold 27,972 more copies. Love vs. Money spent a total of 17 weeks on Billboard 200 chart. By May 2009, it had sold 331,000 copies in the United States, according to SoundScan. (Wikipedia)
Check out The-Dream’s interview below: