the-dream-3 the-dream-3

The-Dream Calls 'Love King' Hate 'Psychological'; Talks Rumored 4th Album

Though The-Dream’s third album Love King was at the top of just about every music critic's most anticipated albums list for 2010, many felt that the Grammy award winner’s lead single sounded like a weak rehashing. But The-Dream believes his received criticism has nothing to do with the actual music.

“I think it’s more psychological than anything,” he told VIBE at the Def Jam offices yesterday. “Somebody can make a song that sounds exactly like me and people will like it, but when it’s mine, they hate on it and say ‘This sounds like something Dream would do three years ago.’ If it’s somebody else doing my shit though, then it’s hot because they’ve never done it before. They’re like ‘Oh man this dope. This guy is really doing it’ [laughs]. 

“So I mean that’s flattering, but it’s a psychological thing. We change our minds so much now that we don’t know one thing from another. And the people who comment aren’t people that buy my album. Those are people who just listen and keep it moving. They listen and they free download and they ride on out.”

The 31-year-old also quipped that he embraces the hate received from “Love King,” as a reminder that his prominence is climbing. “I think the more hating you get starts because you’re actually getting bigger,” he says.“I saw a coach the other day and he said something that I truly believe in… ‘Nobody wants to see somebody win that much.’ The ones that are with you even start to say ‘Okay that’s enough’ and then want to explore the human side of you and see if you can fail. But that doesn’t bother me. I love it.”

 


"Somebody can make a song that sounds exactly like me and people will like it, but when it’s mine, they hate on it"
 

Dream—who stated to MTV News in March that Love King would be his final album—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.

But that doesn’t guarantee a fourth album is en route—unless a certain necessity is met. “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 than Love/Affair would be the soundtrack to that movie.”

Aside from music, photos of The-Dream’s wife, Christina Milian, and their one-month-old daughter, Violet, were published in Us Weekly yesterday. The new husband told VIBE he’ll “probably end up with eighty kids some type of way.”

The-Dream also premiered the music video for “Love King” yesterday, and is readying two other visuals for the single, featuring Ludacris and Jeezy. —Tracy Garraud


CHECK BACK MONDAY FOR VIBE'S FULL Q&A WITH THE-DREAM 

From the Web

More on Vibe

Getty Images

Tory Lanez Sued For Alleged Attack In Miami Nightclub

Tory Lanez is facing legal trouble over an alleged altercation that went down inside Miami’s LIV nightclub last year. Christopher “Prince” Harty, an up-and-coming artist and Miami promoter who appeared on Love & Hip-Hop: Miami claims that Lanez attacked him last November.

The onetime reality star alleges that Lanez, along with his entourage and security team, punched and attacked him in the nightclub. According to reports, Prince claims to have suffered blunt force trauma to his head, neck, and chest, in addition to contusions, bruises and anxiety, as a result of the incident. He is suing for unspecified damages.

“They backed me into a corner, and once I was there, they started stomping on me, jumping me,” he recalled to NBC Miami.

He believes that the friction stemmed from an Instagram post about music. “They felt that I was insinuating that they stole the record from me, and I was just like, no, I would never do that, that was never my intention. I had no issue with him at all.”

A portion of the incident was captured on cellphone video. Prince stated that he knew Lanez prior to the run-in, and helped get him into clubs before.

His attorney, Marwan Porter of Porter Law Firm, called the violent incident “a chronic problem” with Lanez who is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in July. The 28-year-old recording artist has yet to publicly address either incident.

Hear more from Prince in the video below.

Continue Reading
Prince Williams/Wireimage via Getty Images

Cardi B Opens Up About Filing For Divorce From Offset

Cardi B took to Instagram Live on Friday (Sept. 18) to air out a few things about filing for divorce from Offset.

The Bronx rapper made it clear that she didn’t file for divorce as a publicity stunt to promote her upcoming album. “I’m not doing it for clout and on top of that I don’t need stunts to sell music,” she said. “I’m not [trying to] brag but don’t ever say I’m doing anything for clout. My first album is three-times platinum and I didn’t need no stunts to do that. My [“Wap”] single is no. 1 worldwide why would I need stunts to sell music? I don’t need stunts — [especially] when it comes to family — to sell anything, so don’t play yourself.”

As for the reason for the divorce filing, the estranged couple simply grew apart. “Nothing crazy out of this world happened, sometimes people really do grow apart. I been with this man for four years. I have a kid with this man, I have a household with this man…sometimes you’re just tired of the arguments and the build up. You get tired sometimes and before something happens, you leave.”

“I just wanna' be a free bird,” Cardi said after questioning whether people secretly want infidelity to be the reason for the split.

“I am the f**king clout,” she added. “I never needed anything. I never needed no stunts to sell sh*t.Why would I need anything to sell my next album?”

Speaking of the new album, Cardi has been indecisive about choosing her next single because “WAP” did so well. “That means that my second single has to be even better.”

Towards the end of her venting session, Cardi reiterated that she’s focusing on her work, and revealed that she's starting new business for her daughter Kulture.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by HIPHOLLYWOOD (@hiphollywood) on Sep 18, 2020 at 10:23pm PDT

Continue Reading
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Barack Obama Announces Release Date For ‘A Promised Land’ Memoir

Following the mega-success of his wife’s Becoming release, Barack Obama is poised to debut his own memoir, A Promised Land, this fall. The former president made the literary announcement on Twitter on Thursday (Sept. 17).

“There’s no feeling like finishing a book and I’m proud of this one,” Obama tweeted while explaining that he tries to give an “honest account” of his presidency in the book. The release will also touch on “the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our division and make democracy work for everybody.”

There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one. In 'A Promised Land,' I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody. pic.twitter.com/T1QSZVDvOm

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 17, 2020

The highly anticipated and introspective release takes readers on a “compelling journey” and details Obama’s “improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world.” Included in the memoir are striking personal details about his political education, as well as landmark moments from his first term presidency.

The Obamas secured the reported $60 million book deals around a year after ending their tenure in the White House. Michelle Obama’s book became the best-selling memoir in history.

A Promised Land is currently available for pre-order at Obamabook.com. The memoir will be released on Nov. 17.

Continue Reading

Top Stories