yes, he's one of the people that needs to gtfo
― some dude, Thursday, 15 March 2012 00:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
no one posted this yet?!
"Foreplay": A nostalgic mid-tempo number with electric guitars and thumping percussion that begs for comparisons to The-Dream's freaky-R&B forebear, R. Kelly.
"Equestrian": Ginuwine's "Pony" gets a redux with pounding drums. "I love the way you ride/Equestrian," The-Dream croons, his falsetto blending effortlessly over the beat. He even toys with his lower register, a welcome distraction from the song's hackneyed "Giddy up" outro. During this listening session, The-Dream closed his eyes and began winding and shimmying by himself to the track.
"Loving You": In which The-Dream loves so hard, it becomes downright aggressive. Vocals, synths, guitars and yearning lyrics undulate together to the brink of insanity, and yet it never sounds cacophonous. "I can't take all the credit, the cocaine had a lot to do with it," The-Dream mused afterward, presumably joking.
"Slow It Down": "I know they ain't gonna play this on Top 40 radio," The-Dream dares on this strip club-ready song about rolling, grinding and myriad other forms of gyration.
"Divine," featuring Mary J. Blige: Booming theatrics lead off one of the album's most introspective cuts. "As the seats recline/This is divine," The-Dream murmurs, contemplating success. Blige provides only ancillary vocal coos over lush violins, creating an airy effect.
"Paid," featuring Gucci Mane: Kickstarted with a sample from the gangster flick New Jack City (Nino Brown's famous quote: "The fruit of our hard work/Am I my brother's keeper?"), "Paid" is a requisite hip-hop banger about balling with just $100 in your pocket. Gucci Mane delivers a formidable verse: "If I could/I'd give a hug to the money," he croaks. "I think I was doing that while I was doing crack," The-Dream laughed while playing the track.
"Katrina": A masculine counterpart to Beyoncé's "Irreplaceable," this chest-pounding, unfinished song encourages men to move on from bad relationships. "This is strictly for my niggas," The-Dream croons – though, to be fair, the women present found the song to be irresistible.
"Talk That Shit": Cue the subliminal shots! "Talk That Shit" is a veiled jab at new-generation R&B weirdos who have been heavily influenced by The-Dream's style. "Y'all niggas so disrespectful remixing my own shit," he blasts before jumping into a medley of his hits, from "Fancy" to "Shawty Is a 10." Although The-Dream wouldn't reveal any specific names, chatter during the session implied that "Bed" singer J. Holiday and The Weeknd were possible targets.
"Y'all": "If this ain't the realest thing I ever wrote," sings The-Dream on this markedly sensitive, vulnerable number, where he spills his guts about his oft-beleaguered reputation as an artist, father and man. The self-anointed "Superman" admits that, yes, even he has flaws – "Sometimes even my cape needs dry cleaning" – before making peace with himself, concluding, "Crucify me if you want, but I won't stop loving y'all."
― handy ban (lou), Thursday, 15 March 2012 18:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
thank you lou!
― 3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 15 March 2012 18:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
album sounds sufficiently hilarious!
― 3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 15 March 2012 18:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
i had almost forgotten this was happening! when is it due?
― art dealin' thru the west coast (tpp), Thursday, 15 March 2012 18:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
― goole, Thursday, 15 March 2012 19:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
Although The-Dream wouldn't reveal any specific names, chatter during the session implied that "Bed" singer J. Holiday and The Weeknd were possible targets.
What about "Baby" singer Justin Bieber or "Just Like Me" singer Jamie Foxx?
― Andy K, Thursday, 15 March 2012 19:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
remember when the-dream was beefing with chris brown before it was cool
― 3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 15 March 2012 19:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
When he embarrassed him at the Freaky Forebears Waterpark dunk tank.
― Andy K, Thursday, 15 March 2012 19:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm shocked the album exists in something resembling a finished state this far out from its scheduled release. Usually when I review R&B albums, I get the sense they were hastily finalized about two weeks before they hit shelves, if that.
― Evan R, Thursday, 15 March 2012 20:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
really? i haven't gotten that impression w/ most major label albums, a lot of them seem to be sitting on the shelf for a minute and then get a few of-the-minute rappers thrown on at the last minute
― some dude, Thursday, 15 March 2012 21:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
is the writer sure that the lyric "sometimes even my cape needs dry cleaning" is a Superman reference?
a superman that hoe reference
― The Reverend, Thursday, 15 March 2012 22:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
wow i can deal with mary j and gucci for sure. no drake? big sean? etc? please let this be true
― been to lots of college and twitter (k3vin k.), Thursday, 15 March 2012 22:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
During this listening session, The-Dream closed his eyes and began winding and shimmying by himself to the track.
This is amazing
― boxedjoy, Thursday, 15 March 2012 23:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
his weird self-imploding ripple dance is still playing in my head when i close my eyes, since i saw him do it to fast car on that tour video a couple of days back.
― Evan R, Thursday, 15 March 2012 20:06 (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
otm!, it is encouraging, particularly because the view we got into his process when he made his free record made it sound super flexible. i mean i guess it isn't finished but at least there are big chunks done that he's ready to go play out with.
also the weeknd said this guy looks like the hamburglar, feel like this should be posted itt
― john-claude van donne (schlump), Friday, 16 March 2012 11:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
April 17, apparently.
― Andy K, Friday, 16 March 2012 14:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
He looks like the hamburglar every day
― Wesley Crusher: Teenage F#ck Machine (forksclovetofu), Friday, 16 March 2012 14:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
"I'm going to work with Shakira at some point over the next couple of months," says The-Dream, "and she was always on my wish list, because she's another one of those females, a great female artist." As for his dream of working with Chris Martin of Coldplay? "That's just a Jay-Z phone call away," he says.
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 17 March 2012 16:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
i haven't been able to shake the impression of The-Dream as Jazze Pha's mini-me since the "Shawty Is A 10" video
dude didn't even have any real radio hits even as a writer for a year or two there, but "Love On Top" and "Birthday Cake" changed that, maybe he can stop his commercial tailspin after all
― some dude, Saturday, 17 March 2012 21:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah, he's lucky that something off that beyonce album finally hit
― 3hunn O))) (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 17 March 2012 21:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
So I saw The-Dream at the Fillmore Silver Spring last night, outside Washington DC. He had a drummer and 2 keyboard/synth players (one of whom also played bass). The-Dream alternated between singing live, and singing along or lip-synching with pre-recorded vocal tracks or letting the crowd sing while he asked for more Patrone. The show lasted for just an hour( $33 admission). He did dance and strut energetically. He's in tour mode: was wearing the same Oakland Raiders cap, black sunglasses, black jacket, and Roc-a-Fella Records necklace I read that he wore in NYC at SOBs.He again proclaimed himself "the realest" out there, and grumbled more about the fakes who have imitated him in the last two years. Much of the crowd did not seem enthused with the cover of "Beat that p*ssy up". I didn't like it. It was alternately sad and comical watching him go overboard in his attempt to be a swaggering 2012 era foul-mouthed star, or maybe that was part of his Marvin Gaye for 2012 mad at my ex shtick. I forgot the name of the other mad at his ex song he did. "Walking on the Moon," "Shawty", "Falsetto," "Kill the Lights," "Rockin' that ..." all went over better. He had a woman singer come onstage and do a song and a half(the latter was part of Kanye's "All of the Lights" that I think he assisted in writing).
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 18 March 2012 14:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
^^ valuable dispatch from somewhere outside the borders of Teriustan
― some dude, Sunday, 18 March 2012 14:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
as a recovering terius stan i have no real desire to see him live. his twitter makes him seem like a clown
― art dealin' thru the west coast (tpp), Sunday, 18 March 2012 17:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
Just realized how badly Chris Brown's "Strip" bites "Rockin' That Shit."
― Evan R, Monday, 19 March 2012 00:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
The freelancer reviewing him for the Washington Post was now wowed either. She and Caramanica in the NY Times were harsh on Nash's vocals. I'm less concerned with him not having Al Green's range and more with what he was singing, his cliched between song patter, and with his reliance on the backing vocal tracks. He's a great songwriter though.
― curmudgeon, Monday, 19 March 2012 12:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
gotta say i'm leaning towards becoming a "recovering terius stan" too. not saying he'll be useless from here on in obv, i'm sure there'll be great stuff to come, but the god period, the imperial phase, is over
― lex pretend, Monday, 19 March 2012 13:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
Away from a stage and his twitter, he might still be able to write and record strong material
― curmudgeon, Monday, 19 March 2012 14:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
that's how it usually works, yeah
― some dude, Monday, 19 March 2012 17:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
i had an absolute blast at the show tonight
― come on a #KONY (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 25 March 2012 05:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
i think we were lucky that we saw him after he had played a few weeks of dates... he obv can't really sing but he was great on stage and the band was good, none of the tracks sounded like ass or were turned into linkin park tracks.
the set was pretty heavy on LH & LVM, i don't think he played any album tracks off LK, tho he did do one of the ones of 1977 that i don't remember. singles got the best responses but like when he dropped into the rap on "fancy" the entire crowd was spitting w/ him, it was kinda nuts.
also he did "i luv your girl" -> loverance which was hilarious and pretty awesome
anyway it wasn't a mindblowing show but it was really fun just to be in a big room full of people that knew all the songs and all the words and it was appropriately goofy and all that
― J0rdan S., Sunday, 25 March 2012 05:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
also he ended w/ "rockin that shit" which was prob the biggest response then he went off for a sec and came back for "let me see the booty" which was pretty hype. but i love that song.
― J0rdan S., Sunday, 25 March 2012 06:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
Kicking myself for not driving down to this show tonight; totally forgot about it :(
― Evan R, Sunday, 25 March 2012 07:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
so weird to think of him closing w/ his biggest hit and then encoring with the flop that the other song was a face-saving recovery from
― internet somebody (some dude), Sunday, 25 March 2012 14:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
yes, very weird
― dayo, Sunday, 25 March 2012 14:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
it was an incredible act of defiance
― J0rdan S., Sunday, 25 March 2012 14:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm always shocked when setlists aren't structured in reverse order of chart performance
― Evan R, Sunday, 25 March 2012 15:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
he came on stage and did a bit of "love vs money" ("when love is a problem" repeated) then went right into "shawty is a 10" which got the crowd going, then he did "fast car" -> 90 seconds or so of "nikki"... then i think he did "kill the lights" and let casha do that cover from 1977. then i think he did "falsetto" (while miming getting head w/ the mic as his dick, obv)
― J0rdan S., Sunday, 25 March 2012 16:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
he also did "falsetto" in the middle of the set, did the "gangsta luv" and "throw it in the bag" hooks, did "roc your body" (this sounded good) "walkin on the moon" (this sounded surprisingly great), "purple kisses"... was surprised that he didn't do "yamaha" tho
― J0rdan S., Sunday, 25 March 2012 16:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
also all the house music was songs that he'd written for other artists
then i think he did "falsetto" (while miming getting head w/ the mic as his dick, obv)
― J0rdan S., Sunday, March 25, 2012 12:43 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark
having a lot of trouble imagining how this could happen
― dayo, Sunday, 25 March 2012 16:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
yea 'walking on the moon' was a highlight i recall too
kinda pissed i didnt get a 'let me see the booty' "encore", otherwise hes prob doin the same set everywhere more or less
― johnny crunch, Sunday, 25 March 2012 16:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah i think he's been doing the same set
i was with some friends that had been checking the setlists and once he finished w/ "rockin that shit" they were like "that's it, he's done" but then he came out for "let me see the booty" so i guess it was something he was feeling last night or w/e
― J0rdan S., Sunday, 25 March 2012 16:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
― dayo, Sunday, March 25, 2012 12:47 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark
he held the mic at his crotch like it was his dick and sorta like... idk slowly humped the air while moving his hand on the mic. it was bizarre, obv.
― J0rdan S., Sunday, 25 March 2012 16:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
o - who was doing the singing, or was it piped in?
― dayo, Sunday, 25 March 2012 16:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
there was a backing track but he was signing def singing. he let the crowd do a lot tho.
― J0rdan S., Sunday, 25 March 2012 16:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
― J0rdan S., Sunday, March 25, 2012 12:44 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark
that's pretty cool imo -- i'm always surprised artists w/ a big catalog of side projects or whatever that don't do something like that when playing live
― internet somebody (some dude), Monday, 26 March 2012 13:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
Terius Nash @MrTeriusNashShout out to my nigga Carlos "Los" Mckinney who Produce this record with Me!
― if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Thursday, 29 March 2012 01:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Evan R, Thursday, 29 March 2012 21:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
I can't disagree with this YouTube commenter:
she sexy but cant sing.. he fuxn her dats y she on da track.. but she soo fineofficialdollface14 2 hours ago
― Evan R, Thursday, 29 March 2012 22:00 (1 year ago) Permalink