10 Essential The-Dream Tracks
Get reacquainted with the legendary singer/songwriter/producer.
Even though he has had quite the decorated career, his personal life has been rocky since he lost his mother at the tender age of 15. Yet through the ups and downs, tragedies and failed marriages, The-Dream has harnessed adversity to craft some of his most powerful and uplifting music.
The-Dream got his start in the industry working alongside Chicago’s R&B mega producer Laney Stewart in 2001. Some of his first major credits as a songwriter are for B2K and most notably Britney Spears’ hit “Me Against The Music” from her album In The Zone. Soon he would working with Stewart’s brother Chris “Tricky” Stewart, which led to his credit for Rihanna’s infinitely successful hit song “Umbrella” which won a Grammy for Song Of The Year.
By 2007, The-Dream was ready to go make a run at his solo career and subsequently signed with Def Jam Recordings and began work on his debut album Love Hate. The rest of his story is history, and we are going to do the best to cover his rich musical heritage in just 10 tracks.