The-Dream Taps Mary J. Blige, Gucci Mane for ‘Love IV MMXII’

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The-Dream is a master of seduction. The R&B singer-songwriter takes his craft to the next level on his fourth album Love IV MMXII (previously titled The Love IV: Diary of a Madman). Rolling Stone previewed nine songs from the follow-up to 2010’s Love King, which features collaborations with Mary J. Blige and Gucci Mane. “Love IV blends braggadocio with seduction over heavily percussive, synth-driven soundscapes,” writes the magazine, which also notes his improved falsetto. Find out what you can expect.

The mid-tempo “Foreplay” recalls R. Kelly, while Terius rides the beat on the drum-heavy “Equestrian.” He takes it to the strip club on “Slow It Down,” where he croons, “I know they ain’t gonna play this on Top 40 radio.”

Mary J. Blige sings over violins on the introspective “Divine” and he balls out with Gucci Mane on the club banger “Paid,” which borrows a sample from Nino Brown in New Jack City.

“Katrina” is described as the “masculine counterpart to Beyoncé’s ‘Irreplaceable’,” while the Radio Killa takes thinly-veiled shots at his R&B counterparts The Weeknd and J. Holiday on “Talk That Shit.” “Y’all ni**as so disrespectful remixing my own shit,” he quips.

The-Dream keeps it real on “Ya’ll,” owning up to his flaws. “Sometimes even my cape needs dry cleaning,” sings the R&B superhero. “Crucify me if you want, but I won’t stop loving y’all.”

Love IV MMXII does not currently have a release date. A video for the first single “ROC” was released last month.

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14 Comments

  1. ed

    oh

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  2. Miles

    who cares, Dream sucks.

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    _iamjones Reply:

    @Miles, you suck

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  3. Ice

    Definite purchase.

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  4. @dirtypeaches

    I didn’t fall in love with The-Dream until “Love vs. Money” came out. His music is sooooo good. It’s visual. It’s futuristic.

    Definite cop!

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  5. Bluiee Kaurecsha

    Let see what He can bring to the table

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  6. Jorge

    Can’t fucking wait! The-Dream coming back so all you R&B artists need to sit down and watch the Love King do his thing.

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  7. Efraim

    The-Dream is a real artist.
    I hope LOVE IV MMXII will come back too soon.

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  8. Hugh

    Looking forward to it

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  9. Rap*

    Its funny how, people say ri and ciara etc. cant sing but nobody does about this non-singing dude.

    shame

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    Miles Reply:

    @Rap*, exactly!!!!

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  10. victor .. RaUll

    good, but where’s lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Kanye West on the album too????? : P

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  11. Jen

    this has been driving me crazy..I swear I heard a song on NYC Power 105.1 that was amazing which sounded exactley like The Dream and Mary J Blige so I’m wondering if it’s “Divine.” The song was that good, I’ve been searching for about an hour for it

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  12. Nathalia

    Lumea iubiriiGandurile mele se aduna aici inpreuma cu ale voastre pentru o lume mai buna, o lume a iubirii. Sa ascultam inpreuma glasul vietii, sa privim cum loveste apusul de soare pamantul, sa stergem lacrimile norilor, sa simtim aerul mangaindu-ne fetele, deslusind rostul vietii. Merita sa incercam si sa indraznim sa fim mai fericiti ! Nu vreau sa mai stiu nici unde, nici cum a inceput totul. Ii multumesc doar clipei care mi te-a daruit. La malul sufletului tau mi-am ancorat cu speranta inima. Nu stiam exact ce cautam dar am gasit un coltisor curat si primitor, de care, fara sa stiu, mi-era atat de dor. Mai lasa-ma sa stau o zi si timpul in loc am sa-l opresc. Viata mea este o poveste, destinul meu povestea nespusa a unei femei care s-a straduit sa nu oboseasca de atata trait. Cu zambetul croit sagalnic pe cele mai frumoase si iubite buze zambesc maine este mai mult decat o iluzie. Este o realitate minunata iar iubirea mi-o va face si mai fericita.

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