The-Dream Departs Def Jam

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The-Dream has closed a chapter on his career. After seven years at Def Jam, the singer-songwriter has parted ways with the label.

He made the announcement on Instagram, posting a photo of the Def Jam logo along with the following message: “I will miss this logo. It all started here! Love Everything that I achieved there, EXODUS THE-DREAM #exodusthedream.”

He released five albums on the label including his 2007 debut LoveHate, 2009′s Love vs. Money, 2010′s Love King, and the commercial release of his mixtape, Terius Nash: 1977. Last year, he dropped his final Def Jam release with IV Play.

The-Dream was named Executive Vice President of A&R at Def Jam in 2012 and produced hits for the label’s artists including Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Mariah Carey.

While he didn’t explain the reason behind his departure, he did hint at new things to come.

“Let the New Tides bring The Things not yet seen!” said Dream. “There’s more where those came from!”



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12 Comments

  1. BeyonceIsAJoke

    Its about time!

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  2. Ice

    YESSS

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  3. BEDSTUYFLY

    FINALLY!

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  4. Raven-Symone

    Low selling albums do that to you…

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  5. NICKI MINAJ

    After hearing Iggy’s music.

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  6. valerie

    isn’t he the one that wrote that, all the single ladies, mess they claimed was a hit, but no one bought it i know of.

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    NICKI MINAJ Reply:

    @valerie, It still went on to sell 4 million singles in the states and topped charts WW.

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  7. Kyle

    He has definitely established himself to the point where he doesn’t need Def Jam backing him anymore. This makes sense. “1V Play” was a good album IMO.

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  8. MusicStan

    Welp there goes Rihanna’s reign in hits…. Cause he wrote a lot of her hits and he departing def jam kinda make me wonder if he and jay-z have a fallen out… cause he ( jay-z) is still the president of def jam….

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    Ice Reply:

    @MusicStan, Jay-Z hasn’t been the president of Def Jam since 2007…

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  9. SJB

    Jay is gone. He been gone since 2011…

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  10. Old G

    Hov run Roc nation not def jam dummy lol

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