It’s a celebration. The-Dream commemorates the 10-year anniversary of his debut album Lovehate with the previously unreleased song “It’s Yo Birthday.”
Over mid-tempo production, King Dream serenades his girl on her birthday, while staying as raunchy as ever. “It’s yo birthday,” he sings. “We gon’ start at eight, you better not be late / We gon’ celebrate, I get the first taste / And we gon’ end this party in your favorite place.”
Released in 2007, Lovehate featured appearances from Fabolous (“Shawty Is Da Shit”) and Rihanna (“Livin’ a Lie”), as well as the singles “Falsetto” and “I Luv Your Girl.”
At the time, The-Dream said that he was out to change the musical landscape. “Music is uninspiring right now,” he explained. “The bar needs to be raised; a creative standard should be set in music. I’m hoping that the real quality in these songs shines through, and leaves a sounding impact on the listeners.”
A decade later, he reflected on his breakout project. “On this Day 10 Years Ago,” he wrote. “#happybirthday #LoveHate #TheDream Love Hate Changed Everything! Like it or Not!”
Taking to Instagram, The-Dream revealed that not only is “It’s Yo Birthday” a celebration of Lovehate, it’s also a sign of things to come. “Sextape Vol1 coming,” he teased. “RADIOKILLA RECORDS 2017.”
In addition to a possible mixtape, The-Dream is crafting his long-awaited album Love Affair.