R&B duets are indeed making a comeback!
The studio version of The-Dream and Kelly Rowland’s “Where Have You Been,” co-produced by Da Internz, certainly hits the mark.
Unfortunately, their live rendition on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was nothing to phone a friend about. Kelly subdues her vocals due to her friend’s limited singing ability, and they both bomb the chemistry test. Kelly, clad in light colors, is smiley and bubbly throughout the performance, whereas Dream, clad in all black, is dim and distant. Read More
Kelly Rowland is readying the release of another single, “Dirty Laundry,” despite neglecting “Kisses Down Low.” “Dirty Laundry” is due out on May 21st, a month ahead of Talk A Good Game’s June 18th release. A teaser for the record has been made available, along with the sexy album cover art. Read More
The-Dream has a strict itinerary—he makes love to his girl, then he gets high with his friends. At least this is what his Auto-Tune-drenched new single “High Art” suggests. The single includes a repetitive hook and features Jay-Z, who reiterates Dream’s schedule by referencing his bff Ty Ty and wife Beyoncé.
Jay is one of the many collaborators that will appear on Dream’s IV Play album. Beyoncé, Big Sean, Fabolous and Kelly Rowland, who is co-headling the “Lights Out” tour with Dream, are other announced features. Read More
The-Dream may not have been loyal to his ex-wives Nivea and Christina Milan, allegedly, but he is ride or die to Beyoncé, his play cousin. The “Single Ladies” writer told The Breakfast Club that he has blacklisted Keyshia Cole for “talking about [his] family.” After Bey dropped her trill buzz single, “Bow Down/I Been On,” Keyshia implicitly called her a hypocrite on Twitter. Read More
Jay-Z may be a 43-year-old, snapback-wearing, pants-sagging ex-drug dealer, but one thing is for certain–he represents black people, particularly rappers, well at predominately white events.
After The-Dream’s emotional “thank you” to his late mother and grandfather, the “Niggas In Paris” rapper roasted his good friend for stepping out like he “wasn’t raised right.” They were at the podium accepting the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Grammy for “No Church in the Wild.” Read More
The-Dream adds Radio Killa’s Casha to “Used To Be,” an emotionally charged record that appears on his 1977 album. The video’s concept follows the song’s lyrics–both of their love interests are more absorbed with blogs (probably this one), as opposed to spending quality time with each other. Read More
Beyoncé may have a taken a vow of silence on Twitter, but her random letters, Tumblr and Instagram photos makes up for it. The fashionable superstar became a walking exhibit when visiting Art Basel in Miami Beach.
Her husband Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland and mother Tina Knowles joined her for the multi-day exhibit. She later visited SoHo Beach Club with Jay, Kelly and The-Dream.
2 Chainz, who is surely riding high due to his Grammy nomination, has released a video for “Extremely Blessed,” a The-Dream-assisted single from his Based On A T.R.U. Story album. Neither artist appear in the video, but a story about a mother who works as a stripper to support her daughter is told. Think Wale’s “Ambitious Girl” with a dead-beat dad twist.
Meanwhile, The-Dream has re-packaged his 1977 project for a commercial release. He has released a visual accompaniment for “Wake Me When It’s Over,” a standout from the mixtape. The video follows the concept of the song–Dream is in a tumultuous relationship with a hostile woman that he loves dearly. 1977 is due out on December 18 via Radio Killa/Def Jam. Read More