New The-Dream – “IV Play”

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Over the past two years or so, we’ve taken great joy in a certain development in North American popular music. We’ve discussed it once before, and, after a few years of dismal monotony, pop music is (finally) getting weird again. Vocalists and producers are reaching further and further into unconventional territories and for the first time since Virginia Beach ran the charts, pop music is genuinely exciting again. Of course, much of this progress is occurring in the R&B realm and, hate or love his past work, The-Dream is at the pin point of this particular creative explosion. On May 28, Terius Nash will release his fifth studio album, IV Play, which will feature an impressive list of guest spots from Jay-Z, Beyonce, Pusha T, Fabolous and more. You can stream the title track below, a song that takes some pretty overt influence from Ginuwine’s “Pony” and R. era R. Kelly. Like most of The-Dream’s other work, both vocal and production, “IV Play” will sound incredible on a huge system and is sure to incite more than a little bump n grind action.

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