Aside from Game’s long-awaited ‘RED Album’, this week’s biggest (and best value) rap release was always going to be Terius ‘The-Dream’ Nash’s free-to-download new album, ’1977′. A real visionary behind the mixing desk (his penmanship and production fingerprints are all over Beyonce’s ’4′, Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’, Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’), The-Dream churns out soundscapes of molten hip-hop gold, renowned on his own solo work for his butter-soft voice and fluid, confessional lyrics.
Hear the above talents showcased below via opening ’1977′ track ‘Wake Me When It’s Over’, Dream’s post-divorce discussion of love and loss which seeks to give voice both to the embittered ex-husband, and the regretful guy reflecting on his own mistakes. This is R&B therapy at it’s most effective, folks.
Featuring, amongst other special guests, Pharrell Williams and Big Sean, download the full and free album here via The-Dream’s official site. Embossed metallic cover look familiar much? Anyone?
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