The-Dream "IV Play" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist & Album Stream

posted Tuesday May 21 ,2013 at 09:50AM CDT | 42 comments

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UPDATE #3: The-Dream shares his "IV Play" with the public.

It appears that singer/producer The-Dream’s upcoming album now boasts a new title. While speaking with Billboard.com on the night of the Grammy’s, The-Dream revealed that instead of The Love IV, his album will now be titled Fourplay.

"May 7th, my album drops and the name is Fourplay," The-Dream revealed.

Fans can also expect the Fourplay-crafter to release the album’s first single this Thursday, Valentine’s Day.

During The Grammys, The-Dream also unknowingly became one of the most talked about artists of the night thanks to his choice in clothing. While accepting the award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “No Church In The Wild” the singer was poked fun of by Jay-Z who commented on the “swap meet” quality of The-Dream’s hat.

The singer-songwriter went on to reveal that he and Jay-Z tend to joke around and shared that even Beyonce wanted his “swap-meet” hats.

"[Jay-Z] was just digging on me, we do that. B had just said, she wanted both of these hats," said The-Dream.

(February 11)

UPDATE: Today, The-Dream's publicist revealed that IV Play will be releasing on Def Jam/Radio Killa Records on May 28. This is three weeks later than initially promised by the veteran singer/songwriter. Additionally, two artwork versions were released:

March 27)

 

UPDATE #2: According to HipHop-N-More, the tracklist to The-Dream's IV Play is as follows:

 

1. High Art (Feat. Jay-Z)
2. IV Play
3. Equestrain
4. Pussy (Feat. Big Sean & Pusha T)
5. Turnt (Feat. Beyonce & 2 Chainz)
6. Where Have You Been (Feat. Kelly Rowland)
7. Too Early (Feat. Gary Clark Jr.)
8. Michael
9. Loving You/Crazy
10. New Orleans
11. Self-Conscious
12. Holy Love
13. Outro
14. Slow It Down (Feat. Fabolous)
15. Divine
16. Y’All
17. Tron

May 14)

 

UPDATE #3: The-Dream and Def Jam Records has posted individual IV Play songs to Vevo. The last three songs, "Divine," "Y'all" and "Tron" were not included. These may be Deluxe Edition exclusives, or specific to an retailer.

 

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  • Anonymous
    30-40k the first week
  • Mario
    This album is really bad...nowhere near what it should've / could've been
    • Anonymous
      thats why i just downloaded it
  • Anonymous
    dream the next mj
  • Jason Bourne
    Let me start by saying I am a major Dream fan; however, this album was so disappointing that I no longer know where The- Dream is musically. I really want to forget about this album. The most Ironic thing about this album is that The-Dream titles it IV Play, but he could give a fuck about the foreplay. In the entire album he actual never really deals with having foreplay because he is too in a rush to get straight to it. This album contains way too much auto-tune. The-Dream does auto tune in all of his albums, but this was an overdose. The-Dreams songs sound stronger without auto-tune; simply, because it is the intensive beat production coupled with his melodic use of harmonized layered vocals that propels his music to perfection. I actually do not care for auto-tune, but The- Dream insists on having it in his music, so I accept it. I have heard such tracks as Sex Intelligent and Right Side of My Brain without auto-tune, and they sound better. Furthermore, IV Play has too many guest appearances, and I am used to The-dream having only one or two features on an album, which is what I prefer. Aside from Kelly Rowland on Where Have you been, The-Dream could have saved all the other features. Stand out tracks include: Michael, Where Have You Been, IV Play, Slow It down, and Holy Love. Michael, an ode to Michael Jackson, has very little to do with Michael Jackson, and more about how much more The-Dream would like to fuck (and not make love) to a girl rather than some other guy. Michael is very reminiscing of Veteran from the Love King Deluxe addition, but better. It is better mostly because of his hook on the song, which starts she got me singing like. On the song Where Have You Been, The-Dream teams up with Kelly Rowland to deliver a rather good song. However, Kellys half of the song overshadows the Dreams, which makes Kelly standout on the song. It actually should be one of Kellys songs featuring The-Dream, as by the end he seems to fade into the background vocals of the song. In IV Play The-Dream chants I can give a fuck about the foreplay I want it now, forsaking the title of the album. The song is very good, but the breakdown of the song, as with many of The-Dreams songs, is better. The breakdown of IV Play makes one wonder what new idea will sprout from the breakdown. Hopefully, whatever it is brings a hit like the breakdown of Ghetto from 1977 did when it gave birth to Beyonces Dance for you. Slow It Down has become The-Dreams self- proclaimed statement asking DJs and radio stations to slow down the music. Holy Love takes a more dark approach and starts off much like his productions on Love Without Tragedy for Rihanna. It seems as if The-Dream metaphorically substitutes his song writing and producing career for a woman deeming her the Holy Love. More importantly, I am highly disappointed that Body Work/ Fuck My Brains Out, Roc, and Dope Bitch did not even make it to the deluxe addition of IV Play, as each one of these songs were damn near better than all of the songs on the album. With the exception of Dope Bitch( which can be argued for), the songs fit in perfectly with the theme of the album. Roc is actually about foreplay, because in the song The-Dream alludes to having sex that he has not had. It really complements the idea of foreplay. Body Work/ Fuck My Brains Out actually works to melodically tell a story about a girl who The- Dream hopes is right for him and his ex who thought she was a super freak. Not to mention, storytelling and conceptualization are two of the elements IV Play as an album is missing. Personally, I think Body Work/ Fuck My Brains Out sounds better when it is sped up. When sped up, the production on Body Work plays a thumping beat with piano rifts that complement, and Fuck My Brains Out strums an up-tempo Rick James/ Prince sounding guitar and drum tune. Dope Bitch, while blunt, is really just a great song that is album worthy. Dreams most powerful album by far was the Love King Deluxe addition. The additional songs make the album overpower his other albums (that are just as spectacular in their own right). His most conceptual and deepest album was Love vs. Money, and Love/Hate was a great introductory album. While IV Play has some good songs, this is the first album of The-Dreams I can honestly say I would give a bad rating.
    • Anonymous
      i got bored half way thru
  • Anonymous
    garbage cd no buzz at all
    • 2hellabad_4u
      bitch you stupid this cd is the shit
  • oooezzx
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLMm5mHVp_M
  • jmxxxx4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SCtyEOJy0A
  • 00oooxczz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ME4NhJMyG8
  • bevis n butt head
    uhhuuhhuh
  • bevis n butt head
    uhuhhuuhhuh
  • Anonymous
    what happened to the highly publicized track with R Kelly?
  • YESSIR
    I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR YET ANOTHER PUSHA T OR JAY COLLAB. ESPECIALLY, WHEN BIRDMAN AND LIL WAYNE ARE AVAILABLE. BUT I GUESS, SOME GUYS RATHER SETTLE FOR MEDIOCRITY. #PRAYFORBIRDMAN
  • FREDDYYY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYPoDFil1r0
  • dentaldamboy
    This shit sounds gay. Thank god Wayne doesn't want to work with him.
  • FREDDYYY
    this boy is little lost keffer soltherlyn you like worms how about some tremmers hahaaa
  • the predder
    hey little buddy have you seen swizz beats the kid with the back pack and skateboard oh its at the video game store playing t2 ok thanks.
  • bevis n butt head
    uhuhuhuh
  • bevis n butt head
    uhuhuhuhuuhuh
  • Flop
    this shit gonna get pushed back again
  • Anonymous
    no church in the wild is with Frank Ocean, what they talkin about!!
    • Fly money
      the dream co wrote no church in the wild anybody that writes or produces or even contribute to the title if the artist wins the grammy the producers and writers get one too you youn kids betta start learnin music instead of whos hot and whats poppin
    • anonymous
      Both of you are idiots! What they're saying is during Jay's Grammy speech he commented on The Dream's hat.
    • jpepsi
      Both of them are in the song. The falsetto vocals is The Dream you can recognize his voice right away..
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    http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:MTME1_Reflector_camera.jpg
  • ooooc4xxa00
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC1YuWwgKP4
  • MircoSykes
    Be paid weekly and earn like a boss. I just bought a great Chrysler, from earning $9844 this last 4 weeks and $10k last month. Its by far the easiest and without any doubt the most financially rewarding job I've ever had. I actually started ten months ago, and practically, straight away got at least $81p/h! This is what I do - Epic2.com_
  • The-Dream - IV Play
    1. Starlight 2. Rolling Thunder 3. Slick Rick (feat. 2 Chainz) 4. Flesh 5. Slow It Down (feat. Fabolous) 6. Lust 7. Waterfall Tears 8. Evening Air 9. Love Your Boy (feat. Big Sean) 10. Cola Bottles 11. Pain 12. Bright Lights (feat. Kanye West)
    • truth
      This is why nobody shouldnt pay attention to these fake tracklisting, not even one song is on the official tracklist, kill yourself
    • White powder
      Fuck you nigger
  • Anonymous
    Dream can't sing for shit, but a good songwriter. Underrated
    • Whorida
      Agreed, and he got a fine ass wife
  • Come On
    One of my favorite atist of all time, and Surpremely Underated By most. can't wait for this album anybody who listened to the dream throught out his career knows that "The Weekend" bit his style, I'm saying that and I'm canadian!! he's from where I'm from Toronto! just got to be real about it tho.
  • Hip Hop Fan
    All the money this dude makes and he goes like a bum to the grammys. Jay was right to clown The Dream up on stage making Jay and Frank Ocean all embarrassed to be associated with the clown
    • Hip Hop Fan
      Now I can see why Hip Hop is always snubbed for television. Stuff like that...lol
  • BLACK
    YO... I'M HERE FOR THE SWAP MEET HATS.
  • Anonymous
    wtf is this guy wearing to the grammys? a beanie with a hat over top? who else saw jay-z diss him in his speech? LOL
    • Anonymous
      The joke really was not funny at all. Actually it was corny as hell, but it did come at the right time
  • Danny
    About time cant wait for this to drop been nearly 3 years in the making he's so underrated for his work if it wasn't for him half of roc nation wouldn't have hits great rnb artist and amazing song writer
    • Anonymous
      Co-sign. Dude is mad underrated. He has yet to disappoint as far as music goes.