Disclaimer: I do not like Terius The-Dream Nash. We all have that one celebrity who rubbed us the wrong way that one time and we just never got over it. Look, I’m not even a big Christina Milian fan. Never bought an album (but do love Dip It Low), but for some reason I got reeeallly mad at The-Dream when he cheated on her, and they got divorced! I don’t know what it was, but I was just kinda done with him after that. Even now, when I hear one of his new songs I always, first, roll my eyes before fully listening to the track, lol. But after I found out that he produced that new Kelly Rowland song that I will never, ever get over and also played a big part in getting Kelly to actually share those powerful stories, I thought it was time to give some props where props are due. As a singer, songwriter, and producer, The-Dream is a triple threat in both R&B and Hip-Hop and–let’s be honest– his music makes for a pretty dope jam session. Click inside for some of your favorite songs, brought to you in part (or in full) by The-Dream!
1. Falsetto, written and performed by The-Dream
OMG, someone’s about to get sooo pregnant listening to this song, lmao! Seriously though. You need some protection while listening to Falsetto… which is why I love it! ‘Ooh, ooh, baby/ahh, ahh, ahh!‘ See? It’s the simple lyrics that do it sometimes.
2. Single Ladies, performed by Beyoncé, co-written and co-produced by The-Dream
Can you imagine your life without Single Ladies (the song, not the VH1 show that got cancelled, but was kinda fun while it lasted, but was def not as good as the song)? No, no you cannot. Stop tryna do the dance for two seconds, and listen to the production on this ish! So dope!
3. Nikki, performed by The-Dream
Okay, I just got put on to this throwback, and I’m so glad. His vocals don’t always do it for me, but the music is so effing good! And I love the bridge on this one. Throw in a lil’ chopped & screwed and I’m done off!
4. Umbrella, performed by Rihanna and Jay-Z, co-written by The-Dream
Ummm yeah. It’s okay if you forgot about the awesomeness that was Umbrella. Go ahead. Relive the magic. The-Dream is somewhere probably still enjoying the $15 million he got to write it so… that’s awesome for him, lol.
5. Hater, performed by The-Dream
OMG… the amount of times I’ve had to listen to this song blasting from the car thanks to certain people who shall remain nameless, who are obsessed with this song and don’t care if the kids are asleep when they blast it. LMAO. I know, I know. I sound like a hater. Kinda love this song though!
Click over for more of the dope production and stylings of The-Dream!