The-Dream Leaves Def Jam
Published Jan 08, 2014Following five album releases, R&B producer/vocalist The-Dream has announced he's put an end to his seven-year stint at Def Jam.
The-Dream (a.k.a. Terius Nash) delivered the news earlier today (January 8) over Instagram, posting the label's iconic logo and writing "I will miss this logo. It all started here! Love Everything that I achieved there, EXODUS THE-DREAM #exodusthedream."
Despite the love he gave the label in that post, he also seemed critical of Def Jam, noting in separate posts that his 2010 set Love King was "Under appreciated [sic] and unfinished!" while cynically describing the commercial release of his 1977 mixtape as "the shareholders version."
While on Def Jam, The-Dream dropped 2007's Love/Hate, 2009's Love vs. Money, 2010's Love King, the 2012 commercial edition of 1977 as Terius Nash and 2013's long-delayed IV Play. He also had a hand in major hits like Rihanna's 2007 single "Umbrella," among many others.
Though it's unclear what The-Dream's plans are, he capped his Instagram spree with a tranquil video of ocean waves with the following message:
Let the New Tides bring The Things not yet seen! There's more where those came from! We have only heard what I've brought to shore the things that lay in the deep want lye there for much longer..