Grade A Certified


Posted by J. Tinsley on June 8, 2009

Take away his two highly successful albums, Terius Nash’s credibility in the industry is more than solidified. Crafting records for everyone from B2K to Jesse McCartney and Mariah Carey (“Touch My Body”) to Mary J. Blige (“Just Fine”), The-Dream’s resume’ resembles more of an awards show guest list than that of a work history statement.

As a person who has been intrigued by the song making process, it particularly interesting to hear how a record is cultivated from its infant stages to eventual mega-hit.In The-Dream’s case, hearing his rendition of a record before it is shipped off to its intended artist is a testament to that very process.

Maybe it’s the music lover in me, but I love it when tracks like these are made available. At the very least, it looks impressive to have in the collection. Below is a link to the ‘Radio Killa’s’ cover track for Rihanna’s eventual smash hit, “Umbrella”,  and, for kicks, J. Holiday’s “Bed”.

DL: The-Dream–Umbrella (Rihanna demo)

DL: The-Dream–Bed (J. Holiday demo)

Bonus: The-Dream–Best Ex

Flashback: “The-Dream: Two Hits In Two Hours”


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