It’s amazing that R&B icon The-Dream is 36-years-old, mostly because the dude’s so youthful, energetic and prolific that he could easily pass for an early-twentysomething. At this point, The-Dream a.k.a. Terius Nash might be a grown man with children and adult responsibilities, but that hasn’t stopped him from continuing to get as nasty as he wants to be.
Since his 2007 solo debut (which he released after penning megahits for the likes of Rihanna and Justin Bieber), Dream’s always been a rapper’s singer. His confidence, wordplay and direct conversational approach to songwriting has set him apart from his more romantic contemporaries, making him a true go-to collaborator (rather than just a hook singer) for hip-hop’s greats.
Today, Terius drops his fourth album, the aptly titled IV Play, and it features guest verses from icons like Jay-Z, Pusha T, 2 Chainz and Big Sean. To celebrate the stellar album and Nash’s consistently great discography, we’ve compiled The-Dream’s best hip-hop collaborations to date.