The-Dream's fourth studio album, "The Love, IV: Diary of a Madman," has been delayed due to "contract negotiations," he revealed on Twitter yesterday (Aug. 1). In the meantime, the R&B singer/producer will tide fans over with a free, 10-song "Internet album," set for release Aug. 31.
"The Internet LP is entitled '1977' and will be released under my real name Terius Nash not The-Dream. Shooting Videos for 1977 all this week," he wrote. "BTW NO ONE AT DEFJAM IS HAPPY ABOUT A FREE ALBUM LOL.... they are trying to stop it!"
The-Dream was originally set to release "The Love, IV" on his birthday, Sept. 20, and released two new tracks, "Body Work" and "F*ck My Brains Out," in June. The producer has also contributed to new songs by Beyonce ("1+1") and Big Sean ("Live This Life").
"1977" will be The-Dream's first "free" album after releasing three full-lengths, "Love Hate," "Love vs. Money" and "Love King," over the past four years. "We all know my album sales doesnt give me the liberty to release free music, my writing career does," he posted on Twitter on Tuesday. "My music is about the culture, and im blessed to be able to express my self without fear!"