Originally expected out before the end of last year, the Dream's second album, Love Vs. Money," will now arrive in March via Def Jam. The wait has proven beneficial, as it has given current single "Rockin' That Thang" time to climb the charts.
First released in December, the track is No. 13 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally this week. During a listening session last night (Jan. 28) in New York, the artist/producer/songwriter said "My Love" featuring Mariah Carey may be the next single, and that he's also hard at work with Carey on her next album.
"We've already got working title -- well, I do: 'MC3,'" the Dream said. "I'm going to try to write every record."
The "Love Vs. Money" songs are rife with layered vocals, sensual yet comical lyrics and wall-shaking bass. "Sweat It Out" concerns a night of lovemaking, while "Let Me See the Booty" boasts strip club-ready lyrics while Lil Jon provides his trademark yelling in the background.
Last October, the Dream told Billboard the track "Kelly's 12 Play" was inspired by R. Kelly's debut album, Besides Carey and Lil Jon, the only other guest on "Love Vs. Money" is Kanye West, who appears on "Walkin' on the Moon." Production was supplied by the Dream's longtime collaborators Tricky Stewart and LOS Da Mystro.
Released in 2007, the Dream's debut album, "Love/Hate," has sold 528,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here is the track listing for "Love Vs. Money":
"Rockin' That Thang"
"Walkin' On The Moon" ft. Kanye West
"My Love" ft. Mariah Carey
"Put It Down"
"Sweat It Out"
"Take U Home 2 my Mama"
"Love Vs. Money"
"Love Vs. Money: Part 2"
"Right Side Of My Brain"
"Kelly's 12 Play"
"Let Me See The Booty" ft. Lil Jon
"Touch & Feel"
"Nothing But Love"