The-Dream is known for lending his production and penmanship skills to Rihanna ("Umbrella") and Beyoncé, most recently writing and co-producing "1 +1," the opening track to Beyoncé's upcoming album, "4." But the Love King is keeping a little magic to himself to use towards his fourth album, "The Love IV (Diary of a Mad Man)," recently announced to debut on September 20, his birthday.
For "The Love IV," The-Dream called in a few favors. In February, The-Dream shared his plans for the album's star-studded collaborations with MTV News. He plans to recruit Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Drake and Mary J. Blige and confirmed an appearance by R.Kelly on the album's possible first single, "T.T.S."