Alfred Soto

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The-Dream Sticks to the Script on ‘Crown Jewel’: Album Review

The-Dream Sticks to the Script on ‘Crown Jewel’: Album Review

Months after ­co-writing Rihanna's 2007 smash "Umbrella," Terius "The-Dream" Nash released "Love/Hate," an album of insistent R&B songs about fast cars and women with winking hooks like "Show me the green light." Since 2010's "Love King," however, the influential singer-songwriter has struggled to adjust to a new radio landscape where R&B stars often need electronic beats to cross over.