The-Dream Leaves Def Jam

blame it on Shake January 8, 2014

After an impressive six-year run with Def Jam, it looks like The-Dream has parted ways with the house that Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons built. Taking to his Instagram, The-Dream put up the Def Jam logo with the following message: “I will miss this logo. It all started here! Love Everything that I achieved there, EXODUS THE-DREAM #exodusthedream.”

While no other details have been revealed, the singer/songwriter went on to reminisce on his highlights with the major label. From penning Rihanna’s “Umbrella” to the release of each of his solo albums.


Creativity+No Politics.


Creatively engaged and tried to beat Love Hate into submission.


Under appreciated and unfinished! When no one would turn in a Album that year. We did, it was a grave mistake. But I am proud of my work regardless. To much EGO.


Creativity! My own Time my own Way. Just me and spat my Engineer at the Time. No label at All! Perfect


The shareholders version of 1977.



  • DiscountDoubleCheck

    Glad to see he admits to LoveKing being pretty bad. Love this man’s music, but could always tell the label was forcing him to make music that wasn’t really his. Hope to see more great music from him in the future. BTW, Love vs Money is a classic and my favorite of his.


      I loved the LoveKing Lp, not as good as his first two but still better than a lot of the rnb out now and days…Love vs $ and Love/Hate was the best

  • mega mega

    Damn that’s a huge loss for them, Dream is the reason a lot of Def Jam artists have hits/Grammys…and he had 4 classic RnB albums himself

    IV Play was a horrible album tho

    • Terry.

      IV PLAY is nearly perfect.


        You’re nearly retarded! Lol 4 play was WHACK!

        • Terry.

          lol i get so many hot damn girls to this album , stop frontin

          • CJ

            ain’t no bitch gon’ tell me what I have to like

  • The-Dream’s value at least finically as a performer AND producer/ writer is almost incomparable. He’s definitely in the Pharrell level of achievement in both these categories. A move to G.O.O.D. Music, although perhaps far fetched would be pretty interesting; he’d definitely fill the void Kid Cudi left and would keep writing his hits for sure.

  • Đ℞ΞV/

    Love The-Dream but IV Play cannot hold a candle up to Love Hate.

    Thirsty Whore and Slow It Down were good. but Turnt was the was awful.

    I wish he made more songs like Fast Car or Purple Kisses or F.I.L.A.



  • Terry.

    this man…..he did with umbrella what nobody did since pharrell neptunes era

  • MusicHead

    Fuck what y’all saying ALL HIS ALBUMS DOPE & if anything LoveHate the most overrated, Now Love Vs Money the best & then LoveKing right after…have y’all heard Abyss, FILA, Make Up Bag, Sex Intelligent 1&2, February Love, Sorry, Yamaha, Nikki Part 2, Priceless, especially Take Care of Me.. MOST of that album is just nothin but FIRE..y’all don’t really LISTEN to albums on this blog I’m convinced.