A few days ago, we had a chance to chop it up with The-Dream on a variety of topics ranging from his upcoming free album 1977, the Def Jam studio album The Love IV (Diary Of A Mad Man) and his future plans. The free LP is coming August 31st and the studio album has been pushed back to a later date within the fourth quarter of 2011.

As we’ve always wondered what inspired him to name his album The Love IV (Diary Of A Mad Man), we decided to ask the man himself. He told HHNM exclusively,

“What Madman means to me, is that I’m going to tell you what you don’t want to hear, but what you need to hear. Not politically correct, true, real and raw! There’s a Real World out there where people break up, fall in Love, break up again. There are real relationship problems that don’t taste like candy and more of those exist than the sweet toffee ones we think we know about. Life is Real. Failure at all points of a life is necessary and inevitable, because you never learn from success you learn from failure.”

As the conversation went on, we talked to him about his favorite role out of writer, producer and singer. Mr. Nash says:

“I would rather be a writer by nature because that’s what I am. But I’m starting to incorporate Sean Carter’s thinking and Sean Combs’ style of Vision into that and building on it day by day. Adding that vision to the Vision I already have is like building a telescope that would see into the birth of Hip-hop and would give me the least amount of mistakes while making decisions for myself and other artists. Also it would increase the knowledge of what to do when I do fail, the right chess moves. As I’ve practiced lately, ‘If the World sees you as Bad, fuck it, be bad, sell bad! Only you know who you really are!”

Stay tuned for the rest of our interview with The-Dream.

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12 Responses to “The-Dream Explains ‘The Love IV (Diary Of A Mad Man)’ Album Title”

  1. musicgirl 09. Aug, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    Dude deff makes some great music.looking fwd to the album

  2. dope 09. Aug, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    should be hot

  3. yung moolah 09. Aug, 2011 at 11:05 pm #

    tbh his last lasbum was meh BUT i do admit that this guy makes GOOD music. Very diff from the usual r n b.

  4. yung moolah 09. Aug, 2011 at 11:05 pm #

    i hope he gives us a dope album

  5. The_LoveCult 10. Aug, 2011 at 3:19 am #



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