Monday night R&B singer The Dream hosted a private listening party for his new album Love King at Stankonia studios. I heard The Dream didn’t bother talking much as he practically plugged his iPod in and let the album ride. He didn’t introduce any of the songs leaving it up to the audience to guess what the names were, the producers involved and the guest appearances.
He did however take a couple of seconds to thank everyone for coming and reminding us that he’s “all about the music” and doesn’t care about the numerous awards shows and media outlets that seem to overlook his accomplishments and contributions. The problem is that apparently it was mostly DJs and industry people invited but he felt the need to have a full on A team style CIA security team protecting him, this led to quite the backlash from event attendees on twitter. The Dream must have felt this was the time to prove how hard and “west side” he is so he responded to it on his twitter: