The Dream and Rap Genius

If you can’t get enough of behind the scenes stories of the music biz then get into the latest: The Dream Talks Songs for Kanye, Jay, Bey and More on Genius and not only breaks down the ideas and details behind some of his biggest records for some of the biggest stars in Hip Hop and R&B, but also comments on song making by industry legends like Otis Redding, UGK and Gladys Knight!

Terius Nash aka The Dream Talks Songs for Kanye, Jay, Bey and More on Genius has started putting in work on a new collaboration between the growing tech empire of Rap Genius and industry professionals. The aim is to become “a hub for straight-from-the-artist anecdotes about the making of and meaning behind their most popular records.” Now some of you may be saying, but he’s not the actual artist–but understand the industry of Hip Hop and R&B and you’d know how deep the roots of The Dream run in not only producing but songwriting. But hey if you didn’t know, here’s the perfect opportunity to learn more!

Among the chosen ones of The Dream Talks Songs for Kanye, Jay, Bey and More on Genius is T-Pain’s monster hit “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” which was definitely a turn on the music highway. XXL reports:

His expertise as a writer and musician extends well back into the last decade; to wit, check out what he had to say about T-Pain and his massive, The-Dream-produced hit, “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)“: “You can say whatever you want about Auto-Tune, but the way [T-Pain] used it had never been done before. That was art. You hit home runs a different way than I do. You get on base a different way that I do. But I have to respect how you play the game of baseball.”

He’s also working on new joints including already released material with T.I. and the homie T-Pain, but he’s got plenty of insider stories:

“Terius Nash also spoke on a litany of major hits, including Justin Bieber and Ludacris’ massive “Baby,” for which he recalls the hassle of trying to get Def Jam to cover his hotel room for two nights while he worked on the song. For Watch The Throne‘s Frank Ocean-featuring “No Church in the Wild,” Nash admits that a fight over “Holy Grail,” which ultimately went to Jay Z, spurned him to craft the record for both Jay and Kanye.”

…wow, that’s definitely interesting (head nods)! The Dream Talks Songs for Kanye, Jay, Bey and More on Genius and it was also on Rap Genius that the Pulitzer winning novelist annotated Kendrick Lamar’s “Blacker the Berry.” Check the project and all his “verified annotations” here.

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