Grammy-winning singer The-Dream has lashed out after his Love vs. Money album did not receive a nomination for “Album of The Year” for the 2010 Grammy Awards which will take place next month.
Writing via Twitter, Dream expressed his displeasure in detail.
“GRAMMY Isnt it FUNNY THE BEST ALBUM OF 2009 DIDNT GET ANOMINATION for the second year strait,” he wrote Thursday (December 3) morning. “LOVE VS MONEY GOT NO NOMINATION the last time this happen i had LoveHate out and in the category had written the singles on three of the… Albums ,This time once again ive written on two of the albums ,jamie and B and no Nomination on a whole album of of the shit that got….those albums considered in the first place. I AM BOTHERED KNOWING THAT THIS IS THE PATTERN OF a DYING industry not because of what was…..but what wasnt when i know clearly MY ALBUM BLONG there period……maybe its my label, maybe its just my ass kissing skills arent up…….to par ,whatever i helped change the sound into what the sound is and my peers vote against me on purpose to denie me the opprtnty ………but call first thing to get a Record. SAD. i wish this on no one else thats probably why we can live in a society and vote people to…….offices where they dont belong because a group of ignorant voters will elect a ignorant person. STOP THE HATING ASAP……………………AND this aint NO KANYE SH*T….. and yes i am B*TCHIN.” (The-Dream’s Twitter)
The singer recently revealed his “final” release’s title.
“I’m almost finished with Love King,” Dream revealed in an interview. “It’s the third album and my final album, actually. I’m not doing an album after that. I’ve accomplished what I’ve accomplished. I feel like I’d rather kill The-Dream than somebody else kill me. So that’s the big headline there, killing The-Dream…It’s over with, so nobody has to worry about ‘Has he lost it,’ ‘When’s it gonna drop,’ ‘Where’s it at.’ I’m giving you the last record ’cause I said it was the last record before you telling me which one is the last record. I’ll just tell you.” (The Hip Hop Chronicle)
Despite his claims of the next album being his last, he previously spoke on making a collaboration project alongside Kanye West earlier this year.
“It was first thought of by me,” Dream said in an interview. “I was in Miami at the time, and I gave Kanye a call and said, ‘The best thing would be for me and you to do an album.’ I feel he’s at a certain place in hip-hop, I’m at a certain place in R&B, and lyrically, I’m just in a certain place in my lifetime. Let’s take the best of both worlds and put it on a CD and try to make something we can sell to the consumers. He says he’s with it. We’re gonna try to make it happen. I told him, ‘Let me lift my profile up a little bit.’…It wouldn’t take that long at all, once we got the concept.” (MTV)
Other artists like Lupe Fiasco and Bow Wow previously announced retirements from rap, however, later changed their minds.
“This is my last album because for me, there’s no more that needs to be done on the music side, I’ve done everything,” Bow explained in an interview last spring. “And the scary thing is I’m 22 years old and I’m young. I’m still a baby, so it’s kinda like on the music side, I’ve been doing it since five. That’s 17 years of non-stop music, music, music. There’s nothing more to accomplish that I haven’t seen yet…I feel like now it’s time to endure a new challenge…Close the chapter on the Bow Wow legacy…As far as albums, I’m good. Seven albums at 22, that’s crazy.” (Real Talk NY)