The-Dream Readies Commercial Release of 1977

The-Dream’s fourth studio LP “The Love, IV” has been pushed back once again in order to make room for the re-release of his once-free mixtape “1977.”

Released under his government name Terius Nash, “1977” dropped in August 2011. Allegedly, his label Island Def Jam was unhappy with his decision to release the project for free. Meanwhile, “The Love, IV” album was to be originally released on Sept 20, 2011, but was pushed back due to “contract negotiations.”

Fast-forward to the present. “The Love, IV” is still being delayed, but the freebie album “1977” is being released again under his stage moniker “The-Dream” with new cover art for commercial release. The new version will feature the same tracks as the freebie, along with two new ones, “AK47” and “Tender Tendencies.” Pharrell and Big Sean are also guest features on the disc.

No word on the indefinite postponing of “The Love, IV.”

The slightly revamped “1977” is due on December 18th.