The Dream is "pushing the envelope" with his new album, "IV Play," and it will pushed with the help of a strong roster of collaborators including Jay Z and Beyonce.
Appearing on BET's 106 & Park Tuesday, The Dream opened up about the album and why he selected people like Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Big Sean.
"I kind of try to keep it in the same loop of things. I don't really bow down to the pressure of what people want you to do or going to get the next person that's hot. If they're on my record, it's because I believe in them and I have a certain type of love for them. You won't find somebody on my album that I'm not good with. So I'm real happy at this point. I've got a nice lil roster for my album… I got Bey(once). Kelly Rowland. I get 12 bars from Big Sean. Jay is on there."
Aware of criticism from fans, regarding the delay between albums, The Dream says he would love to put out multiple albums each year, but that's just not an option right now.
"If it was up to me I'd put four albums out a year because musically, in my mind, I run through so much music. I'm really mad that I have to delete certain things and not ever put it out, just to stay current or ahead of the time. So this album, I'm pushing the envelope."
"IV Play" drops May 28.