2. The Dream gets new gig at Def Jam
The Dream is going from the studio to the boardroom in his new role as the Executive Vice President of A&R at Def Jam.
“The-Dream is a gifted songwriter and producer who writes from a unique cultural point of view. This rare ability sets him apart from all other writers and producers out there,” said Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown.
“I am committed as I have been previously to bringing the power of belief in the artist back to the forefront," The Dream said in a statement. "I’ve been a part of watching and participating in the success of many great women and men, including Beyonce, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion to name a few."
He added, "Music means more than just a download, it’s life to the culture and also the people who listen. This is a new exciting yet critical time for music – ‘You Meet Change with Change!’”