Celebrating A Hit Maker: The Dream Turns 41

    Record producer, songwriter, and singer Terius Nash turned 41 today, but many of you may know him as The Dream.

    The Atlanta super producer is responsible for some of todays biggest hits from artists such as Britney Spears to Jay-Z with a career and accolades stretching over a decade.

    The Dream came on to the scene in 2001 as a writer, under the name Nash, after having written Everything on B2Ks album Pandemonium which also gained the artist his first publishing deal. 

    Over time, the producer would prove to be a songwriting powerhouse in the music industry while occasionally dropping vocals on the hooks to some of your favorite songs.

    In honor of The Dreams birthday, The Shadow League takes a look back at some of the artists greatest projects, you may or may not have known he was a part of.

    Clipse – Wamp Wamp (What It Do) ft. Slim Thug (2006)

    Songwriters: Pharrell Williams, Gene Thornton, Terrence Thornton, Stayve Thomas, Terius Nash.

    Clipse – Wamp Wamp (What It Do) ft. Slim Thug

    Music video by Clipse Featuring Slim Thug performing Wamp Wamp (What It Do). (C) 2006 Arista Records LLC

    Yung Joc Coffee Shop ft. Gorilla Zoe (2007)

    Songwriters: Alonzo Mathis, Terius Nash, Darnell Richard, Yung Joc, Hosea Williams.

    This track also featured uncredited vocals from Terius on the hook

    Yung Joc – “Coffee Shop” (Feat. Gorilla Zoe)

    “Coffee Shop” by Yung Joc featuring Gorilla Zoe. From the album “Hustlenomics” (2007). Directed by: Lenny Bass iTunes: http://apple.co/24mgzod Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1P9CfwS Follow us on… Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/badboy Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/badboyrecords Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/badboyentertainment Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/badboyrecords 2007 WMG/Bad Boy Entertainment

    A$AP Rocky Fashion Killa (2008)

    Songwriters: Rakim Mayers, Hector Delgado, James Laurence, Dylan Reznick, Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart.

    A$AP Rocky – Fashion Killa (Explicit Version)

    A$AP Rocky’s official music video for ‘Fashion Killa’. Click to listen to A$AP Rocky on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/ASAPRockySpotify?IQid=AsapRFKE As featured on LONG.LIVE.A$AP.

    Kanye West & Jay-Z No Church in the Wild (2011)

    Songwriters: Kanye West, Shawn Carter, Charles Njapa, Michael Dean, Christopher Francis, Terius Nash, Gary Wright, Phil Manzanera, James Brown, Joseph Roach.

    No Church In The Wild

    Buy it Now! http://idj.to/wttitunes Music video by Jay-Z & Kanye West performing No Church In The Wild feat. Frank Ocean & The-Dream. 2012 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC Best of Kanye West: https://goo.gl/2FXUVW Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/AgJE59

    Usher Moving Mountains (2008)

    Songwriters: Usher, The-Dream, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Kuk Harrell.

    One of Usher’s most successful ballads was co-written and co-produced by The Dream.

    Usher – Moving Mountains

    Usher’s official music video for ‘Moving Mountains’. Click to listen to Usher on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/UsherSpotify?IQid=UsherMM As featured on Here I Stand.

    Happy Birthday, Dream.

     

    Tabie is your friendly neighborhood transplant, currently attempting to live out the big New York dream. During my free time, I like to write stories and short essays. I also use this expensive thing I bought called a camera. I capture moments and the beautiful people I encounter. I live by the motto "collaboration over competition" because why waste energy bringing someone down when we can rise together. Manhattanville College Alum.