Producer and record label executive The Dream has departed from Def Jam and, as is often the case these days, took to social media to make the announcement. Known to his Momma as Terius Nash, The Dream posted a Def Jam logo on Instagram with the caption “I will miss this logo. It all started here! Love Everything that I achieved there, EXODUS THE-DREAM #exodusthedream”.
The Dream started out as a solo artist on Def Jam back in 2007 and released Love Hate on the label and his own Radio Killa Records. He released his fourth album Terius Nash 1977 for free in 2011, citing label delays with preventing the release of the IV Play LP. The album was eventually re-released by the label. He released IV Play in 2013 with cameos from Jay Z, Beyoncé, and others. The Dream has co-written a long line of hits for Rihanna, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and Jay Z himself, displaying an exceptional level of industry versatility which culminated with him being named Executive Vice President of A&R at Def Jam in 2012. Though there has been no official word explaining his departure, the Dream is certain to be a success wherever he lands.