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TGJ Replay: Ciara’s ‘Fantasy Ride’

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After a lengthy break on the bench, ‘TGJ Replay’ is back!

Designed much like our ‘Retro Rewind’ and ‘From the Vault’ segments, ‘Replay’ is That Grape Juice‘s newest retrospective segment - a written quest, if you will, to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday.

Unlike its ‘Rewind’ and ‘Vault’ predecessors, ‘Replay’ looks to dust off and showcase entire albums (and eras) from a library of pop and Urban pop music hits.  Today we roll down memory lane to Urban princess Ciara‘s criminally underrated album ‘Fantasy Ride’

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The Dream Leaves Island Def Jam

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Seven years after joining the record label, the hit-making genius that is The Dream has cut ties with Island Def Jam, despite the pivotal part he played in pushing it’s leading performers to noteworthy heights.

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The Dream Talks Hit-Making With Pop’s Leading Ladies: ‘It’s Harder To Write For A Male’

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Is it harder to pen songs for men than it is for women?

According to Grammy winning genius The Dream…it is. Dishing on his gift for writing numbers for a number of Pop & R&B’s leading ladies, the lyricist weighed in on the matter during his time with DJ Vlad‘s ‘Vlad TV’ recently.

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The Dream: ‘Kim Kardashian Can Out-Sing A Lot Of People’

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Arguably incapable of creating ‘bad’ music, The Dream would be right to believe that he stands as one of the best things to happen to Pop music.

Responsible for more ‘contemporary classics’ than he’s oft given credit for, his work has now seen him become one of the world’s most sought after creatives, enlisted by the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna time and time again to pen the hits they rock the world with…time and time again.

Now, after collaborating with Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, the Grammy winner has now claimed the beauty can ‘out-sing’ a number of today’s chart staples.

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The-Dream Dishes On Working With Ciara / Says R&B Lacks A Powerhouse Voice

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Beyond the bevy of global hits he’s written, The-Dream is renowned for serving up many a controversial quote.

However, the star’s candor is equally refreshing when simply sharing his thoughts on the industry he’s come to dominate.

During a recent interview with our friends over at Vlad TV, the singer-songwriter waxed honest on working with Ciara (the pair last teamed up on 2010′s ill-fated ‘Basic Instinct’), as well as his thoughts on the lack of powerhouse vocalists in R&B and more.

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Weigh-In: The-Dream Says Album Sales Are “So 1992″ / Do You Agree?

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As renown as The-Dream has become for the hits that flow from his pen, he has – in parallel – become notable for his controversial soundbites.

The latest sees the star, real name Terius Nash, once again talking record sales.

Despite being ridiculed by some for the sales of his newest album ‘IV Play’ (which to date has sold less than 50,000 copies — since May), the ‘Umbrella’ writer is not shying away from the topic. Indeed, building on his recent defence of his own numbers, the 36-year-old waxed philosophical on the unique roll-out of Jay-Z‘s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’; roll-out which saw one million copies of the surprise project made available for free to Samsung phone users three days before its “general” release today.

According to Mr Nash, the unconventional approach to the promotion of Jigga’s LP is genius because “album sales are so 1992″.

His words came during a recent interview with Diddy’s Revolt TV. Check out a clip below, peep our two cents, and let us know if you agree with Dream after the jump…

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The-Dream Slams Fan For Mocking His Album Sales

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With sales of The-Dream‘s latest album ‘IV Play’ quite the nightmare, it figures that the hitmaker would be on edge if or when questioned about it.

It’s a lesson one Twitter commenter learnt the hard way upon confronting the ‘Umbrella’ songwriter on the so-so numbers of the project – which has only sold 43,000 since release last month.

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