It was all The Dream, at SoHo House LA Thursday night. The select few from the entertainment industry as well as Def Jam exec’s were in the building. After running around the address of 9200 Sunset Blvd., I finally discovered The Soho House, where The Dream was holding a very private and intimate listening party for his upcoming album IV Play. This project is finally being released on May 28th, and like Dream has said in the past, “you going to love me or hate me all summer.”

From about 8PM until 930 the guests were catered with drinks and appetizers. DJ Sour Milk spun an “all Dream everything” set including all of his singles and written records. The vibe was mellow, until Terius Nash aka The Dream showed up. From there on it was a Stan event for fans and perfect opportunities for everyone to get a photo with the Radio Killa himself. Dream made his way to the dj booth, where he would be stationed all night as host/mc. A special shout out to all of his supporters, his team (manager Chaka Pilgrim and A&R Karen Kwak), and everyone involved in the album. Featured artists like 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Jay-Z could not make the event, but one very important person did, Miss Kelly Rowland was there in support of the album and what looked like in support of the San Antonio Spurs victory over Golden State. The songs were played in order for the most part. A record called Too Early featuring Gary Clark, Jr. was such an important record to Dream that he cued up the song again on his retro iPod w/ a dial. Nevertheless the crowd of people approved and continued to vibe. When the album was finished the party wasn’t over, but this ends my recap from the night. Standout tracks to me were “Equestrian”, “High Art” featuring Jay-Z, “Turnt” and “Tron.”

the dream listening party

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