Hear The-Dream's Anti-Foreplay Ode 'IV Play'

Terius Nash wants it now and so do we (his album, that is)

The-Dream 'IV Play' Stream Title Track Single
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At last fans of The-Dream can stop holding their collective breath. While we're still nearly two months away from the oft-delayed release date of IV Play the album, we now have "IV Play" the song to consider, and it's a whole heap of a lot better than the other tracks that Terius Nash has tossed our way lately (see the regrettably rappy "Tron" and the Fabolous-featuring "Slow It Down"). The titular jam is now streaming at Rolling Stone, and it may very well be the-dreamiest The-Dream song we've yet to hear. "I can give a fuck about the foreplay," he sings matter-of-factly before elaborating: "I want it now / I'm talking straight sex / Stop fucking around." Nash has never been one to hide his motivations — and he did promise us an "authentic love-making" experience — but over the mid-'90s-recalling bump 'n' grind of this backing track, the man sounds firmly at the top of his game. IV Play, out May 28, just became "highly anticipated" again. So ... does that make the song itself a form of foreplay? Stream "IV Play" below or over here


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