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Model Father The-Dream on Life, Death, and Modern Parenting

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The-Dream will finally release his long-awaited IV Play album on May 28, and as part of the run-up to the hotly anticipated collection, Terius Nash is appearing as the subject of a three-part documentary series presented by Noisey. Part one, titled “The Man,” is online right now and can be seen above. Like its name suggests, the five-minute short focuses more on Nash the man than Nash The-Dream. The North Carolina native opens up about his childhood, discusses the death of his mother (who succumbed to cancer when Nash was a teenager), reflects on the effect his grandfather had on him, and shares his thoughts on parenting.

“I try to make sure that I can provide a better way and provide more choices and options for my children,” Nash says. “Life is, from generation to generation, building on choices.” 

In other Dream-releated news, Rap-Up reports that the R&B maestro has been forced to cancel most of his upcoming “Lights Out” tour with “Where Have You Been” collaborator Kelly Rowland. The two singers were supposed to begin their North American trek tonight (May 23) in Minneapolis, but Rowland’s recent appointment as a judge on television’s The X Factor has interfered with the tour schedule. 

As of now, a handful of dates are still set to take place, specifically the May 26 show in Silver Spring, Maryland; the May 28 gig in Baltimore; the May 30 concert in New York City; the May 31 appearance in Philadelphia; and the June 2 performance in Mashantucket, Connecticut. All of the other dates have been nixed for now. 

“Although the tour had to be rescheduled because of X Factor, I’m looking forward to bringing you guys a bigger and better show,” Rowland wrote in an Instagram post addressed to fans. “I can’t wait to see each and every one of you guys on the road.” 

The-Dream commented in a statement (via Rap-Up), saying, “First, I want to wish my friend Kelly congratulations on her new gig at X Factor… Unfortunately, we have to change some tour dates which has been extremely hard for me and for Kelly. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at a later date.” 

Rowland will still reportedly play Arkansas’ Riverfest on May 25, as well as Caribbean Fashion Week in Kingston, Jamaica on June 8. Her latest LP, Talk a Good Game, features the single “Dirty Laundry” (co-written and produced by The-Dream) and is due out on June 18. According to Rap-Up, the former Destiny’s Child singer began judging auditions for The X Factor — alongside fellow panelists Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, and Paulina Rubio — earlier this week. 

Remaining “Lights Out” tour dates:

May 23 – Minneapolis, MI @ Myth
May 24 – Kansas City, MO @ The Midland by AMC

May 26 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Filmore Silver Spring
May 28 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
May 29 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
May 30 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
May 31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
June 2 – Mashantucket, CT @ Fox Theater
June 5 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
June 6 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
June 7 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
June 13 – Jackson, MS @ Thalia Mara Hall
June 14 – Baton Rouge, LA @Varsity Theatre
June 15 – Houston, TX @ Arena Theatre
June 19 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
June 20 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak
June 21 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
June 22 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
June 23 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
June 26 – Sacramento, CA @ Woodlake Hotel
June 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine