Last night, not long after determining The-Dream completely sullied Jazmine Sullivan's absolutely brilliant second single "Bust Your Windows," with his remixed version, my homegirl and I sat down to watch "The American Music Awards" and whaddya know but here comes The-Dream introducing Beyonce singing another of his bad creations (just jokes!...sorta) "Single Ladies".
So here's my thought process... The-Dream brought us "Umbrella," "Bed," and "Single Ladies"
But he's also responsible for ruining a basically flawless song (Jazmine's "BYW"). As well as that godawful Electrik Red single "Drink In My Cup"
And continuing the trend of making people forget that singers are actually supposed to have good voices.
Not to mention, while his ex-wife Nivea (not sure the ink is dry) isn't exactly the model of fidelity (*cough* Weezy) homeboy did pretty much publically humiliate her by all that love with "Nikki" business, and no I'm not just talking about the singing. So while I have to admit that I quite enjoyed his Love/Hate CD (once you get past the blatant Prince-jacking), homeboy is yay close to landing on my "R. Kelly Hall of Un-Redeemable R&B Shame" list.
What do you think: A) The-Dream is a totally talentless shmuck B) He should stick to songwriting and producing, or C) He might actually be better than Ne-Yo and T-Pain?
The choice is yours!!!
For those of you who missed the "American Music Awards", it was good to see Bey mix things up a bit. She definitely stepped up her "Single Ladies" performance. I liked the extra element she added by using that funky ramp on the stage. While in Los Angeles this weekend she tackled her third music video for I Am... Sasha Fierce, "Diva" so I'm posting a few stills.
"Diva" was produced by "A Milli" producer Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford. I think the song is pretty hot, we'll see if it takes off the same way "A Milli" did.