35 year-old, Terius Youngdell Nash aka The Dream, was appointed the new Executive Vice President of A&R at Def Jams Records earlier today by Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown, and Karen Kwak, Executive Vice President/Head of A&R, Island Def Jam Music Group.
Where the music producer/singer will be overseeing current and new artist projects, while actively seeking, discover and sign new talent to the label. He will be working closely as a producer for artists on the Def Jam roster and its affiliated labels across all musical genres.
The R&B singer had this to say:
“I am committed as I have been previously to bringing the power of belief in the artist back to the forefront.
I share a unique view of an artist and as well as the business of music. I, with the help of many others, have ran a successful business for the last five years in the midst of the “Digital Change.”
My concentration and effort will be to the artist to succeed in their dreams and goals. I’ve been a part of watching and participating in the success of many great women and men including Beyonce, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion to name a few. Music means more than just a download, it’s life to the culture and also the people who listen. This is a new exciting yet critical time for music – ‘You Meet Change with Change!’”
Also, Dream is currently working with Rihanna in the studio on her upcoming Def Jam album and with Pusha T on his solo debut for G.O.OD.Music.
In other news:
The Dream’s ex-wife/Baby momma Christina Milian is also working on a few projects of her own too.
As the new signee to Young Money records recently dropped by Power 106 to talk about her upcoming YMCMB album. See what she had to say about her boss Lil Wayne below:
“Wayne just gets his artists, which is great,” she said. “I have a very one-on-one business relationship with everybody from Mack [Maine] to Wayne. They’re just very involved in the project as far as bringing the music, playing songs, just giving their input.”
“That’s one thing that’s great about Wayne. He’s like, ‘Work with different producers, take your time, but at the same time, try new things. Don’t be stuck on one thing.’”
On wanting to perform on NBC’s the voice with a hot single:
“I really want to pick the perfect single though. It’s been a second since I’ve been out musically, so I do not want to fail and I don’t believe in failure, so I just try new things and figure out the pieces.”
Weezy is also backing rapper Drake on his new Aaliyah Project where the boss man had this to say:
“Everybody knows what Aaliyah did and done for music and culture, period, and it’s always good to do that, for not only for people like that, just for her fans – you know what I mean?” Drake’s a very thoughtful person. Everyone knows that. It’s an awesome collaboration.”