(AllHipHop News) For weeks, people have been debating which vocalist has the right to declare himself the King of R&B. Jacquees threw down the gauntlet before fans started naming artists like R. Kelly, Usher, Chris Brown, Tank, Keith Sweat, and even Beyoncé as the rightful ruler of the genre.
Four-time Grammy winner Terius "The-Dream" Nash returned with his latest 40-song effort titled Ménage à Trois: Sextape Vol. 1, 2, 3 in the midst of the R&B King conversation. However, the singer-songwriter uses the "@TheKingDream" moniker on social media.
Beats 1 host Ebro Darden asked The-Dream why he chose to add that honorific title to his Instagram account. Nash replied, "The king came from trying to be and wanting to be the king of everything."
He continued, "To be able to go in one room with [Jay-Z], exit that room with a great thing, and then go to a room with Celine Dion in it and execute another great thing. Wherever it is that music is and being played, I don't care what genre, I wanted to be the king of that particular space."
Additionally, The-Dream talked to Ebro about the creative vision behind Ménage à Trois. They also discussed Prince, Mary J. Blige, Swizz Beatz, Nas, Drake, Kanye West, and Travis Scott. At one point, Dream suggested he's virtually unmatched when it comes to penning tunes.
"I just want people to be ready to receive [my music]. If not, don't pick up my sh*t and compare it to somebody who can't even put three lines together in a song," said The-Dream. "What is the comparison about? Really? We're gonna break down the lyrics of it. Let's put the lyrics side-by-side and see how many times they use 'but' and 'just' in their songs. This definitely ain't no 'grumpy, old, broke n*gga sh*t.' It's like, 'Nah, I'm good.'"