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Love King [Explicit Lyrics]

The-Dream Audio CD
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After countless hits, a couple Grammys and millions sold, Terius “The-Dream” Nash is empirically one of the most successful songwriters of the last decade. From Rihanna’s “Umbrella” to Mariah’s “Obsessed” to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” his songs have become modern pop classics, and as common in the ... Read more in Amazon's The-Dream Store

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  • Audio CD (5 July 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Mercury Records Ltd (London)
  • ASIN: B003JZT2AC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141,496 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Love King (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 4:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Make Up Bag (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. T.I.] [Explicit] 4:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. F.I.L.A. (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 4:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sex Intelligent (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 5:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Sex Intelligent Remix (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 4:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Yamaha (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 4:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Nikki Part 2 (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 2:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Abyss (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Panties To The Side (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Turnt Out (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 4:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. February Love (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 6:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Florida University (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit] 5:27£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Two-time Grammy Award-winning Radio Killa/Def Jam recording artist The-Dream completes his Love trilogy with Love King, the follow up to Love Vs Money (2009) and Love/Hate (2008). Features the tracks "Love King" and "Make-up Bag".

BBC Review

If R. Kelly's career had been terminally derailed by his numerous court appearances, it's entirely likely that The-Dream would have stepped straight into his shoes, ensuring that silky but smutty RnB remained a chart fixture. As things have played out, the man born Terius Nash has a significantly smaller profile than Kelly in the UK (despite him winning several awards stateside); but he's been very active behind the scenes for several years, writing and producing massive hits for a succession of artists.

Rihanna's Umbrella is one of his; Beyoncé's Single Ladies too. But Nash keeps plenty of winning tunes for himself, as the performance of his last album, 2009's Love vs Money, proved–the record, his second, went to number two on the Billboard Chart, and received considerable critical acclaim. Love King continues the themes of its predecessor–lady-chasing, lady-catching, lady-having. But while these lyrical clichés might sound unappealing on paper, Nash's superb production ensures almost every track here is a brilliant earworm of an arrangement. And he's picked his studio contributors wisely–Christopher Stewart has worked with Nash before, on the aforementioned among others, and Carlos McKinney is a Grammy-nominated jazz pianist who adds further textural depth to proceedings.

Nash isn't one to mince his words, though, and Love King's graphic explorations of a young man's sexual adventures might be a little much for some tastes–an album with a track called Panties to the Side is unlikely to pull its punches in this respect, and the Parental Advisory stamp on the cover is well earned. But the profanity isn't included at the expense of meticulous craft–the two-part Sex Intelligent is aural foreplay of a quality unheard since Kelly's 12 Play, its excellently segued remix version turning the tables slightly, emphasising the needs of the female half of this explicit equation. The boasts would ring hollow in the throats of many other artists, but when Nash claims to be making his rivals irrelevant his CV backs up the braggadocio. He talks the talk with ease, and the walking of the walk appears to come just as naturally.

At only 12 tracks, Love King is remarkably concise for a modern rap/RnB album, and the way tracks blend into each other makes it seem even shorter. This is a plus point: any longer and Love King's limited lyrical scope would grate. But by sticking to the point (and sticking his point here, there and everywhere) Nash has produced a fine follow-up to Love vs Money. The only question mark: can he repeat his US achievements in Britain? Over to you...

--Mike Diver

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5.0 out of 5 stars love this cd 24 Jun 2014
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I am enjoying this cd very much. All the tracks are very good and can thoroughly recommend. You will not be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get deluxe 20 Jun 2013
Format:Audio CD
one of the best albums ever made it's that simple from start to finish but you need to purchase the deluxe has 5 bonus songs which make the album complete the translations on this album are godly the Lyrics the production 10/10 it's a PERFECT
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Star All The Way,Brilliant!!!!!!!! 13 July 2010
By Paul
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First of all i would definately recommend getting the Deluxe version for the extra five songs.I really liked his first two albums,this has elements of both,but for me this is definately his best album,lots of quality throughout.I hope this isnt his last album and that he brings out more.
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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars  41 reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Triple Threat 5 July 2010
By Enlightened - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The Dream has completed the trifecta with his third and final (supposedly) album LOVE-KING. The Dream has been compared to R. Kelly and rightfully so. While not being the high caliber singer as Robert (honestly The Dream isn't that great of a singer but he uses what he's got to the max), he undoubtedly makes up for it with his arrangements, production and songwriting. But rather than compare the two we'll just call him this generation's version of R. Kelly.

His debut album Love/Hate was a welcome surprise to the music world. While being behind the scenes for quite some time, he stepped out as a solo artist and needless to say his production style has caught on from everyone from Mariah Carey to Ciara. He's to the point (also much like R.Kelly) where he's producing and writing entire albums for other artists.

He continues his reign on Love King in which there is absolutely no fall off. The album flows along at a perfect pace and it seems like one big jam session as each song seamlessly transitions into the next. Every transition is good and every song fits so well. The trilogy of Yamaha,Nikki Part 2, and Abyss (for which there is a 13 minute video) perfectly displays the genius. In my opinion, every song is 4 to 5 stars but my favorites seem to be Turnt Out, February Love, Yamaha and Sex Intelligent. The bonus tracks are a welcome addition (especially Priceless) even though it makes the album longer than it's supposed to be.

If this is indeed The Dream's final album it would be an absolute tragedy as he has the ability to create great albums. Love Vs. Money and this album Love King are borderline masterpieces. This album is best listened to as a whole but each song does great on its own. Love King is easily one of the top R&B albums of the year even though it's been quite a few great albums this year (Monica, Usher, Corinne Bailey Rae, Nneka, Erykah Badu, and Janelle Monae) and we are only halfway through the year. This album is a must-have and should be added to the collection as soon as possible. 5 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Splurge and get Deluxe 1 July 2010
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If you like the dream or have bought either of his previous CDs and enjoyed them, buy this now! in comparison to Love VS Money, this album dosent have as much variety, theres alot of slower songs on this CD, i kind of wish there were more "yamaha"'s on here dont get me wrong i love all of the songs on the CD with exception to Florida University, particularly February Love which seems like fancy part 2, which was my favorite song of love vs money, theres more cursing than the last albums so if you have youngins get the clean version, if your deciding between deluxe and regular, spend the few more dollars and get deluxe, the 5 extra tracks are excellent, espically sorry, oh and bass lovers will not be disappointed either, turn the subwoofer way up!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deluxe! 1 July 2010
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If you like the dream or have bought either of his previous CDs and enjoyed them, buy this now! in comparison to Love VS Money, this album dosent have as much variety, theres alot of slower songs on this CD, i kind of wish there were more "yamaha"'s on here dont get me wrong i love all of the songs on the CD with exception to Florida University, particularly February Love which seems like fancy part 2, which was my favorite song of love vs money, theres more cursing than the last albums so if you have youngins get the clean version, if your deciding between deluxe and regular, spend the few more dollars and get deluxe, the 5 extra tracks are excellent, espically sorry, oh and bass lovers will not be disappointed either, turn the subwoofer way up!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Fine Release by The-Dream 21 July 2010
By Michael Brent Faulkner, Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
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I was saddened to read that The-Dream, one of my favorite current R&B artists new album Love King debuted at #4 on the Billboard Charts with only 58,000 copies sold. Those numbers mark a 93,000 copy plunge from The-Dream's "high-water mark" Love vs Money. It is sad because The-Dream is one of the few 'current' R&B artists that separates himself out of the saturated cloud of contemporary R&B. Sure, he is "gimmicky" in his songwriting, a trend that has caused many R&B purists to question the "sanctity" of R&B anymore, but he is also one of the most creative songwriters/record producers. His credits include "Umbrella" (Rihanna), "Single Ladies" (Beyoncé), and "One Time" and "Baby" (Justin Bieber) among others. His own albums are as solid, if not more so, than the many artists he collaborates with. Naturally, when The-Dream announced that 'Love King' would be his final solo album, I was utterly sad; he makes up for it though when he announces the release date for his next album within "Sex Intelligent (Remix)."

Despite being a fantastic song/single, "Love King" practically bombed as a promo single for the album of the same name, peaking only around the high nineties of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. While it does sound similar to singles "Shawty is a 10!" (Love/Hate) and "Rocking That Thang" (Love vs. Money), The-Dream does a superb job of differentiating the sound of this single slightly from his others. The hook is undeniably catchy ("L to the O, V to the E...", the piano heavy production is perfect and The-Dream's name-drops of girls (including a ludicrous name "Fatima") is hilarious. I like, even if it isn't in the heaviest rotation on the radio circuit.

While I'll leave fans to argue whether "Walking On The Moon" (from Love vs. Money) or "Makeup Bag" featuring T.I. from 'Love King' is better, I think "Makeup Bag" is superb. Here, heavy piano is used, but differently from the production work used in the past. It probably also is worth noting that The-Dream writes a couple of tracks by himself sans the help of his production buddy Christopher "Tricky" Stewart. "Makeup Bag" is clever as anything else The-Dream has written in my mind. T.I.'s appearance is solid, though not his most stellar collaborative effort. "F.I.L.A." also finds The-Dream slightly altering his signature sound. The brass production is great and as always, The-Dreams repetitive songwriting never grows old or boring. "Sex Intelligent" and "Sex Intelligent Remix" keep up a string of fine cuts in which "R. Kelly, Jr." continues to "do his thing."

"Yamaha" sounds like an update of 1980's/90's Prince, which I assume is the sound that The-Dream was aiming for. It isn't incredibly dissimilar from "Fast Car" from Love/Hate. "Nikki Part 2" plays off of "Nikki" from Love/Hate, bring some cohesion into The-Dream's three releases, something many artists don't even attempt to do. "Abyss", which follows may not eclipse the earlier cuts from 'Love King', but it is by far above-par. "Panties To The Side" reminds me of "Ditch That" from Love/Hate, finding The-Dream returning to a couple of "his old tricks" from his stellar debut. Despite the similarities, The-Dream does a fine job of making old sound new once again. "Turnt Out" finds more humor-laden songwriting from The-Dream (he makes a punch line about "tricks," then adds "Silly Rabbit"). The falsetto is much appreciated.

"February Love" again resurrects the piano ostinato of "Makeup Bag" (not perfectly, but the same vein as far as sound). It isn't as quite as good as many of the other cuts, but it does find The-Dream experimenting. What is clever about "February Love" (liken it to "Fancy" from Love vs. Money) is that before the drum programming kicks in, is that it contains some cool minimalistic elements that are worth the time it takes for the song to really "ignite." Finally on the standard edition, the cleverly penned "Florida University," a disguised 'F.U.' ends the album greatly. The Deluxe Edition includes additional cuts ("Veteran," "Priceless," "Take Care of Me,", "All Black Everything," and "Sorry"). While 'Love King' isn't as good as 'Love vs. Money' or 'Love/Hate', it is still much better than a number of other R&B albums out there right now. 4 stars.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Third Album is The Third Best 6 July 2010
By H. Buckley - Published on Amazon.com
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I honestly enjoy The-Dream's CDs, but I have to be honest this one sounds like it was rushed as if he just had to put something out. His two previous albums had a distant idea behind them both with Lovehate focusing on him being torn between loving his ex then hating her the next minute and Love vs Money going a little more in details about why things fell apart and the choices between his success and love life. Love King, is damn near all over the place. I expected the CD to be about mainly love, hence the "Love King" but it was just all over the place. Lovehate and Love vs Money can ride out in my CD player no matter what song but Love King, I honestly am really only feeling about four maybe five songs and thats only including the deluxe version that has about three of the best songs on it. Take Care of Me, Nikki Part 2 (alright), Sex Intelligent, Abyss (Alright), and Sorry.
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