CD review: The-Dream, ‘IV Play’

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The opening words on The-Dream’s fourth official studio effort is, “I’m tired of talking about it, let’s do it” and the star singer/songwriter/ producer cuts to the chase with a supremely explicit sex obsessed disc. There’s little subtlety here as he goes to lyrical places his obvious boundary-pushing influence, R. Kelly, never ventured. On the freaky Michael Jackson homage “Michael,” and “Equestrian,” which cops a metaphor from Ginuwine’s “Pony,” foreplay clearly is not on the menu.

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