If it weren't for the cohesive fumbles of his good but not great last two albums, The-Dream would already have been hailed as this generation's Prince. This first taste from his forthcoming fourth effort Love IV (Diary of a Mad Man) is a step in the right direction, to say the least. It's 10 minutes but you won't notice.
Dream's also the man behind the pen of current Queen B hits "Run the World (Girls)" and "1+1," not to mention her biggest hit, "Single Ladies." In case you didn't know.