MY LOVE BY THE-DREAM FEATURING MARIAH CAREY
the mega-success of Rihanna's "Umbrella" in 2007, the-Dream has retained
the writing/production Midas touch on the Billboard Hot 100, scoring some of
the biggest singles of the past few years (Beyonce's "Single Ladies [Put a
Ring on It]," Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body"). While he has
logged four solo top 10 R&B hits, major crossover success has eluded him
thus far. However, the second single "My Love," from his sophomore
album, "Love vs. Money" (March 10), may rewrite the history books.
Atop a finger-snappin' midtempo groove, the-Dream plays Romeo in a relationship
others would like to see fail: "Endless love I always provide/They hatin'
on us and you should know why." The extra boost comes from Carey, who
sings as if she relates wholeheartedly to the lyric, giving a gutsy, husky
performance at the climax. It's a sumptuous love anthem for couples this
Williams, Billboard Magazine