The-Dream's second major studio effort "Love vs. Money" has been pushed back to early 2009. Originally expected to come out in the U.S. on December 16, the Christopher "Tricky" Stewart-produced album will reportedly be released sometime in February 2009 via Def Jam and Radio Killa imprints.
"Love vs. Money" is a follow up to The-Dream's debut record "Love Hate", which has hit the market since December 2007. This forthcoming album includes guest appearances from Mariah Carey who lends her vocals on single "My Love" and Lil Jon who is featured on a song called "Let Me See the Booty".
"This album's gonna be the same thing - a little more beefed up, I'm just gonna give you more," The-Dream commented on his latest work during an interview. "Every album I'm just gonna try to give you more of me, and what I think about certain things ... This album is just gonna be the first album on crack, basically."
"In the beginning I was just having fun. I didn't want people thinking too hard, I just wanted them to gravitate toward my lyrics," The-Dream told Billboard on a separate occasion. "But this time my vocals are different. I've definitely grown in my singing."