Anyone who watched this year’s Grammys knows that getting The-Dream and Shawn Corey Carter together is sure to produce some level of entertainment value. To this point, though, a proper collaboration had yet to surface. Sure, the two have appeared on records together—both Jay Electronica’s “Shine Suit Theory” and The Throne’s “No Church In the Wild”—but neither seemed orchestrated in a fashion suitable to both artists’ talents. The two must’ve sensed the collective angst of listeners everywhere, because seemingly right on cue we get “High Art,” a record that finds the two titans of their respective genre’s meeting at the epicenter of urban sound. The chorus screams summer anthem (“I make love to my girl, I get high with my niggas”) and Hov laces lyrics with his typical nonchalance. Together, they create something that’s not so much magical as it is necessary; the game needs far more records where Hip-Hop and R&B don’t just coexist but intermingle, and far more of The-Dream. Plus, you can never have too much Jay-Z. The record will appear on The-Dream’s fifth studio album, IV Play, via Def Jam on May 28th. Listen to the collab below and pick up the album as well.
The-Dream – "High Art" (Feat. Jay-Z)
5 years ago by Sheldon Pearce