R&B singer/producer The-dream is thanking his fans for their support by giving away an album for free as they await his next official release.
The man behind Rihanna's smash hit Umbrella and Beyonce's Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) is currently working on the follow-up to last year's (10) Love King.
But the Def Jam Records disc, tentatively titled The Love, IV (Diary of a Madman), has been delayed due to "contract negotiations" and is now not scheduled to hit retailers until the end of the year (11) - so The-Dream is offering devotees the chance to download 10 tracks free of charge.
The songs will be released online on 31 August (11) but will be listed under his real name, Terius Nash.
In a post on his website, the star writes, "Lp4 is Underway I The-dream have decided to go forward with Diary Of A Madman LP it almost didnt (sic) happen. So ill (sic) be in my Def Jam uniform for at least one More Season!
"Also a free 10 song Internet album will be released by Aug 31st. Lp 4 because of the contract negotiations does not have a date but it will be released 4th quarter but i will give a 10 song Internet LP while you guys wait!!!! Love You.
"The Internet LP is entitled 1977 and will be released under my real name Terius Nash not The-Dream. Shooting Videos for 1977 all this week. The Terius Nash Est. 1977 is very personal and to my Fans!"