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The-Dream is back to kick some new flavor in our ears. This time, the “Black” crooner is releasing a brand new EP today titled Royalty: The Prequel, and bears official artwork and tracklist in tow.

The announcement is in conjunction with Dream’s second newest musical venture. Alongside longtime friend-producer Tricky Stewart, Dream will also be launching a “Designer and Culture Label” called Contra-Paris, inspired by the singer’s love for Paris.

According to The-Dream:

Welcome to the Designer and Culture Label….. CONTRA-PARIS… Thank you to all who have made this possible. Before I have mentioned my adoration for Paris and also how our culture has impacted everything from Fashion to Jazz and now Modern Music. I have no wishes to build a Record Label, or pursue the old idea of what a record label is this Venture is all about Culture and everything that surrounds Music. Me and my Partner Tricky Stewart will do our best at showing you the world through the eyes Of the Young Black Dreamers. Love and Sophistication are two ideal parts of wanting to live “Fancy”. I feel if we can show it to you as it has been a blessing for us to have seen it with our eyes and heard it with our ears then we all may want for More of what life has to offer. We want to change how you feel about Life through music and Culture and also change what we see in Each other! Love.

The 8-track project will be made available for free download at 7 p.m. HERE.

Peep the tape’s cover art below and the label’s emblem on the following page.

Photo: Instagram

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