Why The-Dream and Tricky Stewart Are One of the Most Successful Production Duos

The-Dream and Tricky Stewart have produced some of the biggest pop hits of the last 15 years, including Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” and Justin Bieber’s “Baby.” They’ve also crafted hits for Ciara and Mariah Carey.
But what is it about their partnership that makes them so successful? The first episode of The FADER’s True Pairing series explores just that. Watch above as the Grammy-winners discuss why they started working together and how their different approaches play off each other.
The-Dream’s upcoming Crown EP is slated for April 14 and will include the T.I.-assisted “That’s My Sh#t” — the eighth most downloaded track on DJcity in January.
Related: Watch The-Dream’s ‘That’s My Sh#t’ Video Feat. T.I.