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The-Dream Leaves Def Jam Records

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The-Dream has officially left Def Jam Records. The lauded singer-producer took to Twitter to share his departure as a result of being “underappreciated.”

“I will miss this logo. It all started here! Love Everything that I achieved there, EXODUS THE-DREAM #exodusthedream,” he tweeted with a photo of the Def Jam logo.

Label politics and a lack of respect for his work seem to be the main reason he’s leaving his post at the company. “Under appreciated and unfinished! When no one would turn in a Album that year. We did, it was a grave mistake. But I am proud of my work regardless. To much EGO,” he proclaimed, with a photo of his recent album ‘Love King.’

He shared what he dubbed the “shareholders version” of his ’1977′ project, to exemplify how Def Jam was not creatively aligned with his vision.

The-Dream, who has also penned hits like ‘Umbrella’ for Rihanna and ‘Touch My Body’ for Mariah Carey, is looking forward to being an independent artist moving forward. “Creativity! My own Time my own Way. Just me and spat my Engineer at the Time. No label at All! Perfect,” he said.

In addition to being an artist on the roster, in 2009, The-Dream was named Executive Vice President of Def Jam Records.

See his departure announcement below.

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