4. J. Holiday's "Bed" Was Another Major Turning Point
The-Dream realized he could be behind the mic and in front of the camera after he wrote "Bed" for J. Holiday, which sat for 5 weeks atop Billboard's "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs" in 2007. "I felt like there was a gap [in R&B]," he said, the music was missing a grittier sound, so he decided to fill it. By the end of that year, he released his critically acclaimed Love Hate debut, led by "Shawty Is a 10 (Shawty is Da S---)"
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