Producer, songwriter, and singer The-Dream recently co-signed  R&B newcomer Summer Walker who has been all the rage lately. The multitalented artist who is known for penning and producing hits for artists such as Beyonce, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, and Justin Bieber, is very impressed with Walker.

He recently sat down with Genius and discussed a myriad of new women R&B singers, including Walker, DaniLeigh, Ann Marie, Kaiit, Tierra Wilson, and Amber Mark.

“Yea, it’s one of my favorite records. Love,” The Dream said while watching Walker’s video for her hit single “Girls Need Love.”  “I need to do about nine albums with her.”

“This is more of my life right here. And of course, it’s Atlanta,” The Dream continued. “She got that 5.0 Mustang in there too.”

“It’s not really like she’s breaking the rules but she’s so hood elegant,” The Dream said of Walker. The Dream had nothing negative to say about any of the other women whose videos he watched.

Summer Walker

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 17: Summer Walker accepts the “Best New Artist” award during the 2019 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 17, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Although he did mention that he felt like Tierra Wilson was singing in a register that didn’t showcase how powerful her voice is. From a producer’s standpoint, he could tell that she was controlling her register, and he seemed a bit worried that she would get pigeonholed into singing in that tone.

“So today I’m here to co-sign and I’m going to co-sign Summer Walker, representing ATL Georgia,” The Dream said of Walker before ending his “co-sign” segment.

“What grabbed my attention about Summer Walker is the automatic future nostalgia of who she is. It’s almost like you can put her five years out already and come back to this moment. And you can see it happening. She seems the most confident and comfortable.”

“I just need them [the other singers] to push the envelope and I think they’re just waiting on their next best thing.”

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.

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