After crafting Rihanna's "Umbrella," one of the biggest hits of her career, and implanting the "ella, ella" earworm in the world's auditory memory, The-Dream set out to become yet another big songwriter-turned-big singer. The Georgia native, who also wrote J. Holiday's "Bed" and Mary J. Blige's "Just Fine," is off to a good start, generating ample buzz for his debut Love Hate with "Shawty Is Da Sh*t! (10)" and "Falsetto." Rhapsody recently got him on the phone to discuss the making of the Love Hate, which was recorded in only nine days, and getting booed at the Vibe Yardfest.