"Everybody is trying to talk us into it," Dream said of his and West's friends and business associates. "It was first thought of by me. I was in Miami at the time, and I gave Kanye a call and said, 'The best thing would be for me and you to do an album.' I feel he's at a certain place in hip-hop, I'm at a certain place in R&B, and lyrically, I'm just in a certain place in my lifetime. Let's take the best of both worlds and put it on a CD and try to make something we can sell to the consumers. He says he's with it. We're gonna try to make it happen. I told him, 'Let me lift my profile up a little bit.' "
Reps for West declined to comment on a joint-album plan.
Seeing that The-Dream recorded his debut LP Love/Hate in just nine days, and it took Kanye a little more than half that time to record 808s & Heartbreak, Dream feels the collaborative full-length could be tackled in no time.
"It wouldn't take that long at all, once we got the concept," Dream said.
Next up on his plate, Dream is co-writing Mariah Carey's entire next album. They're penning and recording at a feverish pace, coming up with seven records in six days. Christina Milian is just about finished with her album. She's signed to Dream's Radio Killer Records, and her next single is called "I'm a Cheat." Mary J. Blige's next album is also on deck, and The-Dream is headed out on the road with Keyshia Cole on a tour.