In conjunction with his upcoming sixth studio album IV Play, The-Dream teamed up with Noisey for a 3-part mini documentary about his life. Through his own words, Terius gives listeners a detailed look at the man behind the music. Part 1 starts with the NC native talking about his childhood and the impact that his grandfather’s upbringing had on him as a man. He also goes into detail about his mother and grandad’s passing pushed him to pursue music in the early 90s.

Watch part 1 of the documentary after the jump…

The-Dream Feat. Kelly Rowland “Where Have You Been”