Sweat It Out

Album: Love Vs Money (2009)
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  • The-Dream told MTV News that this song about a night of steamy sex sounds like something R Kelly would sing and he realized this as soon as he started to write this tune. The Umbrella writer added: "I was like, 'Hmm, this is a song that R. Kelly would probably write. And it's about something that he would probably write about. I'm gonna sing it kinda close to how he would sing it.' It's no different than if you were taking a song from the '60s and re-enacting it today. I'm gonna sing this record that Sam Cooke did called 'Chain Gang.' How are you gonna sing it, like Dream or like Sam Cooke? You're probably gonna sing it like how Sam Cooke would sing it. [R. Kelly] is a generation right before me, so he's definitely a major influence on my music."

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