QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Hit Songs Written By The-Dream? So far on VH1’s new music competition series, SIGNED, The-Dream is sort of adopting the role as the blunt critic who is a stickler for details. Ask M. Rose and CozyWithTheCurls. Basically, he’s a tough one to impress and with good reason. The man knows talent when he sees it. For over 15 years, The-Dream, AKA Terius Nash, has been the go-to songwriter for R&B, pop, and hip hop’s biggest tracks.