After picking up the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Grammy for his work on Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “No Church In The Wild,” Terius Nash aka The-Dream stopped to talk to Billboard about what’s next for him in 2013. First up, the rapper/producer will release his fourth album, entitled Fourplay, on May 7, with the lead single “Slow It Down” arriving as soon as this Thursday. (because really, what’s Valentine’s Day without The-Dream?)

Nash mentioned that he planned to release the record earlier, but was delayed in part due to his work on Beyonce’s new album, though wouldn’t say much more than that, joking he was told to “zip it” when it came to details on the LP. Yet he was more open with discussing Mr. West’s highly anticipated next solo venture, as Nash stated he plans to travel to Paris to work with the rapper on the record in the next few weeks.

And just in case you’re wondering, there’s no hard feelings between The-Dream and Jay, after Jay’s Grammy hat diss heard ’round the world. “[Jay-Z] was just digging on me, we do that,” Nash stated. “B had just said, she wanted both of these hats.” Nash’s hats though, unfortunately, had no comment.