Singer/songwriter/producer The-Dream tied the knot over the 4th of July holiday and Kendrick Lamar is being sued for a sampled used in his single ‘Keisha’s Song (Her Pain)’.

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Singer/songwriter/producer The-Dream a.k.a. Terius Nash has a lot of things going on these days.  The 36-year old singer recently made headline news when it was reported that he strangled, kicked and punched his former boo Lydia Nam.  Nam was pregnant at the time of the alleged incident, which took place at the Plaza Hotel in New York in 2013.

Dreams ex gave birth to their son three months later.  This is the second time the entertainer was arrested for domestic violence against Nam, but the first time she pressed charges.  King Dream turned himself into police to answer to the charges and denied the allegations.  He was arraigned on felony assault and strangulation, in addition to misdemeanor assault, reckless endangerment and child endangerment.  He’s currently out on bond and awaiting trial.

On a brighter note, urban magazine Madame Noire reports the singer pulled a ‘justice of the peace’ with girlfriend LaLone Martinez at San Francisco at City Hall last Thursday July 3rd.  Dream confirmed the nuptials on his Instagram page with a photo of his new wifey wearing a diamond ring and the caption,

"THE MRS. I LOVE YOU with my Whole Entire Heart and Spirit, God has blessed me in a Time where any man would feel overcome! God has restored my Heart!"

In the meantime, things are looking up for The Dream musically as well.  His fans got a free gift when he Instagrammed the cover art for his upcoming EP, Royalty: The Preque and included all eight tracks.

“Welcome to the Designer and Culture Label. Thank you to all who have made this possible.  Before I have mentioned my adoration for Paris, and also how our culture has impacted everything from fashion to jazz and now modern music.  I have no wishes to build a record label, or pursue the old idea of what a record label is. This venture is all about culture and everything that surrounds music.  Me and my Partner Tricky Stewart will do our best at showing you the world through the eyes of the young black dreamers.  Love and sophistication are two ideal parts of wanting to live fancy.”

Here's a look and listen of The-Dream’s ‘Royalty: The Prequel’ Tracklist

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Finally, Kendrick Lamar is being sued over a Alan Parsons Project sample, Old and Wise’, found on his 2011 track ‘Keisha’s Song (Her Pain)’ from his ‘Section.80′ album. Take a listen to both tracks and tell if you hear a similarity.

U.K. company, Woolfsongs Limited, which manages Eric Woolfson and his group, The Alan Parsons Project, filed the suit in a California federal court.

Learn more about the K Dots lawsuit and Dream's marriage and his new project inside Tha Wire now.