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Throwback Thursday: The Dream

Throwback Thursday: The Dream

July 3, 2014 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-Ellis

This week, The Dream revealed his latest track to his fans, which goes by the name of ‘Black’ and it has been inspired by none other than Nelson Mandela. With the video shot in South Africa, Nelson Mandela’s hometown, the story behind this song strongly refers to alienation stemming from racism and classism, as well as touching on subjects such as religion, politics and sexual preference.

With a fitting title, ‘Black’ is the first release from The Dream since reuniting with Tricky Stewart, who he used to produce songs with in the past. They are also working on a number of tracks, possibly for The Dream’s future album? What we do know is that with a variety of heavy subjects making up the content of this song, it’s bound to touch many with the personal stories that make up ‘Black’.

“I needed to take a step in a direction away from my comfort zone and do and say and sing something worthwhile,” said The Dream. “I think this way all the time, and I spend most of my day in the battle of being black and being a minority. Money has not changed my status in the department of racism and or classism.”

With that said, take a look at his powerful new video below, including a favourite throwback of The Dream with ‘My Love’ featuring Mariah Carey.

Photo Credit: Stereo Gum