R&B crooner The-Dream put his usual love tracks to the side for the video release of “Black”, a mellow, darker song about race and inequality in the United States.
At one point the singer even references the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X’s legacy, Nelson “Madiba” Mandela and Marvin Gaye, singing:
And I’ll never be Mr. Madiba
I’m gonna thank you the next time I see you
You got me feeling real black right now
Real black right now
The oppression of a young Malcolm
The shots rang out across the balcony
The day we lost a dream
Too young to sing Marvin Gaye’s “Whats going on”
Since then ain’t been a lot going on
Enough pain can a make a whole race bitter
They say the right amount of love can heal us
Reminiscing back when Hilfiger made us feel like nig**s
What do you think about the video and song? Should he do more music like this?
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