The-Dream – Black

On the heels of the NBA giving LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling the boot after racist comments, producer The-Dream (Terius Nash) comes out of the shadows and releases a socially-conscious song called “Black” on which he expresses pride in being African American as it pertains to gaining strength when overcoming huge obstacles due to wealthy oppressors. Images of protests regarding gay rights and marches led by Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr, Malcom X, flank the screen.

“Black isn’t just a color. Black isn’t just a race anymore. It’s a feeling and a place from which one feels isolated by the world of the governing elite. Classism is the new racism. This is what black feels like,” reads the written message at the end.

Unfortunately, as the producer/songwriter steps out of the shadows with new music and a positive message, he’s also facing domestic abuse troubles.

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