Down With The King: 25 Martin Luther King Jr. Rap References

10. Common f/ Will.I.Am "A Dream" (2006)



Album: Freedom Writers OST
Producer: Will.I.Am
Label: Hollywood
Lyric: “It's a cold war; I'm a colder soldier/Hold the same fight that made Martin Luther the King/I ain't using it for the right thing/In between lean and the fiends, hustling and schemes/I put together pieces of a dream/I still have one.”

Will.I.Am was hardly the first producer to sample MLK's “I Have A Dream” speech, but it's seldom been used to greater effect as Common tries to reconcile street life with King's words.

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