Race Matters: The Dream Talks Evolution Of R&B And Says “Blacks Can’t Do Soul Music Anymore!”

- By Bossip Staff

The Dream has always been known to keep it all the way 100 in his interviews.

In one with UK’s The Guardian, The Dream might have just set off a firestorm of controversy. Dream told British publication blacks can’t do soul music anymore because of the world’s fascination with white artists doing soul music:

“It’s called rhythm and blues; they just took the blues out of it for so long. What’s crazy is that blacks can’t do soul records any more. We love Adele singing it, but Beyoncé singing it? No.”

Nash went on to say, “No, the tempo’s too slow, gimme the club hit. Now the Blacks in America are responsible for the Pop records, and everybody else is singing soulful records. It’s weird to me. We’re pigeonholed over there.”

It’s evident with the success of artists like Adele, Justin Timberlake and Amy Winehouse that white artists are valued for their “soulful sound” but how do black artists compare? Do you think The Dream has a point?


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