It’s always a welcomed sight when a contemporary artist pays homage to the originators. R&B artist, The Dream took it a step further. Seemingly out of nowhere, he released IAMSAM, an 8 track album album full of Sam Cooke covers.
However, in an Instagram post he explains the sentimental reason behind the release.
My Mother loved a lot of Artist growing up, but the one we shared the most interest in together was Sam Cooke, so Tonight I give him back to her. These songs were originally recording during the making of @beyonce 's 4 album in 2010 w my good Friend Pat Thrall. My mother passed on the 23rd day of December in 1992. https://soundcloud.com/the-dream/sets/iamsam
Stream the project below,