Petite Persuasion (aka The-Dream) was already coerced to delete his Twitter once after causing a scene… but I digress.
After his mentions crashed and burned early Monday morning following an interview with The Guardian UK where he said, ‘Blacks can’t do soul records any more,’ Dream tweeted a 4-Page letter to dig himself out it. Get your life from this snippet:
“…Why we have 18 songs about racks vs 1 song abt love and adele sings that ONE! ? Its really simple. We don’t support Black music we support the popular which is fine with me I can have it either way……… But to act like I don’t know the struggle when it comes to Black artist turning in Soul records is absolutely preposterous! Come on man! Its easy to say what I say is crazy , but you can’t prove me wrong, esp when I’m here , in the trenches. Silly people!”
“Truth is We “Blacks don’t love what we Do like we use to” its not the same , we settle for half the talent we have, we can be so great…. But we often give in. [Top 40] tells us how a album should sound now, we use to just do the Damn thang and let them figure it out later. And the fact that I’m even bringing it up should be complimented insteaded judging what I’m talking about. We let iTunes and others outlets Change black music. There are no arrows pointing you to the soul and RandB section of itunes. No banners unless its first week. Please! But what do I know soon there want be any black music to even worry about keep it up, point at me. Sad”
Do you think The-Dream has a point? If so, as you enter the CVV on your Rush card to pre-order the new Nicki Minaj album make sure you stop by the ‘Soul’ section in your music store and sprinkle some love other there, too.