Dr. King dreamed of equality for all Americans. The modern manifestation of King’s dream is in the rapper, Shawn Corey “Jay-Z” Carter. Jay-Z is the embodiment of Dr. King’s dream of equality because he has earned sway over and united the diverse American audience through musical crossover, branding, philanthropy and political exposure. His integration into mainstream society, evolution into a positive popular influence and vast humanitarianism in the form of a young black man from “the slums and ghettoes of a northern city” is arguably a desire Dr. King would have had.
Let Freedom Ringtone: One King’s Manifestation of Another King’s Dream