The-Dream took to his SoundCloud page to release an eight-track EP titled IAMSAM, which features covers of Sam Cooke’s music that was dedicated to his mother.
He wrote this:
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.