Michael Tullberg/Getty ImagesGrammy-winning hitmaker Jermaine Dupri is dreaming of “Change” with his new single of the same name, which features Eric Bellinger, Ne-Yo, Johnta Austin, PJ Morton, Common, Gary Clark Jr., and more, including the Detroit Youth Choir.
Drawing inspiration from his 2001 record “What’s Going On” with vocalist Bono of superstar rock band U2, JD put together a stellar group of singers.
“I started my quest in making this song back in June, using what Bono and I did with “What’s Goin On” as the blueprint,” Jermaine wrote on Twitter. “I created “Change” [for] all Black Kings [and] artist I never worked with, new artists I feel are next and then just down right incredible vocalist.”
Boyz II Men‘s Wanya Morris, Rotimi, Smokie Norful, Big Rube, Bryan-Michael Cox, Anthony Hamilton,Keedron Bryant, Jac Ross and Kirk Franklin are also featured on the track, which pushes the importance of being the change you want to see in the world.
Proceeds from “Change” will benefit the Social Change Fund, a charitable organization created by philanthropists and NBA superstars Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul, dedicated to empowering communities of color and advocating for the rights of all Black lives.
Jermaine Dupri is also expected to make an appearance during Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden‘s star-studded virtual “I Will Vote” concert on Sunday. Everyone’s invited with the donation of any amount to the Biden/Harris campaign.
By Rachel George
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