NPR Series – My American Dream Sounds Like

Jackson 5 – I Want You Back: “Both pristine and debased, it is too good to be true.”

Blackstar ft. Common – Respiration: “Looking the skies for God / what you see besides the smog / is broken dreams flying away on the wings of the obscene. / Thoughts that people put in the air / places where you could get murdered over a glare, / but everything is fair. / It’s a paradox we call reality / but keeping it real won’t make you a victim of abnormal normality.”

Ruben Blades – Buscando America: “Best captures my version of the American dream — a dream not of individual success but of transforming the promise of democracy and social justice into a reality.”