Now this is the perfect way to close out the year. The-Dream has just surprise-released a brand new EP comprised entirely of Sam Cooke covers. Entotled IAMSAM, the EP boasts eight new songs from The-Dream, all of which find the R&B icon masterfully paying tribute to the King of Soul himself. From “A Change Is Gonna Come” to “Cupid,” The-Dream does a great job of delivering modern renditions of some of Cooke’s biggest hits. IAMSAM was initially created and recorded during the studio sessions that birthed Beyonce’s 2010 LP 4.