This was originally going to be the sole title track until Common and No I.D. came up with "The Dreamer
." The Chicago rapper thought 'the Dreamer,' would be a great album name too, so he decided to title it after both songs. Common recalled to The Boombox: "The initial thought was to make it an A side and a B side, you know, how you used to have both sides on tapes. But we just ended up making it just one piece of work that just really accentuates the idea: If you have dreams, you have to believe in them. You have to believe in yourself to reach those dreams, to achieve those dreams."