Here is the newest single, “What You Gotta Do” from Dwele featuring Raheem DeVaughn. This mellow groove is definitely for the ladies. Be on the look out for Dwele’s new album, “Greater Than One” on August 28th. Enjoy!
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Jeff Bradshaw’s forthcoming sophomore release, “Bone Appetit” drops April 24th. The Double Issue CD includes two courses– a Main Course (Volume One) and Deuxieme Cours (Volume Two). Well alright! With “Bone Appetit”, Jeff is following in the steps of musical giant Quincy Jones. Similar to Jones’ album, The Dude, Jeff serves as maestro while singing and playing his horn.
The NeoSoul Hippie RnB RockStar better known as Raheem DeVaughn has come out with the Freedom Fighter MixTape.
Inspired by his recent arrest alongside Dr. Cornell West, and 18 other participants for protesting with Occupy DC, Raheem described his experience as one of the most enlightening moments of his life. So to bring awareness to be the change one wants to see, Raheem Devaughn and DJ Money presents “The Freedom Fighter” featuring all of his socially conscious B-Sides with appearances from : Jill Scott, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Min. Louis Farrakhan, Dr. Cornell West, Anthony Hamilton, Chrisette Michele, and others.
Throughout his career, Raheem has always had socially conscious message in all of his music. However, for me, recent rumors of sexual escapades and sexually explicit videos began to overshadow his beautiful voice and his lyrics of pride and love. His signature songs such as My People, Woman, Guess Who Loves You More, You and Bulletproof are the songs that made and keep me a fan. Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good love song from Raheem, but it’s nice he changed it up a bit.
What do you think of the Freedom Fighter Mixtape?
ThatKellieGirl is back in effect. I had to head out-of-town to take care of business, but I am back on the scene.
When most people think about soul artists from the DMV area (not go-go or funk, but soul), most people will mention the most famous artists, Marvin Gaye or Raheem DeVaughn. However, there are many talented artists in the area, but unfortunately, they don’t receive much love because they haven’t been signed by a major label. What folks need to realize is that some of the best music you will hear isn’t on the radio. It is being performed right around the corner at a coffee shop, art gallery or local club.
So if you want to hear some new and good music, check out Wednesday Verses featuring Dev Duff this evening. My honey describes Wednesday Verses as the new “Bar Nun” because it showcases the up and coming talent in the area. I first saw Dev Duff perform at an art gallery in Anacostia. Among the young professionals in their after work attire, he definitely stood out with his afro and white t-shirt. However, it is his soulful voice and the raw lyrics that makes him shine. Dev’s songs reminds me of Cee-Lo (pre-Lady Killer status) as he sings about hood stories, turning off the radio and finding balance. Check his video out “Nu Balance”.
Dev Duff has been on the grind performing throughout the District. So come show some love at Wednesday Verses and support DMV’s own!
Wednesday, October 19
2001 11th St NW
DJ Lance Reynolds
Please rsvp to email@example.com
Hey Good People!
So the last two weekends have been fun-filled with art and culture. This past Friday, I attended the third installment of Africa Underground. I missed the first two installments, but this one did not disappoint. There was food, music and dancing all night long. I however was really excited about the fashion shows showcasing designers Korto Momolou (Project Runway Season 5) and Cote Minou who bring a modern, African aesthetic to fashion. For more pictures of the show, click here and here.
Hello Good People!
See you on the other side of the weekend. Be safe.
In the meantime, enjoy this uplifting song “Freedom to Love” from Incognito reworked by Reel People.
Who are the Crossrhodes you ask? *smh* The Crossrhodes is comprised of W. Ellington Felton and Raheem Devaughn, who are reuniting for a performance after 7 yr hiatus. In my book, their album “Limited Budget, Unlimited Quality” is a classic. It was honest, organic and fun!
Check out their greatest hits here.
This is going to be a great show ya’ll. I can’t wait.
Get tickets here.
Here is one of my fav songs from the Crossrhodes, “Balance”.
D.C.’s favorite son, Raheem DeVaughn a.k.a. “Radio Rah” is back on the scene with his latest “The Love & War MasterPeace.”
Raheem has gone back to his roots which is what propelled him in the limelight in the first place. I remember how I would hunt for his mixtapes, The Street Experience Volumes 1-5. They were creative, soulful, political, spiritual, raw, uplifting, and sexy. I loved several of his remixes better than the original songs. I now cherish those CDs as I watch him evolve as an artist and succeed in the music industry.
When I heard his single “Bulletproof,” I breathed a sigh of relief. The world was finally going to witness the Raheem we knew from Bar Nun, Takoma Station and the Blue Room to name a few. Since the beginning, Raheem has been is singing for and about the people– about their struggles, love and life. This is the Raheem DeVaughn we love.
To listen to Raheem’s masterpiece, click here.