Takes a lot to get me on my R&B shit, but I’m a huge Raheem Devaughn fan. The timing of this is perfect, and it’s no coincedence. I’ll let the 368 Music Group description tell it for you:
He is the voice of people who have an informed perspective. The Grammy Nominated self proclaimed neo soul r&b hippie rockstar, Raheem Devaughn, understands that progress requires the ability to be fearless. On October 15, 2011 alongside colleague/friend/America’s profound thinkers, Dr. Cornell West, and 18 other participants, he was arrested on the steps of the United States Supreme Court for protesting with Occupy DC. As he described his experience as one of the most enlightening moments of his life, it fueled a fire that’s been brewing to be a catalyst for social change. Often compared to Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye, Raheem has always included a socially concious message in all of his music. 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 concious B-Sides with appearances from : Jill Scott, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Min. Louis Farrakhan, Dr. Cornell West, Anthony Hamilton, Chrisette Michele, and others.
Yeah. Download that. I’m not so sure that any of these are new tracks (it’s 6am, I’m sorry, I don’t feel like doing the research), but I do know some of these are standout tracks from some of his previous releases. The joints with Damien Marley and Ludacris are fire. It’s worth the download if you’re not the most familiar with his catalog.
“So let’s take a moment of silence to imagine a world without violence.”