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Skyzoo & Raheem DeVaughn Hit The Bakery To Slice Some Devil’s Pie (Video)

If you haven't listened to Skyzoo's new album, In Celebration of Us, this first music video may be just the nudge you need. Both his 2017 projects, Peddler Themes and The Easy Truth with Apollo Brown, raised the lyrical bar in a time when it often seems to have been lowered.... Read more

Skyzoo & Raheem DeVaughn Serve D’Angelo’s Devil’s Pie With Their Own Recipe (Audio)

Skyzoo has been in the Rap game for over a decade and a half now. Having worked with 9th Wonder, EPMD, and Spike Lee, the MC has devoted his career to sharpening his skills. The Brooklyn, New Yorker is prepping to drop an album, In Celebration Of Us (February 2) via First... Read more

Raheem DeVaughn Sings A Powerful Anthem Worth Standing For (Video)

Raheem DeVaughn and Wes Felton, known collectively as The CrossRhodes, have marked their return to "reality music" with the release of the music video to their single, "America." With a return motivated by the Black Lives Matter and immigration reform movements, The CrossRhodes' "America" touches on police brutality, global warming,... Read more

David Banner’s New Album Features Black Thought & K.R.I.T. (Full Audio Stream)

It has been six and a half years since David Banner released an album. In some circles, that Death Of A Pop Star collaboration with 9th Wonder was considered some of D.B.'s finest songwriting. The Mississippi MC/producer with three Top 10 LP releases has thrived without the album format. Now... Read more

David Banner Raps From The Perspective Of A Tree Used To Hang Black Men (Audio)

For nearly 20 years, David Banner has spoken deeply and frequently about issues of race in and out of the recording booth. The MC/producer double-threat hails from Jackson, Mississippi, a place with some ugliness in its past, especially with regards to the prejudice, violence, and institutional racism against Blacks and... Read more

Mark Steele Is Vowing To Gain Your Attention. He’s Prepared at Every Turn (Video)

As a former pupil in 9th Wonder's Hip-Hop in Context 101 class at North Carolina State University, Mark Steele is quite literally a student of the game. In fact, the North Carolina MC has already collaborated with his former professor, as well as Rapsody and Cory Gunz. Perhaps best recognized... Read more

MC Lyte Will Star In “love jones, ” The Musical

Since its release nearly 20 years ago, love jones has stood as one of film's most beloved love stories. Larenz Tate and Nia Long star as two star-crossed lovers who meet in a poetry club in Chicago and struggle to make a relationship work, despite their strong feelings for one... Read more

The Roots Open Up A New Chamber With Raheem DeVaughn on Tomorrow (Audio)

Some say that since 2004's The Tipping Point, Black Thought and The Roots crew have been making nothing short of dark albums. Although the acclaim continues to grow for the Philadelphia mainstays, radio play and Top 40 alludes the former Geffen/MCA Records three-time Grammy Award-winners. Well, as ...& Then You... Read more

Raheem Devaughn Offers Up 12 Songs, Including Remixes & Covers In The King Of Loveland (Mixtape)

In the world of R&B mixtapes, Raheem DeVaughn is definitely king, balancing retail releases with years of freebies for his many fans. He's also King Of Loveland, as the most recent tape is called. This effort features remixes, a couple covers from the likes of Janelle Monae, plus label-mates R.... Read more

Raheem DeVaughn – A Place Called Loveland (Extended Album Preview)

From the first time I heard Raheem DeVaughn back in 2002 on DJ Jazzy Jeff's The Magnificent album, I knew he was a special vocalist. Not only did he have a voice that simultaneously projected strength and vulnerability, he also sang songs of substance. Over the years, he has established... Read more

Raheem DeVaughn – Trigga Man (Travyon Martin Tribute) ft Styles P

Raheem DeVaughn has released a tribute to Trayvon Martin which features a guest verse from Style P. Here's Trigga Man. Related: Young Jeezy – It’s a Cold World (Trayvon Martin Tribute) (Audio)... Read more

Rapsody – Non Fiction ft Raheem DeVaughn (Video)

Rapsody drops a video for "Non Fiction," one of the dopest (and grimiest) tracks on The Idea of Beautiful. 9th Wonder provides the beat, and the hook is courtesy of Raheem DeVaughn (plus an ill Mobb Deep sample). The visual is the perfect accompaniment for the boom bap she brings... Read more

Rapsody – Non-Fiction ft Raheem DeVaughn & Ab-Soul (Prod. 9th Wonder)

Rapsody drops another hot 9th Wonder-produced joint. This one features Raheem DeVaughn and Ab-Soul. Check out Non-Fiction. Related: Rapsody - Believe Me... Read more

Actual Proof – All The Way ft Raheem DeVaughn

Both Actual Proof and producer E. Jones hail from 9th Wonder's camp and you can hear the influence in a GREAT way. Check out Actual Proof's new song All The Way featuring Raheem DeVaughn on the hook and E. Jones behind the boards.... Read more

Vado and Raheem DeVaughn make some gangsta Quiet Storm hip-hop with It’s You. Check it out.

This one is surprisingly dope.  Vado and Raheem mesh much better than you would expect. Click here to download.  It's a fine line between corny and laid back, but when a hip-hip ballad is done properly it's a good look.  Here are a few others that have straddled the line... Read more

Raheem DeVaughn is one of the dopest singers to ever bless the mic. He's not hip-hop but it's in his roots. The legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff was one of the first to put him on when he was just Raheem. Check out his new mixtape called Jackin' 4 Beats.

Click here to listen to and download the mixtape.  He did indeed jack these beats so most of them will sound familiar to you.  The track list is below.  First, here are a couple of songs Raheem did with Jazzy Jeff from back in the day on Jazzy Jeff's The... Read more