Raheem DeVaughn Gently Channels Marvin Gaye On A Powerful Black History Homage With Rhymefest (Video)
Raheem DeVaughn’s place in Hip-Hop has been forged, even though he’s a singer. The Maryland native makes real-life music, and always seems to develop song chemistry with whatever collaborators he’s linked with. On “Final Call (Saviour’s Day),” ‘Heem teams up with Rhymefest (who has slowed his output down in the last few years). On a Marvin Gaye-inspired delivered (confirmed by a 2Pac interpolation of “Keep Ya Head Up”). At almost 10 minutes, this song has many movements… and a ‘Fest verse like his early Alido Records days. The record is an homage to the February 26th Nation Of Islam observation of Saviour’s Day, in time for next week.
Also worth noting, the song is produced by Kenny Dope… who’s an O.G. breakbeat Head/DJ out of New York. Kenny’s been developing Rasheed Chappelle in recent years, but fans of his work may be surprised by this sound, as it’s a benchmark moment.