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, and other pressing issues of the day.

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Trap your house. Sell your bricks. America. America,” DeVaughn croons at one point on the song. The track serves as one of 16 tracks featured on the duo’s Footprints On The Moon album. Released on September 22, the album features an assortment of guest appearances, including ones from Rapsody, Scarface and Talib Kweli.

Footprints On The Moon also marks the return from a 12-year hiatus for The CrossRhodes.

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“We do not promote escapism or a fantasy. We have created reality music,” Wes Felton said in a press statement. “Footprints On The Moon will expose racial and social injustices, economic disparities, and issues that affect real people. It is our hope that the people will support artists and movements that reflect the changes needed for our communities.”

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