It’s hard for me to say that I have a favorite Raheem Devaughn song, but this is as close as it gets. “Believe it I ain’t like most men, I aint like them others that you dealt with in your past!” Peep the end of the song, the boy goes in!!!
“Believe” The Love Experience
This next joint shows Raheem laying down pain and struggle over an Isley Brothers soul sample. If you listen hard enough, I bet you can identify with 1/3 of the things that he is singing about.
“Until” The Love Experience
“Love Drug” Love Behind the Melody
[I tried to tell a girl that she was my drug and she thought I was crazy. This brother compares a woman’s love to drugs and the shit is bangin. My man said, “You’re pure as snow from Columbia, you keeps it tight for me like zip locks…” ]
Straight baby makin music… What more can I say
This week’s artist is none other than Mr. Raheem Devaughn. Since his inception into the industry, Raheem’s talent has been evident. He was one of the first artist that really gave me an understanding of what a true artist is. He is a vocalist, song writer, and producer. If you are familiar with his work, then you know that creating heart-felt songs for the ladies comes easy to Mr. Devaughn which is displayed through the lead singles for both of his commercial releases.
“You” The Love Experience
This is the song that introduced Raheem to the world. This is one of those records that we will throw on 20 years from now and it will STILL sound brand new. If this wasn’t enough, Raheem gave the ladies another anthem with the lead single from his second album.
“Woman” Love Behind the Melody
This song always makes me think of all the beautiful women that are and have been in my life. My beautiful mother, my great aunt, (RIP to the both of you) close female friends, and all the lovely ladies that walk the Earth. This song is for you. Raheem single handedly proved that there is more to R&B than just pelvic thrusting and dancing, but true emotion and appreciation for the opposite sex can be communicated as well.
We will have more from our artist of the week as the week moves on, but for now, enjoy a few more selections and if you haven’t bought Raheem’s albums, go out and get both now. (He has a new project that will drop in March. Read about that here http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.10541/title.ludacris-bun-b-damian-marley-appear-on-raheem-devaughns-next-lp)
“Desire” Love Behind the Melody [This song is cold blooded!]
“Guess Who Loves You More” The Love Experience [ANOTHER timeless record!!!]