Bringing back the soul in R&B: Raheem DeVaughn

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It was one of those nights where I decided to take time to myself, lay down and listen to some sultry R&B songs while I sipped on a glass of wine. I felt like hearing something fresh instead of the same old songs on my Ipod so I decided to switch gears and find a random R&B station on iTunes Radio...

and I'm glad I did.

Deep into my R&B session, a song came on that I've never heard before but as soon as I listened to it I was in love. "You" by Raheem DeVaughn captured my ears with its hard hitting beat and surprising instrumentation, like the congas; this song made me want to look deeper into this artist.
"You" was featured on his debut album back in 2005 entitled "The Love Experience." Raheem is the prime example of neo-soul music; with his sensual yet classy lyrics, he has the sex appeal of D'Angelo and the soul of Musiq or Hamilton. Early September he released his fourth album "A Place Called Love Land" which showcases all his great musical attributes.

Raheem uses a variation of Hip Hop, R&B and rock beats and adds his great lyricism, which describes the anatomy and power of a Black woman to create some great singles like Love Connection, Pink Crush Velvet and Greatest Love.

Raheem is bringing the feel of old soul back. Be sure to check out the rest of his material and buy his new album "A Place Called Love" in stores now and on iTunes.