Posts Tagged ‘Raheem Devaughn’

Listen: Black Alley, Live From RnR Hotel DC

You can't really appreciate Black Alley until you see the band live. Not that Black Alley's 2012 "street album," Soul.Swagger.Rock. Sneakers, wasn't a good showing—it's just that there's nothing like watching the crew perform in front of dedicated fans at Bar 7 or LIV.
Out today, Black Alley's Live From RnR Hotel DC captures the band's [...]

Listen: Raheem DeVaughn Drops Saccharine Valentine’s Day Song, “Love Connection”

Raheem DeVaughn, you Lothario, you.
If you weren't already aware, women of the world, that Raheem DeVaughn is ready and willing to have sex with you, here's a reminder. The local R&B crooner has just premiered "Love Connection," a syrupy single dedicated to a woman who hasn't been properly loved yet—because she hasn't given DeVaughn a [...]

DMV Beats: Mitt Romney Money, Javier Starks, and Ndamukong Suh’s Favorite Workout Jam

Every week, Arts Desk's hip-hop writers drop news, music, culture—and generally put you on game.
Pimp Romney

At Halloween parties across the land this weekend, the people who once dressed up as Sarah Palin or a teary-eyed Glenn Beck will come up with costumes that spin off the one-liner of the season: Mitt Romney’s "binders full of [...]

ToDo ToDay: Raheem DeVaughn at the Howard

Raheem DeVaughn has come a long way from his early days on the U Street NW scene. Ten years ago, DeVaughn was D.C.’s most promising upstart; his low-key backpacker attitude and captivating falsetto quickly made him a crowd favorite and eventually gained the attention of Jive Records execs, with whom he inked a deal. Now, [...]

Listen: Tabi Bonney’s New Mixtape, Lovejoy Park

We should have seen this coming. Last month, D.C. rapper Tabi Bonney teamed up with singer Raheem DeVaughn on the lovelorn "Need A Girl," which bemoaned their dating prospects in nursery-rhyme fashion.
Released today, Bonney's new mixtape—Lovejoy Park—continues the lighthearted motif with nine tracks dedicated to the ladies. He tops it off with some decidedly NSFW [...]

Listen: Tabi Bonney and Raheem DeVaughn’s “Need a Girl”

D.C. rapper Tabi Bonney has forged a respectable career by being unorthodox. His rhymes carry the city's unmistakeable twang and in recent years his music has leaned toward silky pop stylings as often as it has toward conventional hip-hop. Raheem DeVaughn is the city's most recognizable vocalist, whose career trek has integrated standard soul, hip-hop, and [...]

Artists Remember Chuck Brown, “The People’s Champ”

There's a YouTube clip from a few years ago in which Philadelphia songstress Jill Scott appears to be completely overcome by admiration. She's in the middle of her set at the Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather Post Pavillion, and she's about to perform with Chuck Brown.
"When I heard that band and those drums, I [...]

Fat Trel’s Nightmare on E St.: The Arts Desk Breakdown

Fat Trel's Nightmare on E St., the most-anticipated local hip-hop mixtape in some time, finally arrived today, following several months of delays and enough hype to suggest the 21-year-old could be D.C.'s next big rap export. Nightmare on E St. was recorded around the United States and features appearances and beats from Lex Luger, Big K.R.I.T., [...]

Download Fat Trel’s Nightmare on E St.

There's a lot riding on Fat Trel's Nightmare on E St. “Stakes are very high,” Trel told Washington City Paper contributor Ramon Ramirez for a recent cover story. “Oh man, where do I start? I just took my first trip to California. I’m meeting with Atlantic Records and recording with famous producers...I want to get my mom [...]

Take a Trip to Raheem DeVaughn’s Loveland

Happy Valentine's Day, kids! If you're single, chances are you're cursing the day, or at least whispering positive affirmations: "I'm fine by myself," "I'm in love with me," and so on. Or if you're in a relationship, you might be scrambling to buy that last-minute gift or get to Hallmark before it closes (I'll probably [...]