Raheem Devaughn Fights For Freedom [Free EP]
Posted by The Maven
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Proving why he’s one of my favorite artists, Raheem Devaughn continues to speak out on social issues and inequalities in the world through his music. Sparked by the Occupy Wall Street movement, Freedom Fighter is the self proclaimed Neo-Soul Hippie’s latest project. If this isn’t good music I don’t know what is. With sound bites from #OccupyDC and Martin Luther King, Jr., the EP should provide some early morning inspiration.
On October 15, 2011 alongside colleague/friend/America’s profound thinkers, Dr. Cornell West, and 18 other participants, he was arrested on the steps of the United States Supreme Court for protesting with Occupy DC. As he described his experience as one of the most enlightening moments of his life, it fueled a fire that’s been brewing to be a catalyst for social change. Often compared to Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye, Raheem has always included a socially concious message in all of his music. To bring awareness to be the change one wants to see, Raheem Devaughn and DJ Money presents “The Freedom Fighter” featuring all of his socially concious B-Sides with appearances from : Jill Scott, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Min. Louis Farrakhan, Dr. Cornell West, Anthony Hamilton, Chrisette Michele, and others.