Leave it to the hardest working man in R&B to take a break from Grammy nominations and give us a soundtrack to parallel the current economic and political climate of the world. Most of these songs are old but that’s whats cool about Raheem DeVaughn, he has been making timeless, poignant, conscious soul music from day one of his career. What’s more impressive is that it’s all so good that you can’t help but listen to what he’s saying. Marvin has to be looking down smiling.
Download this mixtape and support Raheem’s movement. I can’t think of a better artist to spend your music budget on.
It’s been a minute and I’m guessing a lot of blood sweat and tears since DTMD dropped their breakout mixtape The Basics. The DMV duo have finally made it official with the release of their debut LP “Makin’ Dollas”. As their name suggests, DTMD’s sound is rooted in an era of hop-hop that has been mostly abandoned by newer artists. I hate when people classify some rap as “real” hip-hop based on how it sounds, suggesting that newer acts don’t deserve to be included in the genre so I won’t do that here. This is just good music. Take a listen and buy a copy or Dunc and Toine will have to change their name.
The 2011 DMV awards was this past weekend. Apparently, everybody lost.
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If you haven’t downloaded DTMDs free EP ” The Basics” by now, YOU LOSE!
Marvin Gaye gave us his soul. He would have been 71 yesterday. He died 26 years ago, a day before his 45th birthday. In his brief life he left us a timeless collection of music that will live forever. Good music never dies.
I’ve probably looked at this clip more times than any other on youtube.