This is something I’m very proud of. This friday I’m djing the 11th annual Benefizparty (charity party) at the Orange Peel in Frankfurt. The video that you see above is a recap of what the guys from Aktiv7 accomplished to put together last year when they gave over 5000 Euros to schools in Frankfurt. This time the money is going to the Nkhoma Eye Hospital in Malawi which is why I would like to invite all of you to join us for a good cause and a great night with good people, good music and good drinks. Find all info to the event here.
Last week I got a short hand notice that Universal Music Germany wanted me to go through the new Drake album “Take Care” and do a little 10 minute snippet mixtape that they were gonna do some visuals to. Well, here’s the outcome of it and while I must say the new Drake album is even slower and more r&b than the last one, it’s still dope and shows an even more personal, more intimate side of the artist we all love and appreciate. “Take Care” is in stores everywhere. Go out there and support one of the biggest and realest new artists we have.
Before we tear down the walls of the infamous CRUX club in Munich for the highly anticipated Beastin 2 Year Anniversary, the guys asked me to put together a little mix of our favorite tunes of the last 24 months. I hope you enjoy this little 45-minute set even though this is only an excerpt of what to expect this saturday. Kidz In The Hall live, me on the decks, MTV 2 will be filming, this is gonna get more than just crazy. We beastin, baby.
Mateo is back with his newest song “Say It’s So” and let me tell you, if you thought his last visual was dope, wait till you see this one. New York doesn’t get any more beautiful than this and Krucial and Mateo do a great job on this song here. Mateo is someone to keep a very close eye on. If you haven’t heard his previous records “Shoot Me Down” with the wonderful Goapele or his remake of “Empire State Of Mind”, please brighten up you day with a few clicks right now.
I said it a couple of days ago. Raheem Devaughn is the closest thing to Marvin Gaye that we have in 2011. And I don’t wanna compromise his uniqueness by that in any way. It’s the feel of it. It’s the message. The sexyness and the sincerity. The fact that he’s not doing dance music like our favorite r&b artists do nowadays. The fact that he speaks up and drops a mixtape addressing all the political issues that’s going on on these streets. What’s going? Inner City Blues. That’s what’s going on. “Freedom Fighter” is a mixtape dedicated to the struggle, the pressure, the anger and the frustration.
“He is the voice of people who have an informed perspective. The Grammy Nominated self proclaimed neo soul r&b hippie rockstar, Raheem Devaughn, understands that progress requires the ability to be fearless. 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.” (Source: 368 Music)
Download: Raheem Devaughn – “Freedom Fighter”