Saturday, June 16, 2007

Taking a break with krooning rap without attitude

Raheem DeVaughn, a "neo-soul" singer from Washington D.C., who was at Tokyo's Cotton Club, delivers music that's a tribute to R&B of past generations, and the lyrics/rap of his group is powerful poetry.
Absent is the "gangsta" attitude of some hiphop.
Instead there's plenty of hippie love ... and allusions to great African American music of the past.
DeVaughn is the son of jazz cellist Abdul Wadud.
Well-behaved rap isn't the oxymoron it seems it would be with DeVaughn's The Love Experience.

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