Fri Dec 22 2017

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Highline Ballroom

431 W. 16th Street New York, NY 10011

All Ages

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feat. Doug E Fresh, Lil Mo, Ro James, Beanie Sigel, MC Lyte & Raheem DeVaughn and the Crossrhodes

http://lovelifefoundationdmv.org/

The AHF & The LoveLife Foundation Present
Raheem DeVaughn & Friends Annual Holiday Concert 2017

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  • Raheem DeVaughn

    Raheem DeVaughn

    R&B

    Time travel is not possible yet but until then there will always be music. Certain songs just have an uncanny ability to transport us back to memorable moments. Whether those memories are loving, painful or lustful, Raheem DeVaughn has made a career out of tapping into people’s emotions by creating personal soundtracks to our love lives. For his fifth studio album, Love, Sex & Passion, the singer/songwriter wants to take listeners back to the future. “This album has a very ’90s throwback feel to it but with a futuristic 2020 spin on it,” Raheem says of his new opus. “It’s a little edgy and before its time in places. But this album will probably go down in history as my most sophisticated, erotic bedroom joint. I didn’t focus on what anybody else was doing versus what I just wanted to do.”

    What Raheem has done over the past decade is carve out a lane for himself as one of this generation’s most beloved voices. The Maryland resident’s catalog of sultry melodies and passionate bedroom anthems have earned him a loyal fan base as well as a host of industry accolades, including three Grammy nominations. Originally signed to Jive Records, Raheem’s first three albums—The Love Experience (2005), Love Behind the Melody (2008) and The Love & War MasterPeace (2010)—resulted in chart-topping singles like “You,” “Customer” and the female-empowerment anthem “Woman.” Stepping out as an independent artist for his 2013 release, A Place Called Love Land, Raheem remained consistent in his artistry and the same holds true with Love, Sex & Passion.

    As the title suggests, the album is centered on the emotional and physical chemistry that happens between a man and woman. The brutally honest “All I Know” reveals the male perspective on being a sidepiece, while the bluesy “When You Love Someone” is classic Raheem, as the crooner skillfully captures the complicated nuances of romance. He even breaks from the norm and begs on record for the first time with the impassioned “Baby Come Back” before pushing the envelope on his vulnerability even further on the confessional “I Miss Your Sex.” Raheem is known for his anthems and doesn’t disappoint here. “Black Ice Cream” is his ode to ebony skin that’s sure to pique the interest of the beautiful, radiant, dark-skinned women of the world. Then of course there’s the lead single, “Queen,” which praises the strength and power of what it means to be a woman.

    Being relatable is something that Raheem prides himself on. A man of the people, he communicates regularly with fans on social media and during his weekly self-titled online radio show on WPBradio.com. It’s all tied to the singer never forgetting where he came from. “I wasn’t always ‘Raheem DeVaughn,’” he says. “I’m that kid who sold sneakers at Foot Action, sold records at Tower Records, did telemarketing and knocking on your door in 90 degree weather trying to sell you a fence. I come from humble beginnings and because I been all those people I can relate to all those people. Plus, all those different jobs had one thing in common and that was customer service and even being Raheem DeVaughn I’m still providing a service. My fans are my customers.”

    With the recent launch of his Love Life Foundation, the budding humanitarian is ready to give back more than just music to his fans. “There’s still a lot to learn but I feel like I mastered a major part of my life as a human being,” he says of the charity. “The legacy you build is not about right now it’s what people say about you in history and you’re writing history every day. I got a key to the city from the Mayor of DC back in 2011, which is unheard of this early in my career. It’s an honor and I don’t take it for granted. It just makes me wonder what’s next because I feel like I’m still a fetus in this industry. Other artists out there have 80 records and this only my fifth album; I got a lot of music and catching up to do.”

  • Doug E. Fresh

    Urban

  • Lil Mo

    Lil Mo

    Urban

  • Ro James

    Ro James

    R&B

    Born in Stuttgart, Germany to a military father turned preacher, Ro James found himself moving around for most of his childhood. From Indiana, California, Hawaii, Oklahoma to the place he now calls home, New York, music was always in the forefront of James' life. His musical inspirations come from the sounds of Johnny Cash, Prince, Tupac, Jodeci, and more. Since his emergence in 2013, Ro James has worked with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Brenmar. That same year he also released an EP trilogy: Coke, Jack & Cadillacs, which received critical praise from outlets such as The FADER, The Source, VIBE, and HypeTrak. Since then James has been covered by outlets including NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series, Interview Magazine, Rolling Stone, Us Weekly and more. Noisey calls his music, "a subtle blend of smoothed out, soulful R&B..." and Billboard declares "James' sound is reminiscent of the greats, think Prince meets D'Angelo..." Combining these influences with his journey, he has crafted his best work to date on ELDORADO. Released, May 27th, James' debut album ELDORADO entered the charts at #3 on The Billboard R&B Albums Chart and #8 on the Top Hip-Hop/R&B Albums Chart.

    ELDORADO’s lead single, the sultry “Permission” topped the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart for 10 weeks and earned James his first ever Grammy nomination for R&B Performance. He also earned a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2016 Soul Train Awards where he delivered an electrifying performance of “Already Knew That” and “Permission.” With the release of ELDORADO, his soulful grit, impassioned vocals and clear vision as an artist, Ro James is defining his place in music and continuing to share his journey along the way.

  • Beanie Sigel

    Urban

    Beanie Sigel was born Dwight Grant in Philadelphia on March 6, 1974. Sigel was a name he took from that of a street in his tough south Philadelphia neighborhood; "Beanie" was a nickname his grandmother gave him. Like many other young people in musically rich Philadelphia, Sigel tried out his hip-hop wordsmith skills, appearing on a mixtape assembled by producer DJ Clue and contributing a verse to the Roots' "Adrenaline." In the fall of 1998 he caught the attention of the duo Philly's Most Wanted, later famed for their album Get Down or Lay Down, who were at the time little known beyond Philadelphia. The duo persuaded Sigel to join them at a meeting with the heads of the Roc-a-Fella label, rapper Jay-Z and entrepreneur Damon Dash, who were then well on their way to becoming the most consistent hit makers in hip-hop music. At the meeting, Sigel impressed both Jay-Z and Dash with his rhymes. He wasn't a virtuoso poet, but his material was straightforward and vivid, filled with detail about the violent life on Philadelphia's streets.

    A well respected contributing media personality, Doggie Diamonds has been at the forefront of many renowned one on one's with a multitude of influential individuals in and out of the Hip Hop culture. Now focused on the podcast sphere, Doggie Diamonds has been cultivating pivotal content since 2016. Created in effort to provide a platform for unsung heroes, and distribution of unfiltered perspective, the motivation for his new venture was the frequent inquiry into his insight on burning topics within the culture and industry.

    Always one to answer the call, Doggie Diamonds have built on the foundation of his interview experience and journey within Hip Hop.

    "When I sat and thought about it, I was podcasting before I knew I was actually doing. With my background in radio, all I had to do was strip down the audio from my shows and upload."

    From his work as co-owner of Forbez DVD, to work on The Come up DVD as well as his Doggie Diamonds TV platform (100K subscribers on YouTube) Doggie Diamonds has laid the cement for a legacy in journalism. A true influencer, his goal of competing at a high level will never be compromised. Ranking as high as #3 on iTunes in the music podcast category, Doggie Diamonds has set the bar to say the least.

    The plan is to have one of the top podcasts in the podcasting industry. From top tier guests and doing more live podcasts we seize the opportunity of broad distribution through google play, stitcher, castbox, spotify, youtube, iheartradio, radio one, tunein, deezer.

    From notables such as Charlamagne Tha God, Freeway Ricky Ross, Peedi Crakk, 38 Spesh, Choke No Joke, Math Hoffa, Ali Vegas, Kidd Kidd, and Mitchy Slick to so many more, the Doggie Diamonds podcast is the result of curating content on a platform dedicated to the culture.”

  • MC Lyte

    Urban

The AHF & The LoveLife Foundation Present

Raheem DeVaughn & Friends Annual Holiday Concert 2017

Fri Dec 22 2017 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Highline Ballroom New York NY
Raheem DeVaughn & Friends Annual Holiday Concert 2017
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All Ages

feat. Doug E Fresh, Lil Mo, Ro James, Beanie Sigel, MC Lyte & Raheem DeVaughn and the Crossrhodes

http://lovelifefoundationdmv.org/