My review of the new Raheem DeVaughn album just went up at Exclaim! Read it here. Spoiler: I like it a lot. Reminds me a lot of What’s Going On and Curtis, and not just because “Bulletproof” samples “We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue”.
Also: Did you know that house/hip-hop pioneer Kenny Dope produced 3/4 of this record? Really interesting to see a producer with feet in so many genres contribute to a mainstream R&B record.