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Raheem Devaughn – Black History Month Music Message

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Raheem Devaughn – Black History Month Music Message

To commemorate the celebration of Black History Month, Grammy Award Nominated Recording Artist, Raheem Devaughn, provides a glimpse into his upcoming album titled, ‘A Place Called Loveland.’

Much like his socially conscious single, “Bulletproof“, his first single titled, “Final Call aka The Message,” delivers a strong and profound message through thought provoking lyrics.

“Final Call” aka The Message Lyrics Are Listed Below:

Fist Up With The Afro Pick,
I Remember Marvin Gaye Used To Sing To Me,
He had me feeling like Black was the thing to be.
James Brown Used To Sing To Me,
He had me feeling like Black was the thing to be.
Now if you know like I know,
Then turn this up on the radio.
Don’t turn me down man,
Keep me up.
Don’t turn me down man,
Keep me up.
Don’t turn me down.
Fathers teach your babies,
Mamas raise young ladies,
Prepare for struggle,
Prepare for grief,
But teach them love,
Teach them peace in a world,
In a world of wealth and poverty, In a world of sex and HIV.
Senseless Killings,
Trappers dealing,
A world of recession, repossession, foreclosure and homelessness.
But don’t you let up,
Keep your head up,
And remember, yeah,
I remember King and Malcolm marching for me, they had me feeling like Black was the thing to be.
Huey and Hampton dying for me,
They had me feeling like Black was the thing to be.
Now, if you don’t know like I know,
Then turn this up on the radio.
Don’t turn me down man,
Keep me up.
Don’t turn me down man,
Keep me up.
Preachers, preach them scriptures,
Choirs, sing them good hymns,
In a world of addicts, alcoholics, non believers, and false prophets,
Self Destruction and Freedom Fighters,
U.S Soldiers and Al-Qaiedas,
Mother wheels and USOs will they come in peace, man, I don’t know.
In a world of rock music,
Hip hop,
R&B,
Soul & Pop,
I remember, yeah
I remember Soul Train used to show it to me,
They had me feeling like black was the thing to be.
Motown used to sing it to me,
They had me feeling like black was the thing to be.
Now if you don’t know like I know,
Then turn this up on the radio.
Don’t turn me down man,
Keep me up.
Don’t turn me down man,
Keep me up.
I remember Bob Marley used to sing to me,(Redemption Songs)
he had me feeling like feeling like Black was the thing to be.
I remember Curtis May used to sing to me, he had me feeling like Black was the thing to be.
Don’t turn me down man,
Keep me up.
Don’t turn me down man,
Keep me up.
Don’t turn me down.
(TAKE 30 SECONDS TO REFLECT ON YOUR BLACKNESS)
I remember Mandela doing life for me, he had me feeling like black was the thing to be.
Mandela, when they set him free, had me feeling like Black was the thing to be.
Now if you don’t know like I know,
Then turn this up on the radio.
Don’t turn me down man,
Keep me up.
Don’t turn me down man,
Keep me up.
Now, I remember Ali swings bows for me, he had me feeling like black was the thing to be.
And 2Pac and Public Enemy,
Kickin Knowledge Like Black Was The Thing To Be,
Now If You Don’t Know Like I know,
Then turn this up on the radio.
Don’t turn me down man,
Keep me up.
Don’t turn me down man,
Keep me up.

Like the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X, Raheem Devaughn has been able to move and shape the consciousness of not only his black brothers and sisters but his generation. Raheem Devaughn’s music inspires all to find the beauty in black.
—— By: Raheem Devaughn

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