Grammy-nominated R&B artist Raheem DeVaughn and longtime collaborator Wes Felton, known together as The CrossRhodes, spotlight the struggles and injustice in black communities around the country in the music video for their latest single, “America.” The visual serves as a wake-up call and awareness to issues like injustices by police officers, religious wars, global warming, and community neglect.
“America” appears on The CrossRhodes’ new album, Footprints On The Moon, which is providing the soundtrack for the movement towards social progress. The project will feature appearances and production from notable artists and producers such as Scarface, Talib Kweli, 9th Wonder, Rapsody, Chaz French, Phil Ade, The Colleagues, The Fr3shmen, and more.
The current climate of political and social unrest has invigorated the artistic prowess of DeVaughn and Felton. They are empowered by the burgeoning passion fueled by the Black Lives Matter movement, Charlottesville, and Immigration Crackdown; The CrossRhodes reunited to break their silence and reactivate the masses.
“With the current state of political uncertainty, creatives have a responsibility to be the voice and reflection of the people. Music with a message is a much needed and welcomed disruption,” says Devaughn. “Footprints On The Moon plans to inspire and incite positive and catalytic change.”
“We come from a rich legacy of black artists who created music to wake the consciousness of the masses. Music is supposed to inspire,” adds Felton. “We do not promote escapism or a fantasy. We have created reality music. Footprints On The Moon will expose racial and social injustices, economic disparities, and issues that affect real people. It is our hope that the people to support artists and movements that reflect the changes needed for our communities.”
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