March 3rd, 2010

Raheem Devaughn: The Masterpeace


Socialtik Mag caught up with Mr.Guess Who Loves You More, Raheem Devaughn, in D.C. at his album release party for his third studio album, The Love & War Masterpeace.

RaheemDeVaughnTLWSmall_0The deluxe double disc album hit stores on March 2. The compilation of  love and socially conscience tunes will definitely make you want to visit the Garden of Love and stop living your life like it’s Bulletproof. This collection shows the true colors and the creative insight of the R&B Hippie and Neo-Soul Rockstar.

Raheem Devaughn was clearly soaking in all the energy of the party and the success of his album release when Socialtik stopped by to ask him a few questions.

Socialtik Mag: What was your inspiration to create a socially conscience and love double album?

Raheem Devaughn: I’ve always had a desire to create a double CD. But I wanted to have a concept and purpose that made sense for releasing that much music.

STM: How did The Love and War Masterpeace come about?

RD: I actually started working on this album while I was working on my last album, Love Behind the Melody. I went to Wayne Williams and told him I really have a vision for a project that I dreamed about. Although my budget was done they gave me four or five days in the studio with an engineer to get as much done as possible. Within that time, I was able to complete 90 percent of the War side of the album. But I literally dreamed about this album.

STM: How does the socially conscience side of the album tie into your personal beliefs?

RD: I feel like we are living in the last days of time. I feel that we should make love not war and that we should get closer to God. Loving each other and loving the Earth should be key. That’s my whole position on that and I try to tie it into the music.


The new 28 track Masterpeace is filled with sounds of love and awareness, with wise words from Dr. Cornel West and major collaborations from the Who’s Who in the music game.  A few of the guest artists on the album include Anthony Hamilton, Wale, Chrisette Michele, Ludacris, Ledisi, Chico DeBarge, and  Damian Marley.

Devaughn’s positivity and outlook on life is evident in his personality and music. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that his latest Masterpeace will not fall short of a true and classic Masterpiece.


About the Author

Lynn McFail
Lynn was born and bred in Arlington, Virginia which is five minutes outside of the Nation’s Capital. Much like the artists she writes about, 22 year old Lynn McFail is also On the Rise.



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  1. Great article! I knew how much you wanted to meet Raheem, but to get to interview him is a added bonus.

  2. I loved your article and im definitely going to check out his double album!!!

  3. Oh I’m so proud of you! Job well done!!

  4. Great article! Keep them coming!

  5. Insightful article.. I didn’t realize it was a double album or had that many collaborations on it.. They all make good music. It’s alos good to hear a young black man spitting positivity and knowledge. Theres more to life than money, drugs, women. Great job, keep up the good work.

  6. Very insightful article.. Great article and keep up the great work!!

  7. Greeeeaaat Article! I am so proud of you! I am a fan but this article made me appreciate his music even more!

  8. Great Job Lynn!!! A well written article. Im so proud of you

  9. Lovely Lynn. Share more soon. The day has finally come: You + Raheem. Great article btw, for such a great experience!

  10. I didnt know he was coming out with a double album, I love his music and style……keep up the great work STM!

  11. Great article! I heard the single on his latest album & this interview has me wanting to hear the rest of the album.

  12. It’s the first time to be happy to come here.

  13. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.

  14. Socialtik Mag caught up with Mr.Guess Who Loves You More, Raheem Devaughn, in D.C. at his album release party for his third studio album, The Love & War Masterpeace.

  15. If ever we could actually need to know what other things might give us something to be looking forward about.

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