THE CROSSRHODES

RAHEEM DEVAUGHN + WES FELTON

 

“They engage melancholy without being defeated by sadness; they engage anger without being defeated by despair. Political music is invincible.” - Stevie Wonder

 

WES FELTON

"He is the Gil Scott Heron of our age" says Legendary Promoter Darryl Brooks of CD Enterprise.
Complex Magazine crowned Felton “the future folk-soul hero”.
Ebony.com and The Heineken Red Star committee declare him "a renaissance artistic force" in our nation's capital.

His live music performance experience extends from Lollapallooza, Apollo Theater, to Europe, Japan and performances with artists like Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def, De La Soul, Meshell N'degeocello and UK legend Omar. Felton has been a part of major CD projects with a diverse array of entertainers including Chris Rock, Prince Paul, and Raheem Devaughn.

RAHEEM DEVAUGHN

Raheem DeVaughn is a multi-Grammy nominated artist and label owner. The son of jazz cellist Abdul Wadud, Maryland-based R&B vocalist Raheem DeVaughn kicked his career into gear with a series of independent releases, aided in part by the cash reward earned from winning a talent contest. Jive Records signed him and released “The Love Experience” in June 2005. The album peaked within the Top 50 of the Billboard 200 album chart, with the singles "You" and "Guess Who Loves You More". “Love Behind the Melody” followed in January 2008. The album’s first single, "Woman," was nominated for a 2008 Grammy in the category of Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. A year later, "Customer" was nominated for Best R&B Song. Led by the late 2009 single "Bulletproof," featuring Ludacris, DeVaughn's “The Love & War MasterPeace” debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200, and received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album in 2010. He also was nominated for Centric and Image Awards. DeVaughn then went independent with 2013’s “A Place Called Love Land” and 2015’s “Love Sex Passion”. Recently, DeVaughn has also established a nonprofit named LoveLife Foundation, stars in the hit play “Love Jones The Musical”, and has revived his conscious hip-hop soul group THE CROSSRHODES with frequent collaborator Wes Felton.