So its been a big couple days for our man Raheem DeVaughn, first he releases this, then he’s a trending topic on this and……. on top of that, drops a pretty sick mixtape, Jackin 4 Beats. The tape has on it a mix of new songs (including four produced by Karma Music), and Raheem versions of (which basically translates to straight vocal murder) big tracks from 2010 (including Kanye’s “Power” Chris Brown’s “Deuces” and Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie”).
DeVaughn’s version of MBDTF’s “Runaway” is our choice track from Jackin 4 Beats. The timbre and tone of “Runaway” sits right in Raheem’s melodic sweet spot, with the D.C. singer running laps up and down the Kanye beat. Fellow D.C. native Phil Ade plays Pusha T, jumping on the latter third of the track and smoothing out some solid verses.Raheem DeVaughn – Runaway (Feat. Phil Ade) (Stella Edit) Raheem DeVaughn – Power
Reviewed by b3