Vado and Raheem DeVaughn make some gangsta Quiet Storm hip-hop with It’s You. Check it out.

This one is surprisingly dope.  Vado and Raheem mesh much better than you would expect.

Click here to download.  It’s a fine line between corny and laid back, but when a hip-hip ballad is done properly it’s a good look.  Here are a few others that have straddled the line well:

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Raheem DeVaughn is one of the dopest singers to ever bless the mic. He’s not hip-hop but it’s in his roots. The legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff was one of the first to put him on when he was just Raheem. Check out his new mixtape called Jackin’ 4 Beats.

Click here to listen to and download the mixtape.  He did indeed jack these beats so most of them will sound familiar to you.  The track list is below.  First, here are a couple of songs Raheem did with Jazzy Jeff from back in the day on Jazzy Jeff’s The Magnificent and The Return of the Magnificent compilations (incredibly, incredibly dope):