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One-On-One with Raheem DeVaughn (AUDIO EXCLUSIVE)

Written by | Ray Cornelius

Despite being called The Love King, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Raheem DeVaughn admits to not being in love at the moment. The 38-year-old vocalist and radio host is gearing up for the release of his fifth studio album, “A Place Called Love Land” and says he’s ok to being an instrument used to cultivate love and relationships.

Raheem-DeVaughn-Artwork-for-A-Place-Called-Loveland.jpgAAA“I’m more so in love with the idea of being in love. My personal life is so complex. I’m pretty much a workaholic. I’m not married or anything of that nature right now. I accept the responsibility and the gift that I have as an artist. I think I bring people together for love, ironically,” says DeVaughn.

“I don’t know where these songs come from, they just kind of come from the air and not necessarily from me but more or less thru me. That is the gift that I have and I accept, and I enjoy what it has to offer people and allow them to embrace it.”

DeVaughn is currently riding the wave of his recent hit singles, “Love Connection” as well as the smooth-jazz track “Maker of Love” with jazz saxophonist, Boney James.

Check out the rest of my recent interview below where we talk about his radio program and more!

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Ray Cornelius is an entertainment news blogger and media personality. He is also the host of Jazz 91.9 WCLK's arts and entertainment show "UPFRONT." He lives in Atlanta.

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