Raheem singing “Woman” and “Ridiculous” during the Tom Joyner Famly Reunion

Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Grammy-nominated singer Raheem DeVaughn is putting his talent to good use. The R&B crooner recently announced that proceeds from his new single, “Trigga Man,” will benefit the Trayvon Martin Foundation.

DeVaughn was inspired to write and record the song after George Zimmerman was declared innocent of murdering Trayvon Martin last month.  “America is at a tipping point,” says DeVaughn. “This country has made huge accomplishments, but it’s still very much divided. The undertone of racism still exists and modern day slaves still exist.”

The song which is currently on sale via iTunes is styled in the same vein as Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin On” and features veteran rapper Styles P as well as DeVaughn speaking for Martin in a kind of open letter to George Zimmerman.

“Dear murderer,” he sings. “Did you ever stop to think that I coulda been a surgeon, a father, a grandpa one day? Did you ever stop to think…or was it hatred on your mind?”

Click here to purchase the song, “Trigga Man.”

Also check out photos below of Raheem DeVaughn performing during yesterday’s Tom Joyner Family Reunion in Orlando, Florida, where he met the family of Trayvon Martin:


Raheem with artist Peekaso and the artwork he painted during Raheem’s performance at the Tom Joyner Family Reunion

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Raheem with Tom Joyer

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Raheem with Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton and Trayvon Martin family attorney, Benjamin Crump

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Raheem with Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy Martin at Tom Joyner Family Reunion

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Raheem DeVaughn’s new CD, A Place Called Loveland when it debuts this Tuesday, September 3.

Photography Credit: TreMedia