DEE-1 taps Raheem DeVaughn on “Purify My Eyes” single


Award-winning rapper. educator, host, activist, and NOLA native Dee-1 (@Dee1music) taps soul singer and songwriter Raheem DeVaughn (@Raheem_DeVaughn) for the “Purify My Eyes” single.

 The timely track, produced by Anonymous, urges listeners to replace images of corruption and cynicism with life-giving content to try and reprogram our thinking for the better.

 Fresh off his Breakfast Club appearance after having Lines Drawn” with help from Billboard and successfully migrating From The Hood To Harvard, Dee-1 continues his theme of counter-culture-centered messaging.

 The inspirational rapper delivers 3 minutes and 49 seconds of thought-provoking vulnerable lyrics accompanied by the smooth vocals of soulful singer Raheem. DeVaughn. ‘Purify My Eyes’ provides serious food for thought and discernment in life while offering real solutions to the issues plaguing our culture today.

 The song’s tempo is perfect, making it easy to listen to and hear every powerful lyric.

YouTube fans are feeling the track writing, Ahhh…. I absolutely love this collab – and the lyrics are 🔥,” “I love this collaboration Dee-1 with Raheem DeVaughn and as always the lyrics are FIRE! 🔥 “I’m trying to discipline my eyes, that’s the goal for me, to have discernment not to want for everything I see!” Preeeach!!!👏🏽🙌🏽🙏🏽💯,” “I been playing this non stop!! I love this flow the beat and every lyric!! That, wisdom ain’t nothing if it remains unapplied, hit me real hard!! ❤🔥 You’re going to make this platinum pledge easy!””Wow so beautiful!!!!!! This is smooth and powerful 🤗.”
Take a listen to “Purify My Eyes” below. Let us know what you think.

About Dee-1

Award-winning rapper. educator, host, activist, business owner, and keynote speaker are synonymous with Louisiana‘s Dee-1. The Nasir “Nas” Jones Hip Hop Fellow at Harvard University is a Billboard Top 10 charting, game-changing MC with a persona to match his penmanship. He’s transitioned from being a middle school math teacher in The Boot to a Hip-Hop heavyweight with much more to accomplish. He has released 10 albums and 21 projects thus far in his career. 

Dee-1’s music is part of a bigger lifestyle movement called Mission Vision, which centers around three core principles: Be Real. Be Righteous. Be Relevant. In 2020, Dee received the prestigious NAACP “Power of Influence Award,” highlighting his community activism and commitment to inspiring the youth. In 2021, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on “The Manhattan Project,” but he lost to Michelle Obama. Later that year, Dee was appointed to the “Louisiana Council for the Success of Black Men and Boys” by Governor John Bel Edwards, making him the first rapper in Louisiana history to become a governor’s appointee.

 [Photo CreditDom Jewel]

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