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The CrossRhodes Manifesto

The intersection of our vision, dreams, beliefs and reality. We are taking back the lineage of what they have stolen. We also acknowledge our immediate ancestors who used the Rhodes piano to create soul music.

Our logo captures the intersection of 4 elements of life for  what it means to be human, men, black, fathers, lovers, believers in God and artists.

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THE CROSSRHODES

Baltimore, MD. April 12, 2015. Police arrest Freddy Gray and throw him into the back of a cruiser. By the time he arrived at the police station, Gray was unconscious. A week later, dead.

South of town, Raheem DeVaughn and Wes Felton reconnect via a telephone call. Ten years prior they had joined forces.South of town, Raheem DeVaughn and Wes Felton reconnect via a telephone call. Ten years prior they had joined forces and created music and a movement together.

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WES FELTON

Hes a real talented brother, a Renaissance cat, who paints, writes, does books. Hes one of those Sammy Davis, Jr. types, but on kind of a millennium style, Prince Paul says of W. Ellington Felton, or Dub Ell, as hes known in his native Washington, DC.

Wes Felton is the son of jazz pianist Hilton Felton, music is in his veins, Its tempting to describe W. Ellington Felton with slashes: Hes a singer/ poet/ actor/emcee.

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RAHEEM DEVAUGHN

Son of jazz cellist Adbul Wadud and cousin of singer Chrisette Michele, DeVaughn has lots of musical blood, however even in pre-school DeVaughn’s mother said he had an affinity towards music. After graduating from high school, DeVaughn attended Coppin State University in Baltimore City, U.S., and began harmonising with a group of street corner singers, and it wasn't long before he began skipping classes to write and record lyrics.

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11/24  Cherry Hill, NJ@ Crown Plaza 

11/25  Atlanta, GA @ Red Clay Ent.

12/1  Washington, DC @ NPR Tiny Desk

12/8  Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre

12/16  Austin, TX@ Hanover 2.0

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2/16  Arlington, VA@ Marriott Crystal City

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"If you  like socially-aware  lyrics, soul  music, and hip-hop with  a  message, this  is  for  you"

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