DC: The 2017 Raheem DeVaughn, Doug E. Fresh And Friends Concert (Photographs)

On Thursday, December 21 and Friday, December 22, 2017, the music industry united across genres in support of the 2017 Raheem DeVaughn and Friends Benefit Concert Series presented by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF).

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For the past four years, notable artists such as Wale, Kelly Price, Tweet, V.Bozeman, Doug E.Fresh, Vivian Green, Algebra and others have come out in support of Raheem’s philanthropic initiatives to uplift, encourage, and inspire the lives of others.

On Thursday evening, DC’s historic Howard Theater welcomed a SOLD OUT crowd for a fourth annual concert featuring performances by Grammy Award Nominated Recording Artists Raheem DeVaughn and Angie Stone; Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist, Faith Evans; Rap Legend DMC of Run DMC; DC Fan Favorites: The Backyard Band and music by DJ Money. The DC Show was hosted by Deja Perez and was presented in partnership with media sponsor Radio One’s WKYS FM and Majic FM.

“On behalf of The LoveLife Foundation, we would like to thank my peers for volunteering their time and talent to reach back and pull forward. This effort is truly a labor of love as we seek to help others through service: from scholarships to deserving students to domestic violence survivor outreach to coat/toy donations to feeding the homeless, this helps others help themselves. Thank you to the fans for the outpour of love and support. We look forward to 2018.”–Raheem DeVaughn

This year marked a special milestone as the Foundation expanded the concert series to include New York City’s Highline Ballroom. Hosted by Radio 103.9 FM’s Guy Lambert and La Loca, this year’s inaugural concert featured performances by Grammy Award Nominated Recording Artists Raheem DeVaughn and Ro James, Rap Legends: MC Lyte and Doug E.Fresh, Love & Hip Hop NYC Co-Star/Notable Recording Artist, Lil Mo, Rap Fan Favorites: Freeway and Chris & Neef. Music was provided by DJ Rico. The Foundation was proud to also announce that this event was also SOLD OUT.

368 Music Group Recording Artists: The CrossRhodes, Maycee, and Chris Scholar headlined both shows.

For more information, please visit www.lovelifedmv.org and @lovelifedmv on Instagram/Twitter

Photographs credit Ismail Sayed.

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