It’s safe to say that Raheem DeVaughn is one of the hardest working men in the music game right now. Whether touring, hosting his internet radio show, lending vocals to music collaborations or starring in steamy music video, the Love King certainly keeps himself quite busy. Back in March, we reveled in the first tribute to his reign, the King of Loveland mixtape full of tantalizing covers and original music. Clearly, he has no intentions of letting us "Up For Air," because it only took two short months for him to grace his royal subjects with the follow-up King of Loveland 2. At the rate he’s going, we may have to crown him “King of the Mixtape” as well.
With titles like “Sex,” “Deelishis” and “Cum,” let’s just say subtlety isn’t the goal here. But Raheem is an expert at erotic wordplay and knows how to keep things hot and steamy without being overtly crass. Where the first Loveland mixtape was centered around covers, the second installment finds Raheem back at his favorite pastime, “jackin’ for beats.” From “U.O.E.N.O. (What it’s Made For)” (sampling Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O”), to “Good Without You” (sampling The Roots’ “Don’t Feel Right”), he proves that he can take a popular beat and transform it into something far different from its original intention. Rounding out this collection of jacked beats and original songs is a tasty cover of The Isley Brothers’ “Between the Sheets.” While I’m partial to the first installment of the Loveland series, part two certainly proves that this reign will continue. All. Night. Long.
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