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Last week, the internet was taken by storm with scheduled and unscheduled hip-hop releases. Mac Miller premiered the track “100 Grandkids” off his long-delayed upcoming release, GO:OD AM; Lil B and Chance The Rapper fulfilled their Instagram post’s collaboration promise with the silent release of Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape); and Curren$y, with nothing to gain… More »

When D’Angelo recorded Brown Sugar, neo-soul did not exist. Think about that. There were a few artists like Tony! Toni! Toné! or Joi who were messing around on the classicist end of R&B, but that’s really all the album had in terms of precedent. That whole subgenre had not yet come into existence. The wooden… More »

Saturday at Bonnaroo can sometimes be a tricky thing. While you’re in the thick of the weekend and things can get a little crazy around the Farm, it’s also a night where there will be a headliner on the main stage, with a long set with few others (if anyone) playing at the same time… More »

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Watch The A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving Special Featuring Performances From This Year’s Festival

A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving is a seasonal presentation of 12 different performances from this year's festival. Alabama Shakes, Courtney Barnett, Twenty One Pilots, Mumford &…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 25, 2015 - 4:04 pm

Watch Tobias Jesso Jr. Cover The Weeknd & Haim In DC

Tobias Jesso Jr. is still touring with his live band Duk in support of this year's Goon, and he's been breaking out some unexpected, seemingly…
Peter Helman | October 18, 2015 - 12:59 pm

Watch D’Angelo’s First TV Interview In Over A Decade On Tavis Smiley

D'Angelo's surprise year-end release of long anticipated Voodoo follow-up Black Messiah took the music world by storm. It was his first release in almost 15…
Caitlin White | September 4, 2015 - 3:07 pm

12 Memorable Moments From FYF Fest 2015

FYF is a weird festival. Tucked away at LA’s Exposition Park, tucked away towards the end of the summer—this isn’t one of the big blockbuster…
Ryan Leas | August 24, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Obama Shares Vacation Playlists Featuring Florence + The Machine, Beyoncé, Okkervil River

Let's not bury the lede here: President Obama seems to be siding with Spotify in the streaming wars. POTUS tweeted a pair of vacation playlists…
Chris DeVille | August 14, 2015 - 12:13 pm

D’Angelo, Ed Sheeran, Michael McDonald, & More Set For Bill Withers Tribute Concert

Soul great Bill Withers has largely stayed out of the public eye for the past few decades, only making appearances in cases as rare as…
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2015 - 1:32 pm

D’Angelo Discusses Racial Injustice With Black Panther Party Co-Founder Bobby Seale

On last year's stunning Black Messiah, D'Angelo directly confronted the realities of being black in America and this country's long history of institutional racism, so…
Peter Helman | June 19, 2015 - 7:35 pm

D’Angelo Says A Black Messiah “Companion Piece” Is On The Way

In his first interview since the release of last year’s surprise album Black Messiah, D’Angelo told Rolling Stone that his new album is only the…
Caitlin White | June 15, 2015 - 10:24 am

Stream D’Angelo’s Spotify Session, Which Includes A Rare Prince Cover

For those of you still reeling over the surprise release of D'Angelo's long, long awaited Black Messiah, there's a few more additions to the album…
Caitlin White | May 13, 2015 - 11:37 am

D’Angelo Announces U.S. Tour Dates

After his surprise comeback album Black Messiah snuck its way to release at the tail-end of last year, D'Angelo has announced a tour to accompany…
Caitlin White | April 27, 2015 - 10:47 am

Watch D’Angelo Perform Extended Version Of “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” At The Apollo

D'Angelo performed his first post-Black Messiah show at the Apollo last night, on the same stage where he performed at an amateur talent competition in…
James Rettig | February 8, 2015 - 2:44 pm

Solange Enlists Beyoncé, Dave Longstreth, Ariel Rechtshaid, A-Trak To Reflect On D’Angelo’s Voodoo

January 25 marked the 15th anniversary of D'Angelo's seminal Voodoo. Its follow-up, Black Messiah, dropped out of nowhere back in December and it's a total…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 4, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Watch D’Angelo’s Stunning Saturday Night Live Debut

D'Angelo continued his comeback with a spot as the musical guest on last night's episode of Saturday Night Live. It was his first time ever…
James Rettig | February 1, 2015 - 9:27 am

D’Angelo Is Playing SNL

D’Angelo has not played music on TV in many, many years. But with the surprise release of his much-loved comeback album Black Messiah, he is…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2015 - 10:30 am

D’Angelo’s First Post-Black Messiah Show Is At The Apollo

D'Angelo's long-awaited third album Black Messiah was so rapturously received that it made its way to #1 in The Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop
Chris DeVille | January 16, 2015 - 4:55 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This makes two years in a row now that an actual Album Of The Year contender has been released in the pre-holiday murk, a time…
Stereogum | December 19, 2014 - 5:32 pm

Premature Evaluation: D’Angelo And The Vanguard Black Messiah

Every once in awhile, an artist somewhere on the R&B/soul/black music spectrum releases an album that's simultaneously an attempt to come to grips with America,…
Phil Freeman | December 15, 2014 - 11:47 am