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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 gai… 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 woode… 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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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
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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 playlist…
Chris DeVille | August 14, 2015 - 12:13 pm
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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 a…
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2015 - 1:32 pm
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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
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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
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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 i…
James Rettig | February 8, 2015 - 2:44 pm
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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
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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
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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 i…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2015 - 10:30 am
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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
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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
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Stream D’Angelo And The Vanguard Black Messiah

There's been lots of speculation, especially among dorks like us, about which superstar would drop a surprise album by the end of the year: Kanye…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2014 - 8:39 am
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D’Angelo – “Sugah Daddy”

When D'Angelo's manager Kevin Liles promised that the legendary R&B singer's third album would be out this year after a 14-year gap since Voodoo, we…
Chris DeVille | December 14, 2014 - 9:06 am
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D’Angelo Announces Long-Anticipated Third Album Black Messiah

D'Angelo released his classic sophomore album Voodoo nearly 15 years ago. Since then, there's been a ton of talk that he's working on the mysteriou…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2014 - 4:04 pm
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