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 West? Kendrick Lamar? Beyoncé? Nobody expected the late year’s big surprise release to be the mysterious, mercurial album that the elusive R&B legend D’Angelo has been working on for the past decade and a half. And yet here we are. D’Angelo’s team hinted at the release of his new album Black Messiah (credited to D’Angelo And The Vanguard) on Friday and shared the single “Sugah Daddy” over the weekend. And as of midnight last night, the album is out in the world. The album has D’Angelo playing alongside ?uestlove, bassist Pino Palladino, and drummer James Gadson, and Q-Tip and Funkadelic’s Kendra Foster both helped out on lyrics. Right now, you can stream the entire thing below, via Spotify.

Black Messiah is out now on RCA, and you can buy it at iTunes.

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