Watch D’Angelo Cover Smokey Robinson And Johnny “Guitar” Watson On Verzuz

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Watch D’Angelo Cover Smokey Robinson And Johnny “Guitar” Watson On Verzuz

Ollie Millington/Redferns via Getty Images

D’Angelo was on the popular Verzuz show yesterday. In a break from the program’s usual format, it was not a one-on-one battle; instead, D’Angelo performed solo from the Apollo Theater and brought out some special guests and debuted some music. He opened his performance with a cover of the obscure Johnny “Guitar” Watson track “What Is Love”, which he did with trumpeter Keyon Harrold. (Thanks to Twitter for letting us know) And then he covered Smokey Robinson’s “Cruisin’.” Special guests included Method Man and Redman, on “Left & Right,” and H.E.R., on Lauryn Hill’s “Nothing Even Matters.”

D’Angelo’s most recent album was 2014’s Black Messiah and he’s said that a new album is on the way, though there’s no timeline for it just yet.

Check out the Verzuz show below — it’s also available on Instagram and Apple Music.

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