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Today in Hip-Hop History: D’Angelo Drops Debut ‘Brown Sugar’ LP 24 Years Ago

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On this date in 1995, Richmond, Virginia native and neo-soul trailblazer Michael Eugene Archer a.k.a. D’Angelo released his debut album Brown Sugar on EMI Records. This landmark project boasted production from the likes of A Tribe Called Quest’s DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Kedar Massenburg, Bob Power, and Tony Toni Tone’s Raphael Saadiq, however, the majority […]

A Documentary Featuring D’Angelo to Debut at Tribeca Film Festival

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Tribeca Film Festival has recently announced that a documentary entitled Devil’s Pie: D’Angelo featuring R&B icon D’Angelo, will be released this year. The forthcoming documentary was directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer Carine Bijlsma, and it gives viewers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes and rare look at D’Angelo‘s life during the preparation for his highly anticipated […]

Today In Hip Hop History: D’Angelo Drops Debut ‘Brown Sugar’ LP 23 Years Ago

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On this date in 1995, Richmond, Virginia native and neo-soul trailblazer Michael Eugene Archer a.k.a. D’Angelo released his debut album Brown Sugar on EMI Records. This landmark project boasted production from the likes of A Tribe Called Quest’s DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Kedar Massenburg, Bob Power and Tony Toni Tone’s Raphael Saadiq, however, the majority […]

The Man Behind D’Angelo and Mark Ronson, Dominique Trenier, Has Passed Away

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According to Okayplayer, the music industry was met with the passing of Dominique Trenier this weekend, a key force behind the likes of D’Angelo and Mark Ronson, Trenier acted as manager, creative director, and executive producer for popular artists in the ’90s and 2000s. He drove D’Angelo’s 2000 comeback by conceiving the video for “Untitled (How […]

Today In Hip Hop History: D’Angelo Drops Debut ‘Brown Sugar’ LP 21 Years Ago

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On this date in 1995, Richmond, Virginia native and neo-soul trailblazer Michael Eugene Archer a.k.a. D’Angelo released his debut album Brown Sugar on EMI Records. This landmark project boasted production from the likes of A Tribe Called Quest‘s DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Kedar Massenburg, Bob Power and Tony Toni Tone‘s Raphael Saadiq, however, the majority […]

Here Are The Sexiest BET Award Moments Of All Time

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From couples to solo artists and even a girl group, the BET Awards has provided us with some of the sexiest moments in the entertainment industry, and we’ve decided to head down memory lane to remember some of the best. Which one’s your favorite? Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill 2015 “All Eyes On You” Performance […]

BET Announces D’Angelo, Roots, Janelle Monae & Sheila E to Pay Tribute to Prince At 2016 BET Awards

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BET has officially announced announced the artists slated to pay tribute to the Purple One. After throwing epic shade at the Billboard Music Awards for their lackluster tribute that featured Madonna, BET released the all-star lineup that includes The Roots, D’Angelo, Janelle Monae and the icon’s former drummer/lover, Sheila E, that will pay tribute to Prince at the […]

The Roots Announce First Annual Roots Picnic in New York City This October

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A unique lineup of artists from various different genres of music made appearances at the 9th Annual Roots Picnic in Philly this past weekend. The Roots pride themselves on creating such a musical atmosphere that audiences will never get to witness anywhere else. From Future to Swizz Beatz, The Roots to Leon Bridges, Usher to […]

Today In Hip Hop History: D’Angelo Drops ‘Voodoo’ LP 16 Years Ago

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On this date in 2000, neo-soul veteran D’ Angelo released his sophomore album Voodoo. Released on Virgin Records ,this sophomore smash from the VA-born singer was recorded betwen 1998 and 1999 in Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, the same studio made famous by Jimi Hendrix, the iconic artist that D’Angelo was often compared with. […]

B.J. The Chicago Kid Drops D’Angelo Tribute Music Video

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So far in his young career, B.J. The Chicago Kid has been compared to no one more than R&B and funk great D’Angelo, and considering the great year B.J.’s having, it’s only right that he delivers this to us on MLK Jr. Day. A re-imagination of D’Angelo’s “Untitled,” “Always In My Hair,” and “Send It […]

Wale, D’Angelo and the Vanguard Rock Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival

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Smoke danced in the air. The smell of on-tap beer drifted across Union Park as it transformed into a musical paradise, greeting Midwestern music-heads with popular headliners and must see up-and-comings for the 2015 North Coast Music Festival. Self-dubbed “Chicago’s Last Stand,” a final hoo-rah to the summer before the cooler weather begins it’s unapologetic […]

Watch D’Angelo And The Vanguard Perform “Really Love” On SNL

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Check out the recent live Saturday Night Live performance of D’Angelo and The Vanguard D’Angelo is back at it again, after a long hiatus. He recently hit the SNL stage to perform his newly released single “Really Love,” from his Black Messiah album which was released in December. Check out the performance below… -ShaBe Allah(@KingPenStatus) […]

Remembering Dr. Khalid Muhammad: 5 Musical References You Probably Didn’t Know

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In celebration of Dr. Khalid’s born day, don’t forget the influence he left in the creative arts as well as the struggle for freedom, justice, and equality Most of America remembers Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad, the former Nation Of Islam spokesperson under the leadership of Louis Farrakhan, as the passionate, emotion-evoking Black leader that was […]

In Case You Haven’t Heard, D’Angelo Is Back. Stream ‘Black Messiah’

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The 14 year wait is over Until about 12 hours ago, D’Angelo hadn’t released an album since 2014, nearly a decade-and-a-half of scattered appearances, awkward interviews, references in rap songs and snippets. Still, it was fitting that 2000’s Voodoo was and is still hailed as one of the great neo-soul albums the genre has ever […]