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D'Angelo: Brown Sugar (EMI)

Review by James Hunter, Vibe, August 1995

THIS RISKY debut is puzzling. D'Angelo, a 21-year-old Virginia native, is determined to give pre-hip hop forms like blues, soul, gospel, and jazz a mid-'90s ...

D'Angelo: Soul Asylum

Profile and Interview by David Toop, The Face, September 1995

Is D'Angelo the last soul man or simply the finest new voice of the Nineties? ...

Young Crooners Learn The Subtle Art of Seduction

Report by Amy Linden, The New York Times, 7 April 1996

A QUIET revolution is at hand in urban music. Gone is the boasting about the girl you seduced last night and can't remember today. These ...

D'Angelo: Voodoo

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, The Village Voice, January 2000

I WAS FOREWARNED, and chose not to take heed. You know, how prophecy can get mofos all wound up like Chicken Little with the sky ...

D'Angelo: Groove is in the heart

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Daily Telegraph, 22 January 2000

Five years since revolutionising soul music with his debut album, Brown Sugar, D'Angelo is back. Vivien Goldman meets the preacher's son with a taste for ...

Rhythm King: D'Angelo: Voodoo (Cheeba Sound/EMI) ****

Review by Paul Elliott, Q, March 2000

Album Number Two from "the new Marvin Gaye". ...

D'Angelo: Radio City Music Hall: New York City

Live Review by Carol Cooper, Spin, June 2000

LIVE PERFORMANCE is where music becomes ceremony, a ritual redefining the performer for his or her audience. Like videos, concerts turn a performer into a ...

D’Angelo: Voodoo/Erykah Badu: Mama’s Gun/Kelis: Kaleidoscope

Review by Cleothus Hardcastle, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

SOMEHOW "SOUL" music lives on, clinging to life in the midst of the coldest, meanest materialism. Straight outta Brooklyn came two of the heirs to ...

D'Angelo: The Gift & The Curse

Retrospective by Jeff Lorez, Blues & Soul, May 2008

HE WAS a quiet, softly spoken, artsy type that clearly preferred to let his music do the talking. It seems like a lifetime ago. In ...

D'Angelo: In the Raw

Retrospective and Interview by Michael A. Gonzales, Wax Poetics, July 2010

D'Angelo's organic sweet soul shook up modern R&B ...

On D'Angelo and the Birth of Neo-Soul

Retrospective by Michael A. Gonzales, Ebony, 14 January 2012


Blunted On Reality: A Journalist Recalls Smoking With Snoop Dogg, Biggie, Cypress Hill & More

Memoir by Michael A. Gonzales, Complex, 20 April 2012

"Most marijuana smokers are Negroes, Hispanics, jazz musicians, and entertainers, Their satanic music is driven by marijuana."— Harry J. Anslinger, America's First Drug Czar ...

The Music of Prince: Carnegie Hall, New York

Live Review by Alan Light,, March 2013

PRINCE HAS long been considered a gold standard as a singer, guitarist, stage performer, and producer. He's such a singular force, though, that he hasn't ...

D'Angelo: Black Messiah — First-Listen Review: 'Investing Vintage Soul With A Fresh Lustre'

Review by Paul Lester, The Guardian, 15 December 2014

D'Angelo's Black Messiah, his first album since 2000's Voodoo, looks back to the funk greats while retaining a modern political edge ...

D'Angelo and the Vanguard: Black Messiah

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 30 December 2014

AT MIDNIGHT ON DEC. 15, 14 years dissolved. One key-stroke, and the mythic follow-up to D'Angelo's Voodoo could be yours. Luxurious, raw, crashed-up, silky, a ...

D'Angelo and the Vanguard: Black Messiah

Review by Ian Penman, The Wire, February 2015

Soul revivalist D'Angelo channels voices of funk music's past but ends up lost in limbo. ...

D'Angelo: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Stevie Chick, The Guardian, 22 February 2015

HE MAY BE a soulful innovator, but there has always been a strong traditionalism in D'Angelo's music, and he begins tonight by tapping into a ...


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