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1. R. Kelly: “You Remind Me of Something”
You remind me of my jeep, I wanna ride it
Something like my sound, I wanna pump it
Yeah, we know he’s twisted but, damn it, if R. Kelly doesn’t make the catchiest hooks in town. Only Kels could transform an innocuous Jeep reference into a scintillating double entendre hot enough to make you happy to be compared to a car.
Fans who were excited about D’Angelo’s return to R&B will have to wait just a little bit longer because the soulful singer isn’t off to such a good start.
Last night, D’Angelo had to cancel his Amsterdam concert because he fell off the stage before the show began. According to Eurweb:
“The doors were supposed to open at 7[PM],” a source told The BoomBox. “There were a couple hundred people waiting in line. They opened the doors to the venue at about [7:20PM] and a few guys from the venue — bouncers I guess — came outside and informed the crowd that D’Angelo had fallen from the stage last night, and will not be performing tonight.”
I’m sure the ladies were not happy about that, but the show was rescheduled for Feb. 2 so they only have a couple of days to wait while D’Angelo shakes off the pain. It can’t be easy making a comeback after 10 years, but ‘m sure he’ll get it together in no time.
Do you plan on checking out his show when he comes back to the US?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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Good news ladies and gentlemen. It’s rare that we get an artist to come back with the same skill and talent they left the game with, but it appears that D’Angelo has managed to do just that.
Recently the soul artist was seen performing in Stockholm, Sweden and he sounds good, ya’ll.
While we are a little peeved that Europe was the first to experience the funk, we can’t help but be happy that he’s back at it. Hopefully it won’t be long before he makes his way back to the states.
Now, that we’ve talked about his vocal talent, I know you want to know if the brotha’s body is right again. Well, from the looks of it D has been working out. He might not have “Untitled” abs, but the bulges in those biceps cannot be denied. Check out performances of three of his hits below.
Shyte, Damn MotherFawker
by Charing Ball
A recently released cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” by D’Angelo has got everyone all grooving and excited, including yours truly, with thoughts that another D’Angelo album would be dropping any day now. However, ?uestlove (of The Roots crew), who originally tweeted the song, said that the cover is actually 8 years old. And that I, and everyone else impatiently awaiting, will have to spin his old stuff just a minute longer before his new album dropped. He also said that the album, tentatively called James River, is 97 percent done (what does that translate into anyway – a few extra ooohs and aaahs?).
So while we wait for D’Angelo’s long overdue return to music, which has been promised to us for two years now, I thought I’d speculate about whether or not he could make a comeback. And I don’t mean can he come back, drop an album and do relatively well sales-wise. But will we still receive him musically without the added status as a sex symbol?
It’s been 12 years since the cornrowed, gapped tooth, falsetto followed up his award winning debut album Brown Sugar with highly praised second album Voodoo. When he released his first album, D’Angelo was a pudgy piano player preaching to our souls with song such as Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mines, Lady and When We Get By. That album was an instant classic and served as a breath of fresh air among the other producer driven R&B-Pop acts, which was dominating music at the time. He was also one of the founding members of the neo soul genre, which was a throwback to black soul, blues and jazz music artist of earlier decades.
Despite the relative success of Brown Sugar, it would take his second album Voodoo to propel his career beyond the limited audience that a neo-soul genre could provide him. Although music-wise, the album was just as dope as his first offering, the record buying audience was slow to catch on to this new experimental side of D’Angelo. That was until he dropped some weight, beefed up and had his chiseled naked body sensually asking us “How Does it Feel?” That video had all the ladies standing extra close to the television, trying magically to peer down below the TV pane and all their jealous, hating-A$$ boyfriends responding, “put some damn clothes on!”
When two amazing artists push their egos aside and come together to record some good music, we can’t help but to be excited. Check out the list of some of our favorite classic and contemporary duets and let us know which ones you love or what we may have forgotten!
We had the pleasure of catching up with the very talented, equally gorgeous songbird Goapele. The songstress shared the journey she took completing her latest studio project, her dream collaborations, the truth behind those intricate hair styles and her diva daughter.
Sometimes I feel like my favorite recording artists are stringing me along when it comes to releasing albums. A date is set, then it is pushed back, another date is set, and it is pushed back once again. By the time their album is released, my anticipation has fizzled and I‘ve already found a new favorite artist. Between touring, extracurricular projects, and appearances—artists undoubtedly find it challenging to focus on completing an album, but when it’s time to drop a new album—it’s time. Here are the ‘Top 8 Recording Artists Who Love to Keep Us Waiting:’
Jill Scott is working a new album called “The Light of the Sun,” Beyonce is allegedly in the studio and we’ve been hearing rumors about D’Angelo putting out a new album for over a year. 2011 is destined to be a great year for good music!
Check out this list of the 25 most anticipated albums of 2011!
Who do you want to see drop an album this year?
That man is at it again. Seems like he has no act-right in him and this time, it’s really done or maybe you did the messing up or maybe the reasons aren’t so cut and dry and there’s enough blame to spread to both parties. Whatever happened, we’ve all been there. Break-ups are awful, tortuous painful events. Luckily, we have music to get us through the different stages of emotions that a break-up dumps on us (pun intended). Old school legends, new school entertainers and some of those great artists from the 90’s we never heard from again are all here to help us. We present to you the Ultimate Break-Up Playlist.