20 Reasons Why D’Angelo’s Magic Will Never Run Out

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1. Let’s be honest. There’s a generation of teenagers that wouldn’t be born if it wasn’t for VooDoo.

Let's be honest. There's a generation of teenagers that wouldn't be born if it wasn't for VooDoo.

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2. Without him, your fave R&B artists WOULDN’T EVEN EXIST.

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3. Justin Timberlake took a page right out of D’Angelo’s Holy Soul Book when he released “Pusha Love Girl” on The 20/20 Experience album.

Justin Timberlake took a page right out of D'Angelo's Holy Soul Book when he released "Pusha Love Girl" on The 20/20 Experience album.

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4. Beyonce’s “Rocket” paid homage to the bewitchingly sexy vibe D’Angelo is known for.
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5. So when Black Messiah dropped, understandably the public couldn’t contain itself.
6. You know you’re the man when J Cole would rather promote your album than the one he put out LAST WEEK.

What up Atlanta. I’m trying to get lunch with somebody right now. If you at work I’ll bring you lunch. YOU GOTTA HAVE D’ANGELO ALBUM THOUGH.

7. And justifiably so. I mean, it’s D’Angelo.

And justifiably so. I mean, it's D'Angelo.

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8. He became the king of musical euphemism when he wrote “Brown Sugar” and everyone thought he was talking about a woman…

He became the king of musical euphemism when he wrote "Brown Sugar" and everyone thought he was talking about a woman...

9. …when he was really talking about this.

...when he was really talking about this.

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10. With a consistent musical vision that oozes soul from both ends, the Virginia native blesses us on both keys AND guitar.

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11. He PRACTICALLY INVENTED SEX with the heart-stopping, ab-tastic video for “How Does It Feel,” which remains one the best videos of all time.
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12. His falsetto voice had people emotional like…
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13. Even when you can’t understand what he’s saying, you understand EVERYTHING he’s saying.
14. He keeps live instrumentation alive, and brought the Rhodes electric piano back to the forefront of soul music.

He keeps live instrumentation alive, and brought the Rhodes electric piano back to the forefront of soul music.

The warm Rhodes sound has been used in most modern soul and hip-hop, from Erykah Badu and J Dilla to Common and SZA.

15. D’Angelo has shown that you can be a musical genius AND insanely attractive…

D'Angelo has shown that you can be a musical genius AND insanely attractive...

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16. …and as seen in his GQ spread from 2012, he’s shown the best things only get better with time.

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17. D’Angelo takes his time to make quality music, and after 14 years, he is right on time.

D'Angelo takes his time to make quality music, and after 14 years, he is right on time.

18. Every music lover shed tears of gratitude for this gift of Soul.
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19. Forget I AM LEGEND.

Forget I AM LEGEND.

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20. More like…I AM D’ANGELO.

More like...I AM D'ANGELO.

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Stream D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ in Full

Originally Posted at Spin.com

It’s the R&B singer’s first new album in 14 years

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After 14 years and very few public appearences, R&B juggernaut D’Angelo has finally unveiled Black Messiah, the long-awaited follow-up to 2000’s Voodoo. Covering 12 tracks and featuring guest spots from the Roots’ Questlove, Q-Tip, and Kendra Foster (of Parliament Funkadelic), Messiah is officially available on iTunes and Spotify (stream below). Describing his album title on a pamphlet handed out during a Sunday New York City listening session, D’Angelo said, “For me, the title is about all of us. It’s about the world. It’s about an idea we can all aspire to. We should all aspire to be a Black Messiah.” Check it out below.