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15 Years Later, Common’s “The Light” Remains a Shining Example of Hip-Hop Love

On July 18, 2000, Common released “The Light,” and with it came one of Hip-Hop’s greatest love songs. Along with Black Star’s 1998 track “Brown Skin Lady” and The Roots’

DJ Jazzy Jeff & Mick Boogie Release Their Annual Summertime Mix (Download)

When it comes to music, there’s nothing that says it’s summertime quite like DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick Boogie’s annual mix. Perfect for BBQs, sitting by the pool or cruising

D’Angelo and Bobby Seale Look Backwards to Move Forwards in Race Relations (Video)

The city of Oakland, California, has served as the geographical genesis for much of African-American political history. As the home of the Black Panther Party, its decades-long presence in the

J Dilla, Common & James Poyser Caught On Questlove’s Camera, Working In The Studio (Video)

One of the definitive albums of J Dilla’s career was not his own, but rather, Common’s Like Water For Chocolate. Comm’s first LP out of the No I.D. and Dug

D’Angelo & The Vanguard Perform Really Love & The Charade on SNL (Video)

This season of SNL has featured a parade of Funk. Prince tore down the stage in November and Mark Ronson & Bruno Bars kept it hot a couple of weeks

15 Years Later, D’Angelo’s Voodoo Is Celebrated Through Questlove’s Quirky Tour Diaries

Along with The LOX’s We Are The Streets and Ghostface Killah’s Supreme Clientele, yesterday (January 25) marked the 15th anniversary of D’Angelo’s sophomore LP, Voodoo. Few could have imagined that of

D’Angelo’s One-Hour 2014 AFROPUNK FEST Performance, In Full (Video)

After a career that could be described as largely dormant for more than a decade, 2014 was the great wake-up for D’Angelo’s output. While the closing month of the year

Do Remember: D’Angelo’s “She’s Always In My Hair” (Audio)

With Black Messiah‘s top of the week release, D’Angelo has seemingly captured the consciousness of music once more. The Richmond, Virginia star crooner has slowly returned to the scene throughout

D’Angelo’s Black Messiah Hits Stores Tonight. Here Are Details and a Review.

The wait is over. After nearly 15 years since the release of his Voodoo album, D’Angelo and The Vanguard’s Black Messiah LP will hit stores at midnight (12/15). We were

And Just Like That…D’Angelo Releases His 1st Single from Black Messiah (Audio)

The Internets were set on fire late last week at the announcement that, after 15 years, D’Angelo was releasing his next album, titled Black Messiah, possibly as early as this

It’s Been 15 Years Spent Waiting. Now We MAY Have A D’Angelo Album Next Week… (Video)

Rumors have been swirling surrounding a third D’Angelo album since shortly after 2000’s Voodoo. Even those rumors are teenagers now, and D’Angelo Heads have sometimes seemed to abandon all hope

Here’s a Mix of Nothing But Remixes of 90’s R&B. Press Play and Enjoy (Audio)

Part 1 of DJ Harvey Dent’s Throwback series features a bevy of some of the choicest 90’s R&B cuts. Dent digs deep in the crates though and has pulled together

D’Angelo & The Roots Cover Prince’s She’s Always in My Hair (Video)

This year’s Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn concluded with surprise guests of epic proportions. The festival, which included performances by Me’shell Ndegeocello, SZA, The Internet, Fishbone, Body Count and more, culminated

GQ Calls Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy The Best Album Of The 21st Century

GQ recently revealed their 21 best albums of the 21st Century that includes some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop and R&B. The man at the top of their list

Here’s a Video Playlist of Some of the Hip-Hop & Soul Classics Touched by Bob Power (Video)

Here’s a video playlist inspired by a recent interview with Bob Power, the legendary producer/engineer, who for more than 30 years has worked with some of Hip-Hop and Soul’s most

Ever Heard of Bob Power? He’s Worked on Some of the Best Hip-Hop & Soul Albums Ever. Here’s His Story (Audio)

For more than 30 years, Bob Power has been one of the unsung heroes of Hip-Hop, R&B and Soul. The producer, engineer and composer has worked with many of the

2014 Afro Punk Fest To Include D’Angelo, Body Count, Me’Shell Ndegeocello & More

Ticket sales and the lineup for 2014’s Afro Punk Fest have been announced. On August 23 and 24, Brooklyn, New York’s Commodore Barry Park will play host to the third

D’Angelo Explains Delving Into Funk-Rock, Brotherly Bond With Questlove (Video)

D’Angelo takes the microphone in a much different capacity as the singer-songwriter hits the Red Bull Music Academy in New York for an hour-and-a-half-long talk with journalist/author/filmmaker Nelson George. In

Here’s a Funked Up House Remix of D’Angelo’s Spanish Joint That Will Get You Moving (Prod. Kero One) (Audio)

It’s been too long since we had new music from D’Angelo. WAY too long…So, we’ll take what we can get. Here’s a funked up house remix of D’s already funky

D’Angelo Covers Al Green and Reminds Us of Mahogany at the Same Time (Audio)

As we reported last week, a re-issue of D’Angelo’s Live at the Jazz Cafe, London album is being released with several additional songs. Among them is an amazing cover of

Here’s Some Previously Unreleased D’Angelo That Will Get You Jonesing for More (Audio)

Few artists have had such a huge impact on music with such a small catalog of recordings as D’Angelo. Both Brown Sugar and Voodoo are revered and considered by many

If You Like D’Angelo, This SoulQuarian Soul Tribute Mix Will Make Your Month (Audio Mix)

It’s been nearly 13 years since D’Angelo released his last studio album. He teased fans with a return to the stage and some tour dates over the last 18 months,

Bring ‘Em Back: D’Angelo Plays Curtis Mayfield’s Gimme Your Love in the Brown Sugar Era (Video)

If you’re a fan of the 70’s film Superfly or even Snoop Doggy Dogg’s Doggystyle album, you know the impact that Curtis Mayfield had on soul music, Hip-Hop, film and

Game Celebrates the Woman in His Life with a Flip of D’Angelo’s Lady (Video)

Game releases another video from his 2012 album Jesus Piece. All That (Lady) is built on D’Angelo’s neosoul classic ode to the Lady in his life. Game, Big Sean and

Questlove and D’Angelo discuss their mutual love of Prince (Video)

Here’s a little something for the Prince stans out there. Questlove and D’Angelo share the story of how their mutual love of Prince brought them together. Check out the video.

A behind the scenes look at D’Angelo’s return to music through the eyes of ?uestlove (Video)

Last year, D’Angelo rocked the music world with an unannounced return to the stage, after more than 10 years, at the Bonnaroo festival. Here’s a behind the scenes look at

D’Angelo performs at the 2012 BET Awards (Video)

D’Angelo made his triumphant return to center stage after 12 years last night at the BET Awards. If you missed his performance (or want to see it again) check it

D’Angelo performs She Came Into the Bathroom Window with The Roots (Video)

The Roots recently performed at Bonnaroo and brought out D’Angelo as a surprise guest. Check out his first stateside performance in over a decade below. Related: D’Angelo – The GQ

Hodgy Beats – Fordab*tches

Hodgy Beats goes in over a vintage track from D’Angelo’s first album. Check out Fordab*tches. Related: Hodgy Beats – Untitled EP (Mixtape) Click here to download. Here’s the D’Angelo song.

After more than a decade away, D’Angelo is poised to make a major comeback. GQ got the first in-depth interview with one of this generation’s greatest soul singers. Check out the article below.

click here to read the whole thing.  Related:  D’Angelo – Live (Mixtape) Here’s the intro: “He was once hailed as the next Marvin Gaye. Then, after his ripped body threatened

D’Angelo – Live (Mixtape) + 2 New Songs (Video)

Here’s a double dose of D’Angelo goodness courtesy of OkayPlayer. Check out an incredible mix of live versions of some of his classics (tracklist, stream and download link below), as

D’Angelo Performs Chicken Grease in Stockholm to Commemorate the 12th Anniverary of Voodoo (Video)

Aww sh*t!! Here’s something special for those D’Angelo fans out there. He’s baaaccckkkk (and looking like he’s ready for battle). Here’s an 8-minute version of Chicken Grease that he performed

Kendrick Lamar interview by LRG (Video)

Here’s an interview of Kendrick Lamar where he discusses some of his current musical inspirations. He cites artists like Bilal, Floetry, D’Angelo and Erykah Badu as influences on his melody

This week’s Soul Cooking mix features newer soul…but let’s not call it Neo.

If you dig artists like Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Maxwell, Jill Scott, India.Arie and Lauryn Hill, this one is for you.  Put this one on with the BBQ and let it

This week’s playlist is the first in a series dedicated to the greatest producers in hip-hop. First up is the legendary DJ Premier.

Primo burst onto the national scene more than 23 years ago and has been a hip-hop staple ever since. He represents guaranteed credibility for any project he touches and has

Here’s the latest installment of PREEM-EAR (kinda) where we explore lesser known but still dope DJ Premier tracks. Phil Ade Piece of the Pie is up this week.

Phil Ade Piece of the Pie is up this week. I won’t cheat you by making this a Preem-Ear, but this cat Phil Ade goes in over the DJ Premier

Terrace Martin continues his run of smoothed out hot joints. We Ain’t Gotta Go sounds like vintage D’Angelo and Dwele and features Big Snoop Dogg.

It’s another #DeviTerraceTuesday winner.  Check it out. Click here to download.  Here’s some D’Angelo and Dwele if you want to keep it smoothed out for a while.

This is what D'Angelo is listening to these days. Can you dig it?

The Urban Daily was fortunate enough to get the first interview with D’Angelo in 9 years.  He primarily discussed where his head is musically these days (check the video above)