Here is your Sunday iPod add the album Voodoo by D’Angelo. Yes the entire album. D’Angelo’s second and last album is a musical and lyrical masterpiece. Some critics compare it to Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On album. Just last week GQ released a great article about D’Angelo and his so called ‘comeback’ and not necessarily a musical one. (Check it out).
Anyway, this got me to thinking about D’Angelo and his music. He was a large part of the Neo-Soul wave of music a few years back . . . well a lot of years back . . . ok, well over 15 years ago! Dang! I brought up his Voodoo album on my iTunes and was blown away. It’s not that I forgot all about D’Angelo it’s just that his album reminded me of how great music sounds when the practitioner has talent. Oops, did I say that! Yep! From beginning to end this album has an undeniable groove that exudes blackness. I mean it’s has real Rhythm and Blues, soul, jazz, funk, Hip Hop, and gospel all rolled up into one musical experience. Produced by good friend ?uestlove the album contains artists such as Roy Hargrove, James Poyser, Charlie Hunter, Raphael Saadiq, Method Man, Redman, and Q-Tip. You must add this your iPod. Trust me, you will thank me later.