Black Messiah, Top Five and the Power of Perfect Timing

D'Angelo has his own distorted concept of time. His new album, Black Messiah—one of the few ones worthy of the terms "long-awaited" and "anticipated"—is as much about a bubbling up as it is a pleasurable, well-timed release. The back of the album's packaging, which was handed to journalists in a listening session… » 12/17/14 12:00pm Wednesday 12:00pm

D'Angelo Learns How It Feels to be Objectified, and It Doesn't Feel Good

If you haven't read Amy Wallace's fascinating, sad, exhaustive exploration of the rise and fall (and potential resurrection) of D'Angelo in GQ, you should. He comes across as a massively talented, vulnerable weirdo, and it's a great excuse to watch that "Untitled (How Does It Feel?)" video again, in case you are in… » 5/25/12 5:00pm 5/25/12 5:00pm