D’Angelo And The Vanguard’s ‘Black Messiah’: Listen To The Full Album

Robbie Daw | December 15, 2014 7:41 am
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No one, including probably D’Angelo himself, could have anticipated the near-15-year (!!) stretch there would be between the neo soul singer’s sophomore album, 2000’s Voodoo, and his third one. Yet here we are with Black Messiah, which was released last night at midnight with only a two-day warning. Better late than never?

D’Angelo and his band The Vanguard worked on the 12 tracks (which include the funky “Sugah Daddy”) with Pino Palladino, James Gadson and Questlove, while Kendra Foster and Q-Tip helped to co-write the LP.

Black Messiah is a hell of a name for an album. It can be easily misunderstood,” D’Angelo states in the album’s liner notes. “Many will think it’s about religion. Some will jump to the conclusion that I’m calling myself a Black Messiah. For me the title is about all of us. It’s about the world. It’s about an idea we can all aspire to.”

Stream the album via Spotify below.

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