Besides being expertly performed, this S.O.S. Band cover is creepily prophetic of D’s saddening absence in the music game. It’s like he’s asking if his fans aren’t upset by the 13 (!) year roller-coaster of a wait. Yes, D…we still care.
D’Angelo revolutionized soul music like few others.
As part of the Soulquarian movement, and friend and collaborator to Questlove, Lauryn Hill and Raphael Saadiq, D’Angelo continued the legacy of Marvin Gaye and Prince, while fusing it with an off-kilter beat flourish akin to that of J Dilla.
With his first album Brown Sugar, D laid the cornerstones of his take on modern r’n’b and slow jams: low slung, lazy, and hazy love songs that tipped a hat to everyone from Curtis Mayfield to Al Green, Sam Cooke to Jimi Hendrix, and Sly Stone to James Brown, all while maintaining his own raw, gospel-steeped sensuality.
But it was his long-awaited follow-up Voodoo that cemented his reputation as an iconic artist, earning him many awards, including two Grammys, and multi-platinum sales across the board.
D’Angelo has had his fingers over multiple classic albums, including LPs from Common, Slum Village, Q-Tip, BB King, Roy Hargrove, The Roots, Method Man: the list goes on. Renowned for going deeper into arrangements and song writing than almost anyone, D’Angelo has dedicated his life to the pursuit of the sweetest musical moments.
Tracklist: 1. Pace Cadets feat. Tennishu - Carbon Copy 2. DJ Harrison feat. Tennishu - Stuck Stone 3. Shuggie Otis - Not Available 4. Gordy Michael - Playa 5. SoundGenesis - Insane 6. Ohbliv - Runaway 7. DJ Harrison - Lost Dilla Beat (cover) 8. D'Angelo - Soliloquy of Chaos (Gang Starr cover) 9. Count Bass D feat. MF DOOM - Quite Buttery 10. Butcher Brown - Ohbliv Interlude (cover) 11. Ohbliv - Track One 12. Arthur Verocai - Seriado 13. ARIZAL feat. Tennishu - Under Water Freestyle 14. (U)nity - DMT Song 15. DJ Harrison / Mndsgn collab - Record Deal 16. DrmsVersusRhdesDuo (DJ Harrison on Rhodes & Corey Fonville on Drums) - Thelonius Jam (Common/SV cover) 17. DJ Harrison feat. Count Bass D - Track 31 18. SoundGenesis - BlumLumLum 19. KINGS feat. Marcus Tenney - Perfect (1985) 20. Gordy Michael - churchclothes 21. Bennie Maupin - It Remains To Be Seen/Water Torture