SoulQuarian Soul (A Tribute To D'Angelo
DJ Mike Rizzy
SoulQuarian Soul (A Tribute To D'Angelo

A little tribute to my favorite R&B artist of this generation and fellow VA native D’Angelo.

  1. Me And Those Dreamy Eyes/Remix  - D’Angelo
  2. Imagine - Snoop Dogg feat. D’Angelo
  3. Feel Like Making Love - D’Angelo
  4. So Far To Go - Common feat. D’Angelo
  5. Ghetto Heaven - Common feat. D’Angelo
  6. Devil’s Pie - D’Angelo
  7. 2U4U - Slum Village 
  8. Jonz In My Bonz - D’Angelo
  9. Lady/Remix - D’Angelo feat. AZ
  10. Brown Sugar - D’Angelo
  11. She’s Always In My Hair (Prince Tribute) - D’Angelo 
  12. Tell Me If You Still Care (Live Cover) - D’Angelo 
  13. Be Here - Raphael Saadiq feat. D’Angelo 
  14. I Believe - Q-Tip feat. D’Angelo
  15. I Found My Smile Again - D’Angelo 
  16. Send It On - D’Angelo 
  17. Nothing Even Matters - Lauryn Hill feat. D’Angelo 
  18. Untitled (How Does It Feel) - D’Angelo 
  19. Really Love (Live) - D’Angelo 

Fifteen years ago today (Nov. 21, 2000), Erykah Badu released the follow-up album to her critically-acclaimed debut, 1997’s Baduizm, Mama’s Gun on Motown Records. The album was met with positive reception, and peaked at #11 on the U.S. Billboard 200 as well as #3 on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Stripping away the low-key jazz-soul pretensions that defined Baduizm, Mama’s Gun leaned towards a more eclectic musical approach, incorporating funk, soul, and jazz styles. Recording sessions for the album primarily took place at the famed Electric Lady Studios, over 1999-2000, and were helmed by collaborators from the Soulquarians collective (Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson, James Poyser, J Dilla, and Common). Ironically enough, “Mama’s Gun” was recorded simultaneously with two other modern soul and hip-hop landmarks, D'Angelo’s Voodoo and Common’s Like Water For Chocolate. Thematically and songwriting-wise, the album explored more introspective and serious topics regarding black feminism, police brutality, relationships, and self-esteem. A true modern masterpiece, Mama’s Gun remains Erykah Badu’s tour-de-force as well as one of the most influential female alternative-soul releases of our time. Happy 15th anniversary!