In this exciting episode Okayplayer TV gets the real-life origin story of the dynamic duo who are undoubtedly the heart of the entire Soulquarian movement which is the foundation of Okayplayer-ism. Turns out that the guiding spirit that brought these two jukebox heroes together was none other than Prince. We could go into more details, but it’s much more entertaining to hear ?uesto and D tell it.
directed by Danny Clinch
The long-awaited behind-the-scenes look at this legendary concert, D’Angelo’s first appearance in the U.S in 12 years, with Bonnaroo’s HD master footage and never-seen-before backstage rehearsal material.
Now, if I can catch this recluse live I’ll be in business.
Last night, D’Angelo and ?uestlove took the stage at the Brooklyn Bowl and put on a helluva show. In the clip above, they give a 2dope rendition of The S.O.S. Band’s 80′s classic. Now, can we get this new D’Angelo album already!?
Screw Detox, I’ve been waiting on a new D’Angelo album for the last decade or so. If you skip Ludacris’ portion of this video (don’t worry, he’s in the second half), you’ll see the Questo claims that D’Angelo’s oft-delayed follow-up to Voodoo will drop this year. I’ll see it when I believe it, though.
The performances / sets keep rolling in (peace to Yardie!) and now we get Jay Elect’s impromptu performance at the Made In America Festival. SHAKE UPDATE: During his set Jay Elect said his first single will feature Chris Brown. Thoughts? Also, I’ve included some alternative footage (courtesy of Miss info) after the jump.
MMG – Bag Of Money, So Sophisticated & Black Magic.
Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Pusha T kicked things off with a medley of Mercy, Cold and New God Flow (which can be seen here). Other performers include Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, MMG (shown above), Usher and more. Hit the jump for the rest. UPDATE: We’ve also added the winner’s of each category. With The Throne, Chris Brown and Beyonce being the big winners.
The Roots surprised fans at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee when ?uest brought D’Angelo out to perform in the US for the first time in a decade. Up top is a performance of The Roots & D’Angelo covering The Beatles’ timeless cut, She Came in Through the Bathroom Window.
With the support of a nine-piece band and musical veterans like Roots collaborator James Poyser, D’Angelo joined Quest for over an hour, opening with Jimi Hendrix’s “Have You Ever Been (to Electric Ladyland)” and hitting songs like the Beatles’ ‘She Came in Through the Bathroom Window” and Led Zeppelin’s “What is and What Should Never Be.” – via RapFix
Late pass, but it was such a dope read that I ended up reading the whole thing before even throwing it up here.
Much how Andre 3000 took a years-long sabbatical, D’Angelo pretty much fell off the face of the earth post-Voodoo, save for the occasional arrest, freak car accident and sporadic guest appearances on songs. GQ caught up with one Michael Eugene Archer to find out just what the hell happened to him.
Tickets go on sale at MadeInAmericaFest.com on May 23.
Jay-Z has revealed the line-up to the Budweiser “Made in America” music festival taking place September 1st and 2nd at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia and legendary rock band Pearl Jam will headline the big event with Hov.
Also confirmed: D’Angelo, Skrillex, Rick Ross, Passion Pit, Santigold, Janelle Monáe, Dirty Projectors, Calvin Harris, our best friends, Afrojack, Wale, Meek Mill, X, Prince Royce, Rita Ora, Savoy (DJ set), and The Knocks. SHAKE UPDATE: Ehh… Rock the Bells goes down both those days as well. Seems like a better choice for any hip hop fan IMO.
On the 12th anniversary of Voodoo, D’Angelo took the stage for the first time in over a decade. Jump starting his Euro tour in Sweden with an 8-minute rendition of Chicken Grease. Spotted at OKP (via SB).
What’s this? New D’Angelo? Yes! And although it’s an unmastered track, it still puts us in line to what’s gonna be coming with in the (hopefully) near future. Spotted at FWMJ.
…and I can’t say pause enough after posting this haha. 4/20… Asleep in the Bread Aisle. I’ll be dropping the exclusive I was talking about this Friday. Also, hit the jump for Asher’s time with Jenny Boom Boom; where he talks about the new album, being a white rapper, being compared to Eminem, he lists off his top 6, how he’d like to become a teacher, Q-Tip’s advice and more.