D’Angelo Brought ‘ Black Messiah’ to SNL

When D’Angelo dropped his ‘Black Messiah’ project, as we listened, the question ‘Was it worth the wait?’ entered our minds.

The answer: A definite yes.  The InterWebs buzzed about the musicality and lyricism of the album for weeks.

But nobody was ready for the takeover that occurred when D’Angelo essentially shut down Saturday Night Live with both his music and a powerful message.

D’Angelo went all the way in with the sumptuous sounds of ‘Really Love’ and issued an important message – visually and vocally- during his performance of “Charade” which focused fresh attention to the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and others who lost their lives due to police brutality.

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“Really Love”

While The Vanguard, (D’Angelo’s band) wore “I can’t breathe” and “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts, he wore a hoodie as an ode to Trayvon Martin. Sparking more emotion to the set, a white chalk outline appeared on the stage floor as a representation of the song’s purpose.


The singer hits the road on Feb. 7 with “The Second Coming” tour.