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Listen: D’Angelo Releases ‘Black Messiah’

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After nearly 15 years of anticipation for another soul delivery from Mr. “How Does It Feel,” D’Angelo has ears tuned in to his latest project, Black Messiah.

With a 15-second tease of the album released on Friday, December 12 followed up with a funk-infused Saturday release of “Sugah Daddy” and a New York listening session on Sunday, the full package is now available to stream (below) and purchase on iTunes.

His socio-political references, as displayed in “The Charade,” show that his conscience is alert and aware of society’s current happenings with vivid lyrics that are sure to be on “most-talked-about” lists, such as: “All we wanted was a chance to talk, ‘stead we only got outlined in chalk/Feet have bled a million miles we’ve walked, revealing at the end of the day, the charade”.

The album, of course has its sensual essentials as well. “Really Love” is a smoky ballad expressing adoration for a significant other. It’s smooth – laid back and feels right.

In a style that is truly D’Angelo’s, rugged and soulful in tone, funky and experimental when it comes to the rhythm and chords, Black Messiah offers 12-tracks of psychedelic trance fueled with pure soul.

Stream the album, below and let us know if Black Messiah was worth the wait!