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D'Angelo Makes SNL Matter for a Few Mesmerizing Minutes

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Saturday Night Live became relevant again for about five minutes during Episode 13 of its 40th season. But it wasn't the writers or the cast that did it. It was D'Angelo.

D'Angelo And Band Wear 'Black Lives Matter' Shirts In 'SNL' Performance

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment

D'Angelo used his debut "SNL" performance -- and first live TV appearance since releasing his surprise album "Black Messiah" in December 2014 -- to ma...

'Whiplash' Star J.K. Simmons To Host 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy

J.K. Simmons will host the Jan. 31 episode of "Saturday Night Live." The actor, who's been a mainstay of the industry for years with roles in pr...

Black Messiah: Worth the Weight

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

Earlier this week, my friends in the band Polyenso wrote, "the world is not ready for what D'Angelo just dropped on us." I love those guys, but I couldn't disagree more. The world is ready for Black Messiah.

The Impact Of 'Black Messiah' on R&B

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices

Die-hard D'Angelo fans waited nearly 15 years for the talented musician to release any sort of new music. Two weeks before Christmas, those patiently ...

Stand! with Black Messiah

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 02.15.2015 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

The diversity of sound on Black Messiah is representative of our reasons to assemble. There is a voice and a feeling -- anger, discomfort, paranoia, joy, love, uncertainty -- on the album for every united population from New York to Cairo to Hong Kong.

Listen To D'Angelo's First Album In 14 Years

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

After 14 years out of the spotlight, D'Angelo released "Black Messiah," a new album, which debuted with little promotion at a New York City listening ...

LISTEN: 53 Songs Your Intern Should Know

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.24.2014 | Black Voices

Have you ever found yourself singing a classic, notable song around your friends or colleagues only to discover someone’s perplexed facial expressio...

Conversations With José James, Theo Croker, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Plus An Exclusive From Matt Sorum's Fierce Joy

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

José James: "Hearing a musician make music that has no commercial intent is pretty amazing. It feels different. I kind of wanted to tap into some of that energy and bring it on the album. Hopefully in a small way it's there."


The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is back and taking off his shirt again, and you probably won't be able to guess his inspiration this time around. In...

D'Angelo Cancels Another Show

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Black Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- D'Angelo has added the Outside Lands music festival to his list of cancellations due to an unspecified medical emergency. The soul s...

D'Angelo Hospitalized

Posted 08.07.2013 | Black Voices

As the world continues to wait for the release of D’Angelo’s long-awaited follow-up to 2000's "Voodoo," the singer’s health has taken center sta...

Geraldo Channels D'Angelo

Posted 07.24.2013 | Comedy

If you thought Geraldo Rivera's nude selfie was scandalous, wait until you see him (comedian Josh Gondelman) recreate D'Angelo's classic music video f...

Joshua Worden: The Spontaneous, Simple Circle Is the Porthole to the Self

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

In the last few years, Joshua Worden has been fascinated with Japanese ensō paintings. Literally meaning circle, ensō is a concept in Zen Buddhism that symbolizes absolute enlightenment.

Crap: A Philosophy of Sh*t

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

On high authority I've been informed that my work is shit. Mostly I've been desensitized to such proclamations -- I can thank the Art School Critique framework for that -- but its ill-timed delivery, six days before graduation, left me shaken and stirred.

Which Filmmaker Inspired Questlove's Latest Endeavour?

Posted 03.14.2013 | Black Voices

In between balancing his nightly gig on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and studio sessions, Questlove has been pretty busy fine tuning his literar...

Questlove: D'Angelo's New Album Is An 'Instant Classic'

Posted 01.25.2013 | Black Voices

After announcing on Twitter in 2011 that D’Angelo was back in the studio recording his long-awaited follow-up to 2000's 'Voodoo,' Ahmir "Questlove" ...

WATCH: 10 Failed Celebrity Comebacks

Posted 01.19.2013 | Black Voices

With the first few weeks of 2013 in the books one thing has already been made clear, this year is bound to be the year of celebrity comebacks. While f...

2012: The Year in R & B Music

Zachary Stockill | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
Zachary Stockill

While clearly drawing on the previous efforts of the genre's most famous sons (Marvin Gaye, Prince, etc.), a host of young artists have begun to open R & B up to a wide range of influences from rock, electronica and beyond.

Philadelphia Gears Up To Host Jay-Z's Two Day Festival

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 10.24.2012 | Black Voices

PHILADELPHIA — The city where America was made is gearing up for rapper Jay-Z's "Made In America" music festival, which officials estimate will ...

FreeFest, Back To School, D'Angelo: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 24, 25, 26

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.24.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 1. VirginFest Tickets Go On Sale Hurry! Is it already sold out? Don't worry, you can still secure tickets to one of th...

The Brian Jonestown Massacre At 9:30 Club: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 22

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.22.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 1. The Brian Jonestown Massacre At 9:30 Club Most people know the band from the documentary "Dig!" -- frontman Anto...

WATCH: His First TV Performance In 12 Years

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment

With more and more R&B artists moving away from the genre and into dance music (hi, Usher), D'Angelo's performance at Sunday's BET Awards -- his first...

Huge Censorship Fail At BET Awards

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 09.01.2012 | Entertainment

With all the star power at the BET Awards – Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Samuel L. Jackson, to name a few – the most stirr...

D'Angelo Returns To Stage For 2012 BET Awards | Posted 06.21.2012 | Black Voices

Now this is worth getting excited about! BET just announced they are adding D’Angelo to their already star studded BET Awards lineup!...