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Tavis Smiley: D'Angelo's First TV Conversation in Over a Decade

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

The R&B superstar shocked the world when, in December, he dropped his long-awaited third album, Black Messiah. The critically acclaimed project is his first major release in fourteen years, and has reached the number spot in more than 20 countries.

5 Reasons Lauryn Hill's Influence On Music Is Incomparable

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices

This post is part of a weekly series celebrating #ThrowbackThursday with reflections of our favorite childhood memories, past pop culture moment...

Afropunk Festival Takes Over the World

Lauri Lyons | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Lauri Lyons

If you haven't noticed, there is a cultural shift taking place in America, and across the globe. The shift is loud, colorful, disruptive, and at times entertaining. Afropunk, the international music festival and community, is part of the alternative cultural shift.

Most WTF Moment, Best Cover, Worst Stage: Outside Lands 2015 Superlatives

Nile Cappello | Posted 08.18.2015 | San Francisco
Nile Cappello

In an attempt to avoid the post-OSL slump (remind us when 2016 tickets go on sale...?), we're taking a look back at the most memorable performances, foods, outfits and more.

8 Songs to Listen to Before Afropunk Comes to Atlanta

Timothy Tukes | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Timothy Tukes

AFROPUNK Fest, America's best Black alternative music and arts festival, is coming to Atlanta, and it's a big deal. The two-day festival is an Black alternative music virtuoso's utopia. The famed Brooklyn-rooted festival will make its 'Dirty South' debut on Saturday, Oct 3rd in Atlanta's Central Park.

Afropunk Announces Inaugural Atlanta Festival + Additions to NYC Lineup

Timothy Tukes | Posted 07.08.2015 | Entertainment
Timothy Tukes

D'Angelo and The Vanguard will headline Atlanta's inaugural AFROPUNK Fest this fall. The Grammy-award winning artist will perform aside other alternative urban artists like Flying Lotus, Santigold, and Tyler, The Creator, in Atlanta's Central Park on Saturday, Oct. 3rd and Sunday, Oct. 4th.

D'Angelo On Today's Artists: 'Ain't Nobody Talkin' Bout No Real S**t'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.29.2015 | Black Voices

The topic of racial injustice addressed on D’Angelo’s latest album “Black Messiah” has led the artist to meeting a longtime idol in political ...

D'Angelo Makes SNL Matter for a Few Mesmerizing Minutes

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.03.2015 | 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."

BRACE YOURSELF

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...