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D’Angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah (2014)

D’Angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah (2014)

With D’Angelo’s pertinent message, color-blurring harmonics and a total lack of slickness, ‘Black Messiah’ is a worthy successor to ‘Voodoo.’

The Friday Morning Listen: The Roots – And Then You Shoot Your Cousin (2014)

This past week, I spent perhaps too much time reading (and re-reading) a couple of bits on the Internet. The first was a series written by Questlove, entitled When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America. The other was an only tangentially-related article published way back in 2003 called Why Americans Don’t Like Jazz.

HBO premieres long-awaited induction for Daryl Hall + John Oates: ‘The Hall and Oates of Fame’

HBO premieres long-awaited induction for Daryl Hall + John Oates: ‘The Hall and Oates of Fame’

Hall and Oates might have been part of the most humor-filled induction in memory.

Books: Mo’ Meta Blues, by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (2013)

I used to think that I was crazy. Or at the very least, sort of abnormal.

The Friday Morning Listen: The Roots – The Roots Come Alive (1999)

Ah, the year’s end approaches and I’m sitting here thinking about coming up with some cohesive statement about the 365 days gone by. Or rather, I’m actually at a remove…thinking about the person in his chair who’s struggling to figure out what goes in box. The truth is, that person is very, very tired. By the events of the year?Read More

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