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D’Angelo Contributes May I? Standing Unshaken-Oh Traveller Have A Seat To Red Dead Redemption 2 Soundtrack

D’Angelo re-emerges after 2014’s Black Messiah with the song “May I? Standing Unshaken-Oh Traveller Have A Seat” for the Red Dead Redemption 2 soundtrack. The song can be heard in the video game between Paradise Mercifully Departed and Dear Uncle Tacitus missions in Chapter 5 riding to Shady Belle. The song sounds like one of Funkadelic’s tamer moments. 

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Throwback: Raphael Saadiq-Be Here Featuring D’Angelo

 Raphael Saadiq’s first solo album, Instant Vintage was released in 2002 after years of being an R&B trailblazer as a member of Tony!Toni!Toné!.Saadiq worked with D’Angelo in the ’90s as members of the Ummah collective. They had their first successful collaboration on D’Angelo’s Grammy-winning “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” taken from his Voodoo album. Saadiq’s “Be Here” and its accompanying album was seen as one of best records of the dwindling neo-soul era. Saadiq’s bassline and D’Angelo’s voice took their fans even deeper into their sound and visually engaged them with a video that was heavily played on BET. Instant Vintage and “Be Here” received Grammy nominations and lived up to the album’s title with fans who saw the two of them as the embodiment of a rare soul pedigree. Raphael Saadiq has five solo albums with Stone Rollin’ released in 2011 being his most recent one. In 2018, Saadiq received his first Oscar nomination for “Mighty River” that he wrote with Mary J. Blige and Taura Simpson for the Mudbound soundtrack. 

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The Soulquarians

The Soulquarians were a ’90s collective that included Questlove, D’Angelo, J. Dilla, Erykah Badu, James Poyser and Common. Pitchfork put together a video to give an overview of their work and impact. Their sessions produced D’Angelo’s Voodoo, Common’s Like Water For Chocolate and The Roots’ Things Fall Apart. Q-Tip, Raphael Saadiq and DJ Premier are some of the artists who made music with them in Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios. Their time as a collective ended after a 2000 story in Vibe magazine offended some artists by suggesting that they were under Questlove’s rule.

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DJ Premier Talks To Mass Appeal About The Making Of D’Angelo’s Devil’s Pie

DJ Premier recants the story of how his beat ended-up on D’Angelo’s “Devils Pie.” The recording session was a moment of history with J.Dilla, D’Angelo, Questlove and The Alchemist in the studio. The song from D’Angelo’s Voodoo album will forever be associated with Hype Williams’ Belly.

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D’Angelo Drops Three Remixes From Brown Sugar Deluxe Edition Reissue

D’Angelo’s deluxe reissue of Brown Sugar is coming out this Friday (August 25th) and today he shared three remixes from the album. Listen to reworked versions of “Crusin,'” “Brown Sugar” and “Me And Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine.” The album has remixes from DJ Premier and others along with a 20-page booklet and liner notes by Nelson George.

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