Before we get into all these remixes, I have to comment on D’Angelo’s return to form and I don’t mean musically. Mr. Brown Sugar told someone years ago that he didn’t really appreciate being hot. He’s an artist and he likes to invite people into his creative realm. He wants you to hear and feel his music. You can’t do that if you’re shouting, “Take It Off!” from the front row. It’s not a Black Stallion and the 4 Sexy Horsemen show ladies. Have some decorum.
Anyway, after complaining about being treated like a piece of meat by the screaming ninnies that used to show up at his concerts every night, D’Angelo headed back to KFC or wherever his favorite fried chicken resided and the rest was WTF-has-D’Angelo-been-eating history.
That was then though, and this is now. D’Angelo has been touring abroad and those shows came complete with pretty shitty cell phone footage but through the pixels, you could see he shed some pounds. These new GQ shots though. Someone has been on the treadmill with a sense of purpose.
His “Untitled” glory seems to be back. He isn’t naked in his GQ pictorial, but all of him fits on one page and that foreshadows lovely things under his suit. So check him out and if you plan on copping some tickets for his upcoming US performance for gawd sakes ladies, try to act like you have some home training. D’Angelo wants you to hear him croon, not see him strip and we don’t want him drowning his sorrows in a family-sized bucket of crispy. On with the show.
I haven’t written this column in a second and I spent so much time talking about D’Angelo’s body, that I’m going to let this music speak for itself instead of babbling on about it. This week we have remixes, covers and freestyles so get ready to press play… a lot.
The Portland Cello Project take my least favorite song from The Throne and ..well… don’t make it any better.
I don’t know. I think Jeezy is in here somewhere.
Mustard Pimp puts in work. The result is remixalicious.
I think I like this better than the Sleigh Bells original.
This song has been following me around lately and all of the remixes are awesome.
Everything this chick says is cliche, but don’t hate. You’ve heard worse.
M83 has an album full of remixes on the way. Should be dope. P.S. I really hate my neighbors dog.
Don’t ask. I have no idea.
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