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DJ Rahdu - Follow Me


DJ Rahdu has done it again.  He’s compiled some of the hottest remixes, covers & tribute pieces as a sort of ode to D’Angelo.  While we wait [im]patiently for the full return of the R&B Jesus, this project is a nice stand-in to hold us over in the meantime.




D’angelo – Brown Sugar (Incognito Molasses Remix)
D’angelo – Brown Sugar (Budamunk Remix) feat Mabanua
Ebrahim – Paris 2 D’angelo
D’angelo – Me & Those Dreaming Eyes of Mine (Arkiv Remix)
D’angelo – Feel Like Makin’ Love Rework aka Straight Love
D’angelo – Shit Damn Motherfucker Remix
Exile – Stay Tuned (Here)
Muhsinah – Stay Here
Ekundayo – D and Jello
Abjo – ThrsLove
Q-Tip – I Believe (Simbad Remix) feat D’angelo
Mark Ronson – Glass Mountain Trust (B.Bravo & Teeko Re-Funk) feat D’angelo
D’angelo – Spanish Joint (Miguel Macedo Soulful Mix)
D’angelo – Lady (Manmademusic Remix)
Red Astaire – Follow Me
L33 – D’angelo Impro.. (L33 Refix)
D’angelo – Devil’s Pie (Talpas Remix)
Daru & Dena – Take Your Hand Pt2
Easy Lee – Searching for James River
RoddyRod – Line Dance (Shine Mix)
Raphael Saadiq – Be Here (JBird Remix) feat D’angelo
Boom Baptist -D’angelo (Interlude)
Next Collective – Africa
D’angelo – Cruisin’ (God May Be Funky Remix)
Chris P – ??
D’angelo – Left & Right (Ishfaq Rework)
D’angelo – Devil’s Pie (D-Felic Broken Refix)
i-D Online – (How Does it Feel) (L-Vis 1990 Own Way Edit)
Lauryn Hill -Nothing Even Matters (The Electric Boutique Remix)
Tony Ozier – Ode to D’angelo (The Root)


There’s something so dope about a dj’s reworking of an artist’s music.  It’s like listening to the tracks with fresh ears in new light.  This is exactly what DJ Rahdu has done with some of the exotically soulful N’Dambi’s past works.  It’s an unfinished mixtape, so brace yourself for an abrupt end that makes you feen (yes, feen) for more of that revised goodness.

Dwele drops a new video to his single “What Profit.”  The song is definitely groovable; the video…not so much.  It’s pretty literal and to the point, which, I guess, isn’t a bad thing.  We all know the story well.  When a woman’s fed up, so on and so forth.  But hey, at least the song rocks and is saying something worthwhile:  Materials are fleeting; hold on to love.  Word.

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I pretty much love all things Raphael Saadiq, so imagine my utter excitement when I spotted this new joint over at Soul Culture.  Featuring Ledisi and Common??  Gon’ and wrap this one up for me, please.

Produced by Steve Spacek, one of the executive producer’s, Mathieu Schreyer, was thoughtful enough to finally get up off this 2004 unreleased track, which was originally slated for a project that has yet to see the light.  Let’s just pray Schreyer continues to feel generous and leaks a few more. *fingers crossed*

So y’all know D’Angelo’s back, right? How many of you got the opportunity to sit jam at one of his European shows? Oh. Lucky bastard. Well, I didn’t, so I’ve been recreating the concerts in my living room, thanks to this available download of his FULL concert in Paris. Yes, it’s the whole damn thang. Really. Peep the tracklisting:

01. Playa Playa
02. Feel Like Makin’ Love [Roberta Flack cover]
03. Ain’t That Easy [new song]
04. Devil’s Pie
05. Chicken Grease
06. The Line (intro) > The Root
07. The Charade [new song]
08. I’ve Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body) [Parliament cover]
09. Shit, Damn, Motherfucker (inc. bass & drum solo)
10. Solo medley: Brown Sugar (tease) > Jonz In My Bonz > Spanish Joint > Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mine > Cruisin’ > Higher > One Mo’Gin > Untitled (How Does It Feel)
11. Another Life [new song]
12. Sugah Daddy [new song]
13. Space Oddity [David Bowie cover]
14. Brown Sugar

Big, big thanks to the folks over at Funk It for graciously sharing this gem with the Internets!

Here’s a lil’ something to whet your palate while you anxiously await for your download to complete.

The second release in Bilal’s Valentine’s Day countdown has been bestowed upon us.  His voice…like butter.  Smooth, rich and made to spread.  I hope that “Cake & Eat It Too” is amongst his favorites so that, it too, can join its lively brethren in V-Day bliss.


via OKP

*sigh*  It should be pretty clear that I’m crazy about this man.  D’Angelo stops in Paris at Le Zenith and blesses the crowd with the undisputable fan favorite, “Untitled (How Does It Feel?)”.  After watching this clip and hearing that soulful, passionate voice, I can definitively state, “It feels damn good.”  Although his performance isn’t as steamy as the music video, the raw passion is still there.  With just his piano and his vocals, it’s the closest we’ll get to appreciating D’Angelo’s stripped vulnerability (for now–hopefully).


After many years of lingering anticipation, neo soul trailblazer D’Angelo has finally returned.  And he’s showing up and showing out like he’s never left.  R&B Jesus is currently touring 11 cities in Europe and, judging from the footage, KILLING each inch of the stage.

What I found below…jammin’.  D’Angelo converts the classic “Brown Sugar” into a funked out jam session riddled in Prince/Morris Day & The Time-inspiration.  I was about to hit “The Bird” and everythang.

I’m looking forward to when he makes it back to the States.  I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve been waiting for 12 years for the resurrection of R&B Soul.

This is one of my favorite tracks from Bilal’s 2010 release Airtight’s Revenge.  I remember seeing him perform at Center Stage in Atlanta last year.  Damn near had me boohooing in my seat.  The release of this acoustic version of “Think It Over” is most definitely a treat.  Bilal’s voice beckons you to close your eyes and crawl inside that memory that you once loved but may need to forget.  A love lost.  Le muhfuckin’ sigh.

Okayplayer has the drop on the exclusive audio from Bilal’s soulful, tear-inducing acoustic performance at Red Velvet Studio and will be releasing three more of these gems up until Valentine’s Day.

Enjoy.  Try not to cry.