D’Angelo’s Triumphant ‘Black Messiah’ Reenergizes R&B


D’Angelo and the Vanguard • Black Messiah • RCA • US Release Date: December 15, 2014 Arguably, an artist ‘out of the game’ for 14 long years has made the album to beat, right at the tail end of 2014. A comeback from one of neo-soul’s visionaries has long been rumored but to continual disappointments….

‘Stone Love’: Underrated Album and Artist


“My sunshine has come / and I’m all cried out / and there’s no more rain in this cloud.” Ah, the soulful, sultry pipes of Angie Stone were such a lift and a factor in the now deceased neo-soul movement within R&B. Angie Stone exemplified the sub-genre that sought to keep soul alive and well…