First off, I want to say I am absolutely ashamed of myself. Anyone who truly knows me knows I’m one of the biggest D’Angelo fans in the world. With that being said, I cannot believe I missed writing about his 40th birthday yesterday. My disappointment is so real, I almost want to go on a week hiatus and mourn my error. Ok, it’s not that serious, but I definitely need to make it up for missing out on the celebrations, son.
Now, while I could ramble on and on about why D’Angelo is my third favorite artist ever, I’d rather let the music tell it. Side note, Prince is my favorite artist and Michael Jackson is a close second. Yes, I put Prince above Michael. Big whoop, wanna fight about it? In any case, I’m going to spare you the details about his superior songwriting skills, superior musicianship and superior vocal ability. I won’t even mention his insane ability to consistently come up with complex harmonies. Wait, I’m starting to do exactly what I said I wouldn’t do. Let me actually adhere to my own rules and let the music do the talking.
Anyway, allow me to take the time to post a few of my favorite D’Angelo songs. Even though it’s redundant to say this, these tracks are incredible. They’re fucking incredible, son. Any other description could potentially subject you to copious amounts of “Sweet Chin Music.” Got it? Good. Enjoy!