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Every so often a musician comes along who contributes to the music they play, even as a sideman, in a way that helps define a keep reading »

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, singer-songwriter D’Angelo is set to perform his first New York City concert after the release of Black Messiah at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater on. D’Angelo’s February 7th performance keep reading »

2014 was an amazing year for music with new and old artists alike releasing some of the best material we’ve heard in a long time. keep reading »

In its simplest definition, messiah means savior. Whether or not D’Angelo and his camp decided to come in like a thief in the night and drop the keep reading »

This will certainly go down as one of the most exciting lineups of the year. Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, and Hiatus Kaiyote will be hitting the stage for one night on Sunday 8/4/13 at Chene Park, Detroit, MI.

Leading up to the February 26th release of ‘Cover Art,’ we will be bringing you interviews with the musicians and previews of the songs each one arranged for the record, so check back with us often! Today we have a great interview with Gerald Clayton, one of two pianists on the record, who arranged D’Angelo’s “Africa” for ‘Cover Art.’

Prince has to be one of the most mysterious and intriguing people to ever present at the Grammy’s. From his attire to his demeanor he simply captivated the audience with zero small talk or fanfare (save for his cane). As our OKP family aptly stated, “No disrespect to JT, but no one does smooth and sexy like Prince.” What’s more is that with a new track out and a new website selling tracks and remixes, there will also be a Tribute Concert to Prince at Carnegie Hall curated by none other than our favorite Prince-fanatic — Questlove.

Chris Dave’s ‘Drumheadz Mixtape’ is dropping tomorrow and we’ve got an early listen to “Cosmic Slop” off the record. A cover of a rare Dilla beat (only 40 seconds), the track is a favorite of Dave’s as well as Pino Palladino. Check out the track and a quick interview we got with Chris!

Possibly the best moment of the 2012 BET Awards show was the return of D’Angelo in televised form for the first time in 12 years. Kicking off his return with “Untitled (How Does It Feel),” D’Angelo went through a medley of sorts hitting on “Sugar Daddy” and others as they kept jamming. As always D is sporting an all-star band consisting of what seems to look/sound like Pino Palladino, Jesse Johnson, Ray Angry, and Chris Dave for sure along with a few others.

Jazz purists may be taken aback, but Glasper’s vision of melding the worlds of hip-hop, soul, and jazz is a thoughtful take on an idea that has been explored ad nauseum. Black Radio is Glasper’s vision of what the airwaves could sound like – a mixtape of sorts – that may not reignite a new movement to overtake popular radio as we know it today, but it’s a concept that should be applauded for a group of artists who believe in chops over charts.