Black Messiah

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Black Messiah 56:01 $17.98
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1 Ain't That Easy 04:49 96/24 Album only
2 1000 Deaths 05:50 96/24 Album only
3 The Charade 03:21 96/24 Album only
4 Sugah Daddy 05:03 96/24 Album only
5 Really Love 05:44 96/24 Album only
6 Back to the Future (Part I) 05:22 96/24 Album only
7 Till It's Done (Tutu) 03:52 96/24 Album only
8 Prayer 04:33 96/24 Album only
9 Betray My Heart 05:55 96/24 Album only
10 The Door 03:08 96/24 Album only
11 Back to the Future (Part II) 02:25 96/24 Album only
12 Another Life 05:59 96/24 Album only

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D'Angelo and The Vanguard’s highly anticipated and much buzzed about brand new album, Black Messiah. Nearly 15 years in the making, Black Messiah contains 12 tracks of timeless music with poignant and provocative lyrics that requires repeat listening at maximum volume! On the album, D’Angelo is joined by his band, The Vanguard, alongside Pino Palladino, James Gadson and Questlove on various tracks on the album. All lyrics were written by D’Angelo in addition to Q-Tip and Kendra Foster who both wrote lyrics on several songs.

D’Angelo had this to say about Black Messiah in the album’s forward: "‘Black Messiah’ is a hell of a name for an album. It can be easily misunderstood. Many will think it’s about religion. Some will jump to the conclusion that I'm calling myself a Black Messiah. For me the title is about all of us. It's about the world. It's about an idea we can all aspire to. We should all aspire to be a Black Messiah. It’s about people rising up in Ferguson and in Egypt and in Occupy Wall Street and everyplace where a community has had enough and decides to make change happen. It's not about praising one charismatic leader but celebrating thousands of them. Not every song on this album is politically charged (though many are) but calling this album Black Messiah creates a landscape where these songs can live to the fullest. Black Messiah is not one man. It's a feeling that, collectively, we are all that leader."

D'Angelo - vocals, keyboard, guitar, piano, drums, bass
The Vanguard - band
Pino Palladino - bass 
James Gadson - drums
Questlove - drums, turntables

Producers: D'Angelo, Questlove, Pino Palladino and James Gadson