D'Angelo (Musician)

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Mac Miller at Ogden Theatre, 7/30/13

    MAC MILLER @ OGDEN THEATRE | 7/30/13 Mac Miller is one of rap music's fastest rising stars, whether hip hop likes it or not. An independent rapper who has twice shown that fresh beats and dope rhymes can sell well, he should be celebrated. Instead the rapper is a polarizing figure. Last night's sold ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    Happy New Year: Mi Pueblo's crazy Ken-doll confection takes the cake

    The Mi Pueblo Market at 125 Knox Court in the Barnum neighborhood might be the best grocery store in the entire world. On any given day, the clean and brightly decorated market is warmly bumping a reggaeton Rihanna remix as shoppers peruse cascading bins of fresh avocados, bananas and tomatillos. Ho ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    DJ Premier on having a humble respect for the game and going back to using the old slang

    Catch DJ Premier this Saturday at City Hall for Shoe Shine 7​DJ Premier is one of the greatest producers of all time. Ask anyone. He's a trailblazing pioneer that has influenced pretty much every hip-hop producer and beat maker doing it. Maintaining longevity unlike any producer or DJ in his l ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Anatomy of a hip-hop song: Local producers weigh in on what it takes to make a great track

    David Lang / Red Bull PhotofilesBoonie Mayfield (top) and Xperiment Beats​The term "producer" has very different connotations in the worlds of rock and hip-hop. Although they're both instrumental in shaping the sound, they serve very different functions. Generally speaking, in rock, a produc ... More >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2007


    Finding Forever

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    June 23, 2005
  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    Van Hunt

    Van Hunt (Capitol) The Soul of John Black (No Mayo)

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    March 4, 2004

    Shake It Up

    Kelis gives thanks to more than her mammaries.

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    October 24, 2002

    Critic's Choice

    Meshell Ndegeocello

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    September 12, 2002

    Darius Rucker

    Back to Then (Hidden Beach)

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    August 22, 2002

    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

    Dap-Dippin' With... (Daptone)

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    November 8, 2001


    1st Born Second (Interscope)

  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    You Can Feel It All Over

    India.Arie taps into a soulful past to create her own kind of wonderful.

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

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    November 23, 2000

    Universal Man

    Cultural awareness, positivity and groove are all part of the Common cause.

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    August 10, 2000

    Diamond in the Rough

    Three urban luminaries make Lucy Pearl an R&B trio with star -- and staying -- power.

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    April 20, 2000


    Like Water for Chocolate

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    March 30, 2000

    In the Name of the Father

    Femi Kuti represents the next generation of Afrobeat.

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    March 23, 2000



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    December 30, 1999

    Judgment Day

    Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    Angie Stone

    Black Diamond

  • Music

    January 21, 1999

    Bumming Around

    DJ Chonz is bringing his Radio Bums concept to tape decks and computers near you.

  • Music

    August 22, 1996

    Simply the Quest

    A Tribe Called Quest meets the press--in a manner of speaking.

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    May 9, 1996
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    November 1, 1995