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D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' Collapses Years, Genres

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D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' Collapses Years, Genres

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D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' Collapses Years, Genres

D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' Collapses Years, Genres

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D'Angelo has built a considerable reputation on the basis of three albums: 1995's Brown Sugar, 2000's Voodoo, and now Black Messiah, unexpectedly released early Monday morning. The singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist has been widely praised for connecting many decades of different rhythm & blues styles, and Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker says Black Messiah is as adventurous as any fan could hope for.