D’ANGELO ”VOODOO” » released January 25 2000
“D’Angelo was dissatisfied with the direction of R&B and soul music when conceiving the album.In an interview for Jet, he said that “the term R&B doesn’t mean what it used to mean. R&B is pop, that’s the new word for R&B.”He also found contemporary R&B to be “a joke”, adding that “the funny thing about it is that the people making this shit are dead serious about the stuff they’re making. It’s sad—they’ve turned black music into a club thing.” In the liner notes forVoodoo, Saul Williams examined the album’s concept and echoes D’Angelo’s dissatisfaction with the mainstream direction of contemporary R&B/soul and hip hop, noting a lack of artistic integrity in the two music genres.In an interview for Ebony, D’Angelo said of his role and influences for Voodoo, “I consider myself very respectful of the masters who came before. In some ways, I feel a responsibility to continue and take the cue from what they were doing musically and vibe on it. That’s what I want to do. But I want to do it for this time and this generation”.In the album’s EPK, D’Angelo said that Voodoo is “like a funk album. The natural progression of soul, the next step to soul is funk”.
4.”The Line” D’AngeloD’Angelo5:15
5.”Send It On" D’Angelo, Luther Archer, StoneD’Angelo5:57
6.”Chicken Grease” D’Angelo, James Poyser, ThompsonD’Angelo4:36
7.”One Mo’Gin” D’AngeloD’Angelo6:15
9.”Spanish Joint” D’Angelo, Roy HargroveD’Angelo5:44
11.”Greatdayindamornin’ / Booty” D’Angelo, Hunter, Stone, ThompsonD’Angelo7:35
13.”Africa” D’Angelo, Archer, Stone, ThompsonD’Angelo, Raphael Saadiq6:13
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