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Sounding out D'Angelo's Black Messiah

Monday 22nd December 2014

Riki Gooch: "It's dirtying up a genre that needed to be dirtied up a bit- he's shaken it all up and said 'nah, this is how you do it'."

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D'Angelo is finally back on the scene with Black Messiah, an album that dropped with little warning this week.

With only a handful of days to digest its soul, funk and R&B contents, drummer, beatmaker and D'Angelo-phile Riki Gooch has a listen with Emma Smith, and talks about the significance of this second coming.

LISTEN as they break down the first release in 14 years from the man once dubbed “R&B Jesus”: 


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