Black Messiah: Worth the Weight

December 22, 2014 3:20 PM

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Earlier this week, my friends in the band Polyenso wrote, "the world is not ready for what D'Angelo just dropped on us." I love those guys, but I couldn't disagree more. The world is ready for Black Messiah.

You know the script by now: the 14-year break, the substance abuse, the weight gain, the fallout from 2000's Voodoo, which has stood its ground as an elevating and innovative musical statement. I was fairly late to that record, hearing it certainly after The Roots' Things Fall Apart and Common's Lik...

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