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Thursday, April 26, 2007
Bring back D'angelo!
So I happened to hit Skillz' MySpace today, and read a blog he posted almost a year ago now titled, "I just saw D'angelo at Best Buy!!". Since I am a fan of D'angelo's music (and Skillz' obviously too), I read his blog....
--------------------------- Tuesday, May 16, 2006
I just saw D'angelo at Best Buy!!
(IT JUST HAPPENED SO IMA TRY TO REMEMBER WORD 4 WORD HOW IT WENT) I was walking down the aisle and he was on the other one, wasnt sure if it was him but I know he hits that store up sometimes(besides its the only one on this side of town). So I walked to the end of the aisle I was on and then turned to walk up the aisle he was on so we would be facing each other if it really was him I looked at him...he looked at me and then I spoke.. S- Wassup playboy? D- Nothing much, just chilling S- How you been man? D- Just hanging out. S- You still doing the music thing? D-Does it look like it? ( he laughed when he said it so I wasnt sure what that meant) S- I mean I hope so dawg. I know how R&B is it doesnt take long before a new cat comes in and does his thang. But I'ma be honest nigga, these new dudes couldnt check a microphone for you...thats real talk! (he laughed ) D- I know man..they all over the place S-I was just listening to She's Always in My Hair" yesterday nigga! D- Stop playing nigga S- For real dude. I mean I'm in the streets constantly and I keep my ear to the street And regardless of what you think people are waiting for some new shit from you.( he cracked a smile) I mean real talk nigga no one has come close to you since you left. And look how long they had to do it? Nobody can do what you did nigga! D-Ha. Word? S- I mean what we gotta do? I'll get on the campaign right now nigga. I know you got some new shit right? D- Yeah I do. It's just gotta be right. Matter of fact the new shit is crazy. I dont think niggas is ready for it. S- See that's what I'm saying..all the more reason to drop a bomb on these niggas. Cats will call it a comeback but the way I look at it you never really left. Once you drop it again it'll be just like you never left. D- I hear you nigga S-I mean I go to Ahmir's site sometimes and trust me its a different D'angelo thread on there every other day. D-Yeah..I aint seen dude in a minute. S- I know he's down for you though. We all are. You came out before me dude. So I have an enormous amount of respect for you. You were the first cat from here to do it on a major level and then you blew the fuck up and your music was bananas??? I'm just giving credit where credit is due. D- Thanks man. I appreciate that nigga. I miss being on the stage, this industry is so full of bullshit.. S- And it always will be D! We just gotta get past that though. Good music is good music and it always finds a way to get to the people. I dont know your label situation, where you went or whether Virgin still has you but they just gave me a label nigga...I would put out your B-Sides on that bitch!! ( He starts laughing out loud) D- You crazy nigga. S- Nah nigga. Thats real. You crazy. I know you sittin on some shit. I heard you been out LA with Saadiq and some more folks..shit I just saw Poyser last week and I'ma get sumn from em for my album. D- How is he? S- He's good man...just working. I mean eff it Ima just ask what the whole world wants to ask you, when can we expect some new music? ( He paused for a second and looked at me) D- It's coming man, its just gotta be right. I've always been like that nigga. When it aint right you know it but when its right its right you dont even have to question it. S- I feel you. D- I been working though. I dont want peeps to think I'm just sittin on my ass. I mean erbody know what I been going thru..shit its all over on MTV and shit but I'm good though nigga, I cant complain. I mean they want me to just sit here and do nothing but I been working. They wanna throw me up here before Lyfe and Dwele and John Legend but it's cool, I'm in a different mindframe. S- Man music has gone to shit. And if they have had a hint of success they all have taken a page from the D'angelo book!! D- Haaah! You crazy nigga! S- I know I'm crazy. But fuck it ...thats what makes the world go round! The crazy niggas! We just lost the ..1 craziest nigga in the world! So we need some more. Nigga? We can re do some old album shit..SHIT DAMN MUTHAFUCKA CRUSIN AS WE GET BY WITH THE CRAZY NIGGAS! (he's laughing way louder than before now) Then I look to my left and see a cat in beige khakis and a BestBuy shirt who can clearly see that I'm talking to D but still manages to interrupt. BESTBUY BOY- You Skillz right? S- Yeah man BESTBUY BOY- I got a question about your label. S- Uh huh BESTBUY BOY- What kinda acts you looking for? S- Just good music man, I wont be really looking for acts until after my album comes out. BESY BUY BOY- Oh ok..cool. Then he walks off and I turn to D to finish the convo and before I can start where I left off I hear BEstBuy bot interrupt me again. BESTBUY BOY- Ummm Skillz? One more question. S- What man?!?!?! BESTBUY BOY- Is it a particular reason that your standing in the R&B aisle talking to the cd's? ---------------------------
Is this kat the dopest storyteller, or what? Props to Skillz! He had me fooled....AND listening to some old D'angelo jams again! If you haven't heard his album "Voodoo", I highly suggest you do! Check out this live track too from his '98 release "Live @ The Jazz Cafe"... Bring the man back!!