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"Ok, I'm up for an hour or so. Ask Away......"


  

          

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

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Is their a track that didn't make it that you thought should?
Dec 16th 2014
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bwahahahahahahahahahaha
Dec 16th 2014
2
      Remember that time....
Dec 16th 2014
8
can we get that large pro/eric b apollo story?
Dec 16th 2014
3
come on now you know and i know you know what i meant
Dec 16th 2014
4
      we can dream. the lp reminds me of kamaal the abstract
Dec 16th 2014
6
           RE: we can dream. the lp reminds me of kamaal the abstract
Dec 16th 2014
12
                i can dig it. any james river on this lp?
Dec 16th 2014
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                RE: i can dig it. any james river on this lp?
Dec 16th 2014
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                     the title is hilarious, given
Dec 16th 2014
22
                Point of order, sir: I've heard Stevie wonder and d'Angelo...?
Dec 17th 2014
69
                     You're trolling. Questo never compared D to Stevie
Dec 17th 2014
82
Your personal favorite cut on the album?
Dec 16th 2014
5
RE: Your personal favorite cut on the album?
Dec 16th 2014
7
      My favorite song on the album for sure.
Dec 17th 2014
85
ALSO, my good sir, if I can ask another...
Dec 16th 2014
9
RE: ALSO, my good sir, if I can ask another...
Dec 16th 2014
13
      the album version is a great deal better
Dec 16th 2014
28
how long has this sudden release been in the works?
Dec 16th 2014
10
RE: how long has this sudden release been in the works?
Dec 16th 2014
14
      Looking like Sony is 3 for 3...Bey, J.Cole, and now D...
Dec 16th 2014
49
who is The Vanguard?
Dec 16th 2014
11
RE: who is The Vanguard?
Dec 16th 2014
18
so the guitar on the record,
Dec 16th 2014
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RE: so the guitar on the record,
Dec 17th 2014
67
RE: who is The Vanguard?
Dec 20th 2014
102
Good question, Sir.
Dec 16th 2014
62
What's your favorite reaction to the album so far?
Dec 16th 2014
15
RE: What's your favorite reaction to the album so far?
Dec 16th 2014
20
Since you'll be out here on the 27th...
Dec 16th 2014
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RE: Since you'll be out here on the 27th...
Dec 16th 2014
21
how relieved are you it's finally been released?
Dec 16th 2014
23
its never ever finished.
Dec 16th 2014
25
      haha. reminds me of the John Lasseter of Pixar quote:
Dec 16th 2014
27
      as for an 'expanded edition',
Dec 16th 2014
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      yes
Dec 16th 2014
60
      I second the (e)motion for a companion album
Dec 17th 2014
83
      how bout a live box set anthology.....
Dec 16th 2014
63
So was it always going to be a "pulling a Beyoncé" type of drop?
Dec 16th 2014
24
RE: So was it always going to be a "pulling a Beyoncé" type of drop?
Dec 16th 2014
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      What do you guess is the lifespan of "pulling a Beyoncé"...
Dec 16th 2014
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           RE: What do you guess is the lifespan of "pulling a Beyoncé"...
Dec 16th 2014
59
Of all the stuff that made the final tracklisting,
Dec 16th 2014
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RE: Of all the stuff that made the final tracklisting,
Dec 16th 2014
33
on the 'd'mumblo' thing
Dec 16th 2014
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RE: on the 'd'mumblo' thing
Dec 16th 2014
34
i'm very thankful for the lyric sheet.
Dec 16th 2014
37
my theory (mind you this is unfounded)
Dec 16th 2014
47
disclose an unknown quirk of someone notable
Dec 16th 2014
30
1000 Deaths Sample
Dec 16th 2014
31
i mean.....
Dec 16th 2014
36
will the lyric book be available anywhere besides the listening party?
Dec 16th 2014
39
i don't think so
Dec 17th 2014
70
have you seen JB's concern about the vinyl pressing?
Dec 16th 2014
40
As you know, he did and it has been verified: it's a double LP n/m
Dec 16th 2014
64
will we see, much like the soulquarian movement late 90's early 00's
Dec 16th 2014
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RE: will we see, much like the soulquarian movement late 90's early 00's
Dec 17th 2014
73
      "the Roots will be taking it back to square one and start recording in j...
Dec 17th 2014
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      ^^^great news in this post
Dec 17th 2014
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      ^^^^^I'm for this...
Dec 17th 2014
80
      if y'all could participate in tip's the last zulu record, that'd be good
Dec 17th 2014
84
      Looking forward to E's new album and what you all put together...
Jan 03rd 2015
152
RE: Ok, I'm up for an hour or so. Ask Away......
Dec 16th 2014
43
why hasnt D done all vocals?
Dec 16th 2014
44
RE: why hasnt D done all vocals?
Dec 17th 2014
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      RE: why hasnt D done all vocals?
Dec 18th 2014
95
           sitting in airport ill answer what i can.
Dec 22nd 2014
105
1000 deaths
Dec 16th 2014
45
RE: 1000 deaths
Dec 17th 2014
74
      um, which cover?
Dec 17th 2014
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           RE: um, which cover?
Dec 17th 2014
81
                oh, that makes sense!
Dec 18th 2014
86
2011 to now
Dec 16th 2014
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RE: 2011 to now
Dec 17th 2014
75
does he appreciate the response to the record?
Dec 16th 2014
48
lmao!
Dec 16th 2014
51
dude.
Dec 16th 2014
52
^^^^ man, all of this.
Dec 18th 2014
97
      thanks guys
Dec 22nd 2014
106
is this the type of review you wanted this album to receive?
Dec 16th 2014
50
i love this review.
Dec 22nd 2014
107
RE: Ok, I'm up for an hour or so. Ask Away......
Dec 16th 2014
53
RE: Ok, I'm up for an hour or so. Ask Away......
Dec 16th 2014
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RE: Ok, I'm up for an hour or so. Ask Away......
Dec 22nd 2014
108
      Dude.
Dec 23rd 2014
135
      This here!
Jan 03rd 2015
153
what's next? the last zulu or detox?
Dec 16th 2014
54
Last Zulu
Dec 22nd 2014
109
thanks...could you speak to Kendra Foster's involvement
Dec 16th 2014
55
RE: thanks...could you speak to Kendra Foster's involvement
Dec 22nd 2014
110
it seems Aint That Easy and 1000 Deaths
Dec 16th 2014
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RE: it seems Aint That Easy and 1000 Deaths
Dec 22nd 2014
111
werent you supposed to be drumming on everything
Dec 16th 2014
57
I'm drumming on 7 songs.
Dec 22nd 2014
112
no question but thanks for doing this
Dec 16th 2014
61
love bratwurst!
Dec 22nd 2014
113
TOUR: D, VAN HUNT, DAVID RYAN HARRIS and VINX - I will pay $100
Dec 16th 2014
65
when is D and the Vanguard going on Fallon?
Dec 17th 2014
66
the initial plan
Dec 22nd 2014
114
tHaNkS fOr TaKiNg SoMe TiMe AwAy FrOm YoUr DaY oN tWiTTeR
Dec 17th 2014
68
all good!
Dec 22nd 2014
115
this post made me feel like it was 2000 again
Dec 17th 2014
72
i still love y'all, I'm just 43 lol
Dec 22nd 2014
116
no james p. on keys?
Dec 17th 2014
76
james' jawns did make final cut
Dec 22nd 2014
117
why isnt 1000 deaths the first song?
Dec 18th 2014
87
nah, album opener works perfectly
Dec 18th 2014
88
I 100% agree; the "you need me, i need you"...
Dec 18th 2014
93
^^^ this
Dec 18th 2014
91
side 2 flows perfectly to me
Dec 18th 2014
94
I too think 1000 Deaths should have started the LP
Dec 18th 2014
92
rap album sequencing
Dec 21st 2014
103
^^^^^ this
Dec 22nd 2014
119
RE: why isnt 1000 deaths the first song?
Dec 22nd 2014
118
Regarding this being put together at the last minute
Dec 18th 2014
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RE: Regarding this being put together at the last minute
Dec 22nd 2014
120
      RE: Regarding this being put together at the last minute
Dec 22nd 2014
130
      RE: Regarding this being put together at the last minute
Dec 23rd 2014
134
      RE: Regarding this being put together at the last minute
Dec 25th 2014
142
is there any one song that most makes you appreciate D's genius?
Dec 18th 2014
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dude.
Dec 22nd 2014
121
      This is insightful. Thank you.
Dec 22nd 2014
128
      this is the stuff....
Dec 22nd 2014
131
      Great stuff.
Dec 24th 2014
139
      as for your sessions for Charade and Till its done
Dec 24th 2014
140
Instruments on "Really Love"???
Dec 18th 2014
96
60 orchestra members
Dec 22nd 2014
122
Voodoo World Tour (live)
Dec 19th 2014
98
i know they are mixed
Dec 22nd 2014
123
Why that many effects on vocals & instruments?
Dec 20th 2014
99
i friggin' love the distortion.
Dec 20th 2014
100
      lol glad to hear
Dec 20th 2014
101
Sometimes your "just" drumming
Dec 21st 2014
104
RE: Sometimes your "just" drumming
Dec 22nd 2014
125
      Thanks so much man! Makes me think...
Dec 24th 2014
138
i'm sure this is out of your realm, but i'll ask it anyway.
Dec 22nd 2014
124
lol man.....i mean the fact shit been going great
Dec 22nd 2014
126
So this expanded edition you've been speaking of... (2 ?s)
Dec 22nd 2014
127
Do You Feel Like D's Vocals Were Mixed Down Too Low?
Dec 22nd 2014
129
You've mentioned this EXPANDED EDITION 3x's.
Dec 22nd 2014
132
Do ya know if Prince heard it??
Dec 23rd 2014
133
will there be a first single? music video?
Dec 23rd 2014
136
Where was Saadiq?
Dec 23rd 2014
137
Thanks Quest
Dec 24th 2014
141
what happened to the track ' Black Hole Sun'?
Dec 25th 2014
143
How much, or what kind of influence did the comeback/EU tour have?
Dec 27th 2014
144
hey ?uest! if I can make it to the 1/1 show in
Dec 27th 2014
145
SO QUEST, YOU CLAIM TO BE A BIG FRAGRANCE FAN
Dec 28th 2014
146
Till It's Done (Tutu) - Tutu? Miles Davis' Tutu?
Dec 28th 2014
147
About the "Tell Me If You Still Care" cover yall did at Brooklyn Bowl...
Dec 28th 2014
148
that was definitely a highlight of that show...
Dec 30th 2014
151
I've missed posts like these sooooooo much
Dec 29th 2014
149
I Had/Have About 50 Questions That I Wanted To Ask But...
Dec 30th 2014
150

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1. "Is their a track that didn't make it that you thought should?"
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(Also, please leak it )

And are you touring with it?

  

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2. "bwahahahahahahahahahaha"
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Tue Dec-16-14 01:27 AM by 15

  

          

70 tracks in total.

23 could be OMFG territory with some "sprucing up"

i assure you that you gonna get way more music in the next year.

i won't be touring but ill still build the show with him.

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

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8. "Remember that time...."
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August 8, 2000 Universal Amphitheater

You invited a bunch of OKPs to the show. Maria met us all at the gate with tickets and after-party passes.

This show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faUOCBdhXXM

The after party was filled with Hollywood Douchebags. And X-hibit was there with Natalie Raitano (who has wearing some super-hoochie spandex outfit.)

That was great....

(Turns out there wasn't a question in here.)

  

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3. "can we get that large pro/eric b apollo story?"
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if not that, can we get another dilla story?

life always offers you a 2nd chance...it's called tomorrow. use it wisely

  

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4. "come on now you know and i know you know what i meant "
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when i said "ask away"

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

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Bblock
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6. "we can dream. the lp reminds me of kamaal the abstract"
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how heavy was tips presence?
is he the sub for dilla?
this lp really sounds like a continuation of voodoo
not as futuristic as i thought
i expected it to sound more funkadelic guitar rnb rockish
it sounds like the line on repeat, with changeups
not that it's a bad thing
i haven't even got around to dealin' with the lyrics yet

life always offers you a 2nd chance...it's called tomorrow. use it wisely

  

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12. "RE: we can dream. the lp reminds me of kamaal the abstract"
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>how heavy was tips presence? - welp of the 14 years, there were 4 years that we didn't speak. so i'll say Tip was D's co-pilot more than anything. i mean these songs are powerful, but JESUS the 4 Tip songs that had me losing sleep? THOSE JOINTS?!?!?! jeeeeeeeze.

>is he the sub for dilla? i don't think so cause Tip was there for the lyric structure, not just for beats. Tip might be onto something as a songwriter.

>this lp really sounds like a continuation of voodoo
>not as futuristic as i thought----lol welp. show me an album that was made for that entire 14 years and it maintain its power for that long. like look at Songs In The Key Of Life from 1976, you think Stevie could make an album STARTING in 1962, and when it sees the light of day in 1976 it shines as if it were released in 1985?

do that with ANY artist:

Sgt Pepper starts in 1953-released in 1967
Bitches Brew starts in 1954 released in 1968
Beautiful Twisted Dark 1996 released in 2010

see where I'm going?

he started tracking in 2000 during voodoo.

so the ONE thing we can establish with Dangelo is his utter disregard of time.

be it release dates
be it prompt for shows
be it quantized meter
or be it musical references.

its his sound.


>i expected it to sound more funkadelic guitar rnb rockish----life is better experiencing things with 0 expectations. get what you get. deal with what you dealt. all you getting is dangleo. not prince. not curtis. not marvin. dangleo.


>it sounds like the line on repeat, with changeups
>not that it's a bad thing
>i haven't even got around to dealin' with the lyrics yet---well when you finally get to listening to the album holla back.

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

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Bblock
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17. "i can dig it. any james river on this lp?"
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can we expect any james river on any subsequent releases?

it's almost like the mythological holy grail bootleg, to hear

life always offers you a 2nd chance...it's called tomorrow. use it wisely

  

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19. "RE: i can dig it. any james river on this lp?"
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this album is james river.

he changed the title cause he was miffed y'all knew the title.

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

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22. "the title is hilarious, given"
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from the outside looking in, it's seemed like it was the weight of expectation delaying the release of the record.

  

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69. "Point of order, sir: I've heard Stevie wonder and d'Angelo...?"
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Is no Stevie wonder

You compare his output and vision to the greats of the form, then end it with "don't compare him to the greats, let him be him"

That's what we doing.

You're right he does have his own sound...we heard it on voodoo and here. It's dope. Dope then, dope now. Sounds like 1997. Nag champa & open mics.

  

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82. "You're trolling. Questo never compared D to Stevie"
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He was talking about what might hypothetically happen to SITKOL if it took Stevie 14 years to record it (which it didn't).

Peace,

Spirit (Alan)
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5. "Your personal favorite cut on the album?"
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7. "RE: Your personal favorite cut on the album?"
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funny, even though I'm a presence on it, i stayed away JUST LONG enough to be a fan of it. i haven't heard or remembered "Til Its Done" since the day we made it. i don't even remember the year. i *think* 2010 when Sheila E first guested on Late Night.


there were like 9 nights that we tracked like 30 ruff sketches.


"Til Its Done" is a jawn that I'm struggling to remember thoroughly. but man. that chord structure.

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

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85. "My favorite song on the album for sure."
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http://i54.tinypic.com/2j51hj4.jpg

  

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9. "ALSO, my good sir, if I can ask another..."
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Confirm or deny this for me...but I'd swear that the underlying guitar work in Really Love doesn't sound that different from the demo that you leaked before. Like it's the same thing, just cleaned up and there are overdubs used on the demo. Is this true or am I crazy and it's completely re-recorded?

  

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13. "RE: ALSO, my good sir, if I can ask another..."
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>Confirm or deny this for me...but I'd swear that the
>underlying guitar work in Really Love doesn't sound that
>different from the demo that you leaked before. Like it's the
>same thing, just cleaned up and there are overdubs used on the
>demo. Is this true or am I crazy and it's completely
>re-recorded?


yeah i mean pretty much i leaked a ruff.
my drums are different (actually an earlier take)
some things are different just this version is finished and complete.

when i say 14 years i don't mean him doing jack shit for 12 years and then buckling down to business the last 2.

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

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28. "the album version is a great deal better"
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which makes sense.

the production on the album is stellar across the board.

  

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10. "how long has this sudden release been in the works?"
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and what was the thinking behind it?

___________________________
He has the confidence of Vernon Maxwell on a yayo binge.

http://www.2amDonuts.bandcamp.com

  

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14. "RE: how long has this sudden release been in the works?"
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>and what was the thinking behind it?

the iron hand of RCA has been "now or IRON FIST!!!!" for like a year. the true goal was oct for grammies. but d begged (again) for an extension and got (thank god) extra 4 weeks to spruce up the mixes.

"pulling a beyonce" is a very real thing for SONY now a days. you caught by surprise and you gotta have it PRONTO....initially it was gonna be a new years thing. but they were like "eff it" release it now.


good thing: number one in 22 countries.

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M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

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49. "Looking like Sony is 3 for 3...Bey, J.Cole, and now D..."
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11. "who is The Vanguard?"
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18. "RE: who is The Vanguard?"
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d
pino
jesse
sharkey
(forgetting jill's guy on keys)
might be blackwell, or maybe c dave comes back
kendra foster
(forget the other two cats who sing background)

me and roy are the only non active members

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41. "so the guitar on the record,"
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what's d and what's jesse?

  

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67. "RE: so the guitar on the record,"
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lemme find out for i answer

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102. "RE: who is The Vanguard?"
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>(forgetting jill's guy on keys)
Pookie?

>(forget the other two cats who sing background)
Ahrel Lumzy & Jermaine Holmes?

  

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62. "Good question, Sir."
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__________________
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15. "What's your favorite reaction to the album so far?"
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The question applies to both Messiah and ATYSYC.

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20. "RE: What's your favorite reaction to the album so far?"
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this washington post review http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/12/15/soul-survival-dangelos-black-messiah-marks-a-masterful-comeback-against-all-odds/


zoe and len letting me know it touched them.

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16. "Since you'll be out here on the 27th..."
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...what you like to do when you're in the Bay when/if you get any free time?

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21. "RE: Since you'll be out here on the 27th..."
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hang with my jawns.
record shop
eat
cop t shirts
get with my jawns.

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23. "how relieved are you it's finally been released?"
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25. "its never ever finished."
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i woke up 6 am with the same sinking post michelle bachman feeling like "i done fucked up"----and then convinced myself i dreamt i lied to you all about the album and i ran to computer to check.


alan told me he did the same, ran to a best buy to buy hard copies cause HE didn't believe it.

d is already talking expanded edition so.....


is never over

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27. "haha. reminds me of the John Lasseter of Pixar quote:"
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"Our films don't get finished, they just get released."

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2010/06/pixar-films-dont-get-finished-they-just.html

it feels like, if d'angelo had been able to let go years ago, we'd have a lot more albums by now.

that said, i love this shit.

  

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38. "as for an 'expanded edition',"
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personally, i'd rather see a companion album released pronto

on some 'amnesiac' type steez.

  

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60. "yes"
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or at least let me just buy the tracks I don't have on iTunes.

“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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83. "I second the (e)motion for a companion album"
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Kid A/Amnesiac comparison is apt.

That would be lovely.

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63. "how bout a live box set anthology....."
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24. "So was it always going to be a "pulling a Beyoncé" type of drop?"
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Or did y'all think, even over the summer/early fall, that you were gonna do a "traditional build-up" type of thing (inasmuch as you really could with this album)?

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32. "RE: So was it always going to be a "pulling a Beyoncé" type of drop?"
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rca and likes thought the thirst for new D was so high that if caught off guard the buying public wouldn't wanna be left out of the process.


gotta say its working like a mofo.

22 countries its the number one album.

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35. "What do you guess is the lifespan of "pulling a Beyoncé"..."
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...as a sustainable way to release an album and get positive results (inasmuch as anything is "sustainable" in today's music market)?

Do you see the practice getting overused, or is it really something a few artists can pull off?

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59. "RE: What do you guess is the lifespan of "pulling a Beyoncé"..."
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From the polar opposite end of the industry...

imo shortened schedules can and should be the new norm... for artists with established fanbases..

Cole did it right.. Beyonce had the money to make it a moment but Cole's execution was perfect as well..

D'angelo clinched the tri-fecta.. at Sony..

If you have fans... don't wait. That should be the lesson for 2015

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26. "Of all the stuff that made the final tracklisting,"
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what's been around the longest & what's the newest addition (to your knowledge)? For something that he's been working on for so long, it all fits together as one piece of music. very impressive.

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33. "RE: Of all the stuff that made the final tracklisting,"
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betray i think is the oldest done super late like "water get no enemy" period so I'm like 2000? defiantly before the "break you off" fiasco. so maybe 2000-2001 it was started.


re tracked? jeez i think 2003-4 (whatever year we shot block party. kanye was out then so 2004?)

last song? i think "Til Its Done" in 2010


so I'm talking music.


tracking vocals tho.

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29. "on the 'd'mumblo' thing"
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why do you think d'angelo obscures his vocals?

  

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34. "RE: on the 'd'mumblo' thing"
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ugh.

i know right?

which is why "til its done" shocked me being non overly layered.


i dunno man. might just be a super insecurity thing.

i mean his voice is a natural resource and the best instrument on the album.

i have 0 weight in the "stop hiding behind all that shit!" department.

always next album tho

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37. "i'm very thankful for the lyric sheet."
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and yeah, the timbre of d'angelo's voice moves me than just about any other singer.

  

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47. "my theory (mind you this is unfounded)"
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Black Messiah is a big "fuck you" to everyone who liked Voodoo for shallow reasons and anyone who isnt willing to work to enjoy music

all jokes aside I understand 70% of the words on Voodoo, he made that album very palatable to anyone who was listening closely enough

now the lyrics are more abstract and difficult to hear, Im thinking he wants to shirk the sex symbol thing and just be an "artist"

  

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30. "disclose an unknown quirk of someone notable"
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n/m

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31. "1000 Deaths Sample"
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Who's idea was it to use the Fred Hampton sample and was there any concern that the part of the speech that was sampled could be controversial?

  

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36. "i mean....."
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lol!


i dunno.

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39. "will the lyric book be available anywhere besides the listening party?"
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I know the lyrics are out there, but still.

  

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70. "i don't think so"
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just online

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40. "have you seen JB's concern about the vinyl pressing?"
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Vinyl pressing for the new album is available for pre-order. Shipments will be sent out on or around February 10th.

My only complaint. The album is 55 minutes, which would be okay if the sides were evened out like IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK, but it isn't. Side 1 is close to 25 minutes in length, Side 2 will be 31. While the 25 minute side is not what I'm bothered with, it's the 31 minute side. It's an analog album so it's meant to sound good, if not great. As I see the track listing, "Back to the Future (Part I)" will start off Side 2. Now, even if RCA Records made it the last song of Side 1 and made Side 2 begin with "Till It's Done (Tutu)", the time lengths would now be closed to reversed: Side 1 would end up being 30 minutes, Side 2 would be 26. I realize in terms of quality control, major labels don't care anymore so unless RCA is turning this into a 2LP/4-sided album, the sound quality will suffer just a notch.

I realize for most people it will be an "I don't care, I just have to have it on vinyl regardless of what you say" issue. I would prefer to wait until an audiophile company like MFSL or Audio Fidelity does it a bit properly, those of us who bought ENTER THE WU-TANG (36 CHAMBERS) knows what happened when we bought it and a song skipped on Side 1. Even when RCA allegedly "remastered" it, the skip was still there, which means they used the exact mother place or they somehow skipped at the exact spot as original pressings. If RCA was doing something Elvis related, it would sound superior over anyone else, but it's D'Angelo, so they expect for not too many people to care. Don't let RCA pull that to customers.

If it's not an issue, then by all means buy a copy or two. I look at it like this: NEW AMERYKAH PART 1 was 59 minutes, released by Universal as a double LP. NEW AMERYKAH PART 2 was 51 minutes, another double LP. As I write this, it doesn't seem like BLACK MESSIAH will be a double record, since they're acknowledging a specific "Side 1" and "Side 2". If I'm wrong, I am obviously talking out of my ass. I'm just giving out a warning.

JB

do you know if it will be a double?

(Edit: just saw your response. damnit).

  

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64. "As you know, he did and it has been verified: it's a double LP n/m"
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42. "will we see, much like the soulquarian movement late 90's early 00's"
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Other artists with the Vanguard
Like Common, Badu, the Roots)

(Voodoo, Mama's Gun, LWFC, TFA)

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73. "RE: will we see, much like the soulquarian movement late 90's early 00's"
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did some drumming on Erykah's new jawn, the Roots will be taking it back to square one and start recording in jan. who knows?

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78. ""the Roots will be taking it back to square one and start recording in j..."
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As if my 2014 musically couldn't get any better...great, great news! I was gonna ask about a new Roots album but I figured Quest was done with this post.
Since you are checking in though, what does "square one" imply and by no means to poke a tender spot, how will Rich's passing impact the way The Roots go about making this album in particular?

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79. "^^^great news in this post"
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80. "^^^^^I'm for this..."
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84. "if y'all could participate in tip's the last zulu record, that'd be good"
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keep the cipher rolling.

it's about time for that collective energy to build back up

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152. "Looking forward to E's new album and what you all put together..."
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you all are always motivated, but I think something special happens when all of you (Badu, D, Roots, etc.) are all creating at the same time.

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43. "RE: Ok, I'm up for an hour or so. Ask Away......"
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@Questlove
What is your favorite Pino Palladino moment on Black Messiah?

  

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44. "why hasnt D done all vocals?"
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is it really because he wanted the Vanguard to get credit or did D take too long to finish/redoing his vocals?

for instance, it's a shame Another Life wasnt entirely done by D imo.

  

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71. "RE: why hasnt D done all vocals?"
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think of it as 1999.

Another Life is all him.

Charade is all of them tho.

he wants to present it like a "group effort" but this is really him at the center

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95. "RE: why hasnt D done all vocals?"
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Peace QL. I know that rhodes, piano, and the ASR-10 are his main weapons of choice in regards to keyboards he uses on his album and I now hear a lot of organ as well. I also wanted to know what keyboards and synths he was using for this album. There's some serious keyboard work going on in Prayer and I know the ASR-10 (when flipped right) can come up with some amazing and very analog sounding patches, but I can kinda hear Oberheim sounds on it as well. I really wanna know what sounds he used on "Til It's Done"

The string parts of Back To The Future. Are they a combination of sampled strings and live strings? How much did Claire Fisher's son Brent contribute to the album besides Really Love?

Overall, I wanted to know if you can tell me to the best of your knowledge about all the different keyboards that he was using on each song on the album..(if that's not to much to ask)?

If more than 85% percent of the guitar playing is him and if he's the one playing Sitar on Another Life and the slide Guitar on The Door and I especially wanna know what songs did Jesse play on (I have a feeling he definitely played on Ain't That Easy?

Did Q-Tip hit D with a beat for D to flip and reconstruct with live cats on Sugah Daddy or is Sugah Daddy a full-on D composition that Tip may have helped arrange and contribute production tips on. I say that because it a very Q-Tip sounding joint and his name is the the credits as co-writer. Again, very curious to know what Tip actually contributed to this joint..

Did Fred Wesley's work ever make it to any parts of the album (or did he and the crew get down on another song that didn't make the album)?

And lastly, is that Kendra's background vocal work on 1000 Deaths and The Charade?

Hopefully you'll peep this and I get a response.

Btw, your work on the album is AMAZING man (as always). You guys created a masterpiece with "Til It's Done"

  

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105. "sitting in airport ill answer what i can."
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>Peace QL. I know that rhodes, piano, and the ASR-10 are his
>main weapons of choice in regards to keyboards he uses on his
>album and I now hear a lot of organ as well. I also wanted to
>know what keyboards and synths he was using for this album.
>There's some serious keyboard work going on in Prayer and I
>know the ASR-10 (when flipped right) can come up with some
>amazing and very analog sounding patches, but I can kinda hear
>Oberheim sounds on it as well. I really wanna know what sounds
>he used on "Til It's Done"

i snuck some photos of his Sunlight-esque (see Herbie back cover for reference) set up. there are WAY more vintage keys and guitar amps this go round than for voodoo. don't know the names tho. but ill find the flicks and post on my IG.




>The string parts of Back To The Future. Are they a combination
>of sampled strings and live strings? How much did Claire
>Fisher's son Brent contribute to the album besides Really
>Love?

Claire wrote "Really Love" but didn't conduct (death)---there is a string version of "Another Life" that D is passionate about. i feel the rawness of this version is more Delphonics/Moments esque and thus more "true" to the song.


>Overall, I wanted to know if you can tell me to the best of
>your knowledge about all the different keyboards that he was
>using on each song on the album..(if that's not to much to
>ask)?


see above. or follow Ben Kane and Russ on social media. they posting a lot of stuff.


>If more than 85% percent of the guitar playing is him and if
>he's the one playing Sitar on Another Life and the slide
>Guitar on The Door and I especially wanna know what songs did
>Jesse play on (I have a feeling he definitely played on Ain't
>That Easy?

ill find out. i know that Jess, Sharkey, and D mad work



>Did Q-Tip hit D with a beat for D to flip and reconstruct with
>live cats on Sugah Daddy or is Sugah Daddy a full-on D
>composition that Tip may have helped arrange and contribute
>production tips on. I say that because it a very Q-Tip
>sounding joint and his name is the the credits as co-writer.
>Again, very curious to know what Tip actually contributed to
>this joint..


lot of people are underestimating and overlooking that Tip was actually WRITING LYRICS for this record. they did this in LA at Jim Henson.



>Did Fred Wesley's work ever make it to any parts of the album
>(or did he and the crew get down on another song that didn't
>make the album)?

the funk bomb called "What It Do" damn near got arthritis playing 16th notes on the hi hat funkin that hard for 9 mins.




>And lastly, is that Kendra's background vocal work on 1000
>Deaths and The Charade?

Charade yes. gotta check on Deaths.



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45. "1000 deaths"
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the demo showed a lot potential.

was D in the driver seat for the current remix? or was it you/russ that changed this using the original demo tapes?

  

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74. "RE: 1000 deaths"
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potential?

don't get nothing twisted. this was his vision.

the only thing not executed were strings on another life.

and the cover.


but yeah this aint no chinese democracy

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77. "um, which cover?"
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i'm actually glad there are no covers this time around.

d has shown over and over that he's a masterful interpreter of other's songs

after 15 years, i just want to hear his stuff.

  

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81. "RE: um, which cover?"
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I think he was referring to the album cover, not a cover song. See article below...link at end of post.


" The singer, ever the perfectionist, was involved at every step. D’Angelo had hoped to commission art for the album from Emory Douglas, once the minister of culture for the Black Panthers and art director for the group’s newspaper, but Matthew Morgan, an Afropunk co-founder, said there wasn’t time to wait for original illustrations.

Instead, the cover shows a black-and-white still from a 16-millimeter film shot at Afropunk’s annual concert, which D’Angelo headlined last summer.

“That image was captured during the festival when we were asking the audience to put their hands up in protest,” Mr. Morgan said. “But it was also symbolic of praise in church,” he added, saying that D’Angelo, a Pentecostal preacher’s son, “loved it immediately.” "


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/17/arts/music/dangelos-black-messiah-was-released-in-a-rush.html?_r=1

  

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86. "oh, that makes sense!"
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thank you!

  

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46. "2011 to now"
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how much changed in the sound/mixes of the songs before the Euro tour up till now?

  

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75. "RE: 2011 to now"
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small changes in my opinion.

like replacing rhodes for piano in sugar daddy

or adding a vocal part in "1000"

or scrapping drums in "back to the future"

its always a work in progress. just a slow cotdamn work in progress

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48. "does he appreciate the response to the record?"
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i want him to appreciate how well the record is being received. b/c i don't want another 14 yrs to pass before we hear more new stuff from him.

so i really hope he enjoys the positive reception.

and 'Another Life' is getting ppl pregnant. i hope he knows that too.

fuck you.

  

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51. "lmao!"
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>and 'Another Life' is getting ppl pregnant. i hope he knows
>that too.

Hahahaha!

--
"You can't beat white people. You can only knock them out."

"There is only one god and his name is death. And there is only one thing we say to death: not today."

  

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52. "dude. "
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>and 'Another Life' is getting ppl pregnant. i hope he knows
>that too.

it's so serious.

  

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97. "^^^^ man, all of this. "
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>i want him to appreciate how well the record is being
>received. b/c i don't want another 14 yrs to pass before we
>hear more new stuff from him.

^^^ word. we got to write that cat letters like the blue christmas scene in Year Without A Santa Claus to let him know he appreciate it and to get back in the sleigh w/ the gifts?


>so i really hope he enjoys the positive reception.
>
>and 'Another Life' is getting ppl pregnant. i hope he knows
>that too.

^^^ for real.



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I'm keeping him abreast of the reactions.

his spirits are incredible.

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50. "is this the type of review you wanted this album to receive?"
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i read about how you write reviews for albums and then
try to make an album that hits that mark.

if you were to read this review, would you feel that you got want you wanted?

i guess i want to know if what i hear is what you guys were trying to capture.
______


professional writers will have a hard time reviewing this album, because
it's hard to write about it without sounding like you're talking out of your ass.

part of this is questlove's fault. quest is a low key genius when it comes
to creating a mythology. when he was struggling to blow up in the early days with the roots, he made sure that other alternative black artists got signed to his label.
partly because that's what good friends do. but mostly because he knew that
ppl like to like things that are part of a movement.

you don't like the temptations-- you like the Motown sound.
you don't like prince-- it's the Minneapolis sound.
we're not just the roots-- we're a collective. this is a neo soul movement.

knowing that questlove is always picturing his own Wikipedia page even as he
lives his life, it's hard not to think that his constant diefication of dangelo was
questlove playing a long game of chess.

"yeah d'angelo is a beast on guitar now. he's on that Eddie hazel shit."

i laughed when he said that, because the statement is ridiculous on it's face.
but it's like quest telling us not to picture a purple polar bear.
now that i have heard the album-- it's impossible not to think of Eddie hazel.
which makes me skeptical of my own thoughts when i say that this album does remind me of a lot of my favorite legends. quest planted the idea in my head that d'angelo was capable of this type of material.

and although I've only heard the album 6 times... i can't shake the feeling that this album might be a work of genius that will be go down in the ages
as one of the all time great albums.


I'm going to center my review around the album closer-- "another life,"
because that's the song that i feel is most likely to
still sound brilliant after the excitement of a long awaited album wears off
and all we have is the material itself.

"another life" is a brilliant record.
it has the soul of so many brilliant influences in its DNA.

the first thing you hear is the Philly sound influence.
think back to how you feel when you hear the opening notes to "you make me feel brand new". The sound of that harpisichord is so pure
it makes you believe in the goofy parts of being in love.

D'angelo captures that. But this is more than a throwback record.
D'angelo also digs into the prince well by stacking the vocals so thick
and putting a jolt of sex appeal in this record. The stylistics were asexual and pure.
"another life" captures the purity but also let's you know he also wants to kiss you in the
"places that please."

That line isn't shock value or prurient for the sake of it.
He believes sex would be magical as the opening harpisichord on "you make me feel brand new." It would be a true consummation. The ethereal aspects of love
firmly grounded in the bodies actually touching each other.

This isn't a fantasy-- it's a dream come to life.


Then there's the mystical aspect of it. He loves this woman so completely that
he wants to take her to the hidden aspects of his psyche.
exploring all the rooms in his mind that normally stay locked.

and just when he's laid out a perfect picture,
the hook comes in and stabs you in the chest.
it's not quite to be. "in another life," he happily laments to himself.
"i bet you wouldn't know." he smiles to himself because the dreams he has of this love affair is like some inside joke she hasn't quite gotten yet.

this is beautiful, heartbreaking stuff.



but let's be clear-- some of what i hear in this album may be quest overhyping it.
the myth is that this genius has been slaving away in the studio, cooking up something that's 10 years ahead of its time. He's been studying p-funk and Beatles albums.

because i heard that myth, i listen to the album and search for references.
and the truth is, i can hear them.

various guitar effects sound like they were recorded under water.
the you focus on one guitar lick and get lost in it and then realize that there
is another counter melody going at the same time that's equally good
and you think, when is the last time i've heard this much going on in a record.
and now-- without realizing it-- you're thinking of p-funk's "motor booty affair."

dammit quest.

is that actually there, or did you make me imagine it?




i want to talk about the engineering on this record. so many nuances.
for instance-- another song that will likely stand the test of time is "the charade."
there's a handclap that comes in in the down-beat of every fourth measure.

the handclap is so perfect there, it really adds to the groove.
but what adds to the mystery of this album is that the hand clap doesn't just clap on the fourth measure. they used some effect so that it sounds like something is zooming in, whizzing by like a slow bullet, and then the impact is that hand clap on the fourth measure.

the hand clap is so perfect, but the fact that the sound started 3 beats back before landing on that down beat makes it seem that every aspect of this album
was planned. every sound you hear is everything fitting in it's right place.

if funk is all about the one, putting a handclap there instead of a bass
is a subtle subversion of the essence of funk.
d'anglelo's funk always was more subtly disquieting rather than
knocking your ass off with a groove.

this album feels like he broke funk down under a microscope
and then rebuilt it. he was always subtle, but he went inside of that subtlety and added more sonic detail.

the ride cymbals ring out forever.
you can hear every nuance of every snare drum.
this album has more information in it than "Paul's Boutique."
it could take a decade to hear everything they put into it.
(wait... I'm just repeating what is heard questlove say, aren't i?)


this album is impossible to process.



so what's my view of the album.
we know what quest built a myth of d'anglelo...
and in order for this album to be a success, it had to validate the myth.

does it succeed at that?



maybe it's just old questlove interviews talking, but i say the answer is yes.
this album validates the myth.
there is enough here that ppl that already believe will be able to sink their ears into this one for another 10 years.

if questlove wanted to make sure this album lives, he did a perfect job.
dropping an album called "black messiah" at Christmas time,
when racial anxiety is boiling over in the backdrop of fergesun and garner...
that will make this album connect with listeners long after the initial press has worn off.

and while it's impossible to know whether I'd place this album on the list of greats
if quest didn't plant the idea in my head for a decade...
the fact is he did. and then he delivered an album that is so solid that
it doesn't make me scoff at the idea.

quest created the myth, and the album doesn't break the trance.

and really, maybe that's what music is missing these days.
we need more than just the tunes. we also need something to believe in.
is dangelo that guy?

well, no.
i don't believe in dangelo as the savior of black music.
apparently, neither does dangelo.

but i do believe in this album.

hype or no hype, this music is something music lovers have needed for a very long time.


A+

  

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107. "i love this review."
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lol way to call me out.

i guess at the end of the day part of me is trying to please the 8 year old record consumer in me (like "would 8 year old Ahmir love this?")

and then the other half is "what will they say 20 years from now when I'm 60, and 400 years from now when I'm dead.

which i dunno if that is genuine or not.


because most people just make stuff and *boom* its done. or at least they say they create stuff w/o the historical intentions.

my obsession with good reviews was based on critical acclaim saving us from not getting dropped. and being the only level playing field we allowed on.

wasn't like hot 97 or BET was gonna show us love. so this is the only time we get fair play.


i do believe pitchfork is trolling me because they know it means something to me---


but yeah


all of that.

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53. "RE: Ok, I'm up for an hour or so. Ask Away......"
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What's your favorite record you've ever recorded (as producer)
What's your favorite record you solely played drums on?

What's your favorite album/single you've heard in the past five years?
What's your favorite album/single you've heard in the past ten years?

If you were going to produce an album right now, who would you have produce it?

What would you say is hardest about being a producer?

And drums aside, what would you say is your strengths, and what would you consider to be your weaknesses in regards to production?

  

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58. "RE: Ok, I'm up for an hour or so. Ask Away......"
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i meant to ask if you were going to record an album as an artist and have someone else produce it, who would you choose?

  

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108. "RE: Ok, I'm up for an hour or so. Ask Away......"
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>What's your favorite record you've ever recorded (as
>producer) i mean Voodoo opened so many doors for me, i gotta say "Voodoo" first heard Slum Village during Voodoo. i learned all i know about engineering making this album. the creative spillover helped make Things Fall Apart, Like Water For Chocolate, Mama's Gun and a lot others. Soul Train re-entered my life. demand for my drumming...it was a game changer. not to mention making it. some of the craziest amazing moments in life.

>What's your favorite record you solely played drums on?

kinda hard to say: Roots related: Double Trouble was watershed moment in engineering my drums. "Chicken Grease" snare did me well in the aughts via the samples. playing on Dido album was great in terms of Jon Brion making me sound yacht rockish. Philly experiment album let drum like Ferrone my idol. then again....Messiah pulled mad challenges outta me. ----ugh can't answer this!

>What's your favorite album/single you've heard in the past
>five years?



>What's your favorite album/single you've heard in the past ten
>years?


man. lol i can't answer. I'm sure its Dilla related.

>If you were going to produce an album right now, who would you
>have produce it?


begging Chaka to lemme have a go at it. i was working with Rundgren for the last year or so but its not going smooth (he's in Hawaii me and Steve in NYC and we aren't jelling)




>What would you say is hardest about being a producer? i HATE doing vocals. and now that Rich is gone....im DREADING having to fill in that slot come next Roots album.

>And drums aside, what would you say is your strengths, and
>what would you consider to be your weaknesses in regards to
>production?

my strengths are groove and texture. not until Fallon did i realize i lacked melody and structure.

mainly because we have to write STRONG 7-second jingles. which is a GREAT exercise if you wanna write songs that stick. so this new Roots album more than anything will show you what i learned in the last 6 years. the difference in this album and our last 7 (Roots albums not Betty Wright or Elvis or Booker T) were the "factory system" was in effect in which there really was a motown system going on in which i was 1 of 9 people with final say. so i guess you can say this is first album that will feel like TFA and Phren (the last albums in which the weight was on me creatively as opposed to the creative factory version)



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>i was working with
>Rundgren for the last year or so but its not going smooth
>(he's in Hawaii me and Steve in NYC and we aren't jelling)

Wha-!? How'd that come about? Through the show? Off the Elvis collab?

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153. "This here!"
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"so i guess you can say this is first
>album that will feel like TFA and Phren (the last albums in
>which the weight was on me creatively as opposed to the
>creative factory version"

Now I am really looking forward to this next Roots album. I have grown with the group as you all have released your most recent albums. Been a fan since the early 90's. However, I miss the sound that comes out of The Roots when you are at the creative helm.

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54. "what's next? the last zulu or detox?"
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109. "Last Zulu"
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he's active.


dre tho....

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55. "thanks...could you speak to Kendra Foster's involvement"
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I see she co-wrote a lot of the songs...

really happy for her.... her debut album a few years ago was pretty good...particularly possession free philosophy..

even then she was a really clever songwriter...

she seems like a really good fit with D...

I remember reading also that Jon Bibbs was doing some writing with D.... but that was a while ago so it probably just didn't make the final cut....

  

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110. "RE: thanks...could you speak to Kendra Foster's involvement"
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>I see she co-wrote a lot of the songs...
>
>really happy for her.... her debut album a few years ago was
>pretty good...particularly possession free philosophy..
>
>even then she was a really clever songwriter...
>
>she seems like a really good fit with D...
>
>I remember reading also that Jon Bibbs was doing some writing
>with D.... but that was a while ago so it probably just didn't
>make the final cut....


she is the Syreeta to his Stevie.

she brought a lot of the puns and imagery and cleverness from the pfunk world from which she came. which is right up the alley.

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56. "it seems Aint That Easy and 1000 Deaths"
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were intended for a true funk rock record. it didnt end up to be that.

did D change his mind about the concept for the album throughout the years, hence the different soundscapes for each song?

could you elaborate on the concept for this record?

  

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111. "RE: it seems Aint That Easy and 1000 Deaths"
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>were intended for a true funk rock record. it didnt end up to
>be that.
>
>did D change his mind about the concept for the album
>throughout the years, hence the different soundscapes for each
>song?
>
>could you elaborate on the concept for this record?
>
>


lol i don't love on the boards no more so i dunno if you trolling me or being a pal.


i don't think a "rock record" gotta be all "BANG YOUR HEAD!!!!!!" teen spiritesque.

just rock leanings. which is what this album is.

i think its corny when niggas be all tryna twist "iron man" thinking "awww this is some rock shit!!!!"--

rock aint even relevant like "real hip hop" nowadays, so i was real nervous about his "give a monkey a brain" fantasy. I'm glad he dialed it back just enough to put two feet in both ponds.

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57. "werent you supposed to be drumming on everything"
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but the sugah daddy joint (gadson)??

what happened?

  

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112. "I'm drumming on 7 songs."
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this album was a 14 year process.

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61. "no question but thanks for doing this"
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“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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113. "love bratwurst!"
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65. "TOUR: D, VAN HUNT, DAVID RYAN HARRIS and VINX - I will pay $100"
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for a ticket for that....

Call it "Black Messiah(s)" tour

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66. "when is D and the Vanguard going on Fallon?"
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114. "the initial plan"
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was come on Fallon jan 5th and announce the album.

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68. "tHaNkS fOr TaKiNg SoMe TiMe AwAy FrOm YoUr DaY oN tWiTTeR"
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tO AnSwEr OuR ?uEsTiOnz!!

  

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115. "all good!"
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72. "this post made me feel like it was 2000 again"
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listening to this album and seeing the Questlove taking questions made me feel 15 years younger.

thanks

  

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116. "i still love y'all, I'm just 43 lol"
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76. "no james p. on keys?"
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i've always like the trio of you, james, d on records, but i understand that d' did most of everything

  

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117. "james' jawns did make final cut"
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BUT that expanded edition tho

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87. "why isnt 1000 deaths the first song?"
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seems so odd to start the way it does. 1000 deaths as the first song sets it up with much more momentum.

  

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88. "nah, album opener works perfectly"
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you're buggin

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93. "I 100% agree; the "you need me, i need you"..."
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theme of "ain't that easy" speaks directly to his fans--all of us who stuck around for 15 years.

it's been printed everywhere, but my favorite line on the whole album is "i tell you this sincerely/i need the comfort of your lovin/to bring out the best in me." that shit makes me emotional. super poignant moment.

i'm glad he addressed "us" first, before he explored his own inner dialogue on "1000 deaths". "1000 deaths" is the most bad ass song on the album, but i think it woulda been a buzz kill to make that shit first.


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91. "^^^ this"
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>seems so odd to start the way it does. 1000 deaths as the
>first song sets it up with much more momentum.

i always pictured '1000 deaths' to open it up and 'another life' closing it. esp since '1000 deaths' has so much energy plus the spoken intro referring to the albums title. makes perfect sense.

'aint that easy' is a good contender ("take a toke of smoke from me as we dream in style"--step into my world type shit) but not if you have a '1000 deaths' on the shelf as well.

as for the pace of this record; honestly i think the songs on the first half follow each other up way too fast. one song finishes and another one starts. no breathing/digesting time. too bad the guitar break in 'sugah daddy' was edited out.

but this first half -at the moment- has only good songs imo. side b has 'back' and 'another life'. the other 4 tracks are cool at best to me, at the moment i must add.

  

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94. "side 2 flows perfectly to me"
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seamless

i find really love a tad dull but i dont dislike it
but side one is more diverse so i guess it was never going to hang together that perfectly

but if you edit off aint that easy, it plays better imo

  

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92. "I too think 1000 Deaths should have started the LP"
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103. "rap album sequencing"
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First full track is the warm up, second track is the whammy.


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119. "^^^^^ this"
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118. "RE: why isnt 1000 deaths the first song?"
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"Easy" was the movie preview, i don't think he is talking to a lover more than he is talking to us ("you can't leave me....aint that easy" danm right!)


"1000" was the initial opener, but he needs a preview to the movie before THE MOVIE.


I'm certain in concert he will start with "1000" tho

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89. "Regarding this being put together at the last minute"
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How much polishing of the tracks was done at the last minute verses stuff being ready to publish as is for the record release? If the bulk of the mastering from analog material was done at the last minute, that just adds another level of appreciation to the record because from the sequencing to the music itself, it flows so effortlessly, as if it weren't rushed together as result of the Ferguson debacle.

  

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120. "RE: Regarding this being put together at the last minute"
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>How much polishing of the tracks was done at the last minute
>verses stuff being ready to publish as is for the record
>release? If the bulk of the mastering from analog material was
>done at the last minute, that just adds another level of
>appreciation to the record because from the sequencing to the
>music itself, it flows so effortlessly, as if it weren't
>rushed together as result of the Ferguson debacle.


there wasn't rush rush that press is angling.


member when i said we were done in 2011?

we were done.

i was totally NOT bugging cause even though half these songs are over 10 years old, there is a timelessness to it.

but when ferguson (really Egypt madness) went down everyone was like "DUDE....now!!!!!!!!!!!!" he was debating on "Burning And Looting" being included because that was the last last song made.

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130. "RE: Regarding this being put together at the last minute"
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>he was debating on "Burning
>And Looting" being included because that was the last last
>song made.

Man, i hope that's on the expanded. Just commented elsewhere about what a great arrangement it was (from Afropunk).

  

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134. "RE: Regarding this being put together at the last minute"
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>there wasn't rush rush that press is angling.
>
>
>member when i said we were done in 2011?
>
>we were done.
>
>i was totally NOT bugging cause even though half these songs
>are over 10 years old, there is a timelessness to it.
>
>but when ferguson (really Egypt madness) went down everyone
>was like "DUDE....now!!!!!!!!!!!!" he was debating on "Burning
>And Looting" being included because that was the last last
>song made.


Interesting. That gives a lot of insight to how frustrated you must have been pre-release and how elated you must feel now.

Thanks for taking out the time for answering all these questions. Much appreciated.

  

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142. "RE: Regarding this being put together at the last minute"
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>
>but when ferguson (really Egypt madness) went down everyone
>was like "DUDE....now!!!!!!!!!!!!" he was debating on "Burning
>And Looting" being included because that was the last last
>song made.

getting curious to his vision of 'burning and looting'.

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90. "is there any one song that most makes you appreciate D's genius?"
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like, the song that had you shake your head the most like, "oh my god, where in the world did he come up with this, NO ONE comes up with stuff like this?"

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121. "dude. "
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this is the ONLY album in which you will hear my glee and my side comments in the stem tracks if anyone ever gets their hands on them.


member the war of the "really love" leak?

so we didn't speak for 2 years. and then i read that john mayer letter and was touched Voodoo reached that many people. then out the blue a whole new generation started this revival ----like the vampire weekend/bon iver/dirty projectors/little dragon/hiatus kyote in which they really laid it on thick how much this album meant.

enter alan (he misses you/come back home etc)

so i went really nervous and apprehensive and defensive because I'm now a "suit" with a day job...


we talked, but i was all business like "ok i gotta leave 11:45 pm so chop chop!!!!"

and we struggled grooving like....for an hour.....

i thought the magic was gone and i was cool with just being on "Really Love" and went home.


3 nights later in bed i was like "man....are you gonna let Gadson and Dave fucking upstage you and shit!!!!?!?! this is YOUR DOMAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!"

like i swear you coulda cue'd up the music to "Rocky" i got dressed so fast (almost 1 am)
got dressed for work cause i knew i wasn't leaving studio til 8am.


ill explain how i churned "Charade" "Another" and "Til Its Done" outta these sessions later.

but i will say that "struggle" feeling was coming back, then once he locked on "til Its done" i almost ruined the session from screaming so hard at what was going down.

that was one of those moments.

like you start a groove and you pray he will find something anything.

and he does.....


then he destroys it.


like i know i can go through our 20 year history and find like GEMS of "nah i aint feeling that"-----like "Another Life" was almost a "nah too normal" throw away---so believe me anything you hear me on?

i was drumming that pattern for 20 mins maybe 40 mins while he sits there and ponders and thinks and searches and fiddles and pieces together.....

and then BOOM!!!!!!!!!

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128. "This is insightful. Thank you."
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131. "this is the stuff...."
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...thanks for sharing that stuff. its always extremely cool (to me at least) to get to hear the subtle behind the scenes creative processes on how different artists develop and evolve their songs...the different options explored, the choices they made, the reasons...always endlessly interesting to me...so thanks for dropping some of that...



  

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139. "Great stuff."
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>this is the ONLY album in which you will hear my glee and my
>side comments in the stem tracks if anyone ever gets their
>hands on them.
>
>
>member the war of the "really love" leak?
>
>so we didn't speak for 2 years. and then i read that john
>mayer letter and was touched Voodoo reached that many people.
>then out the blue a whole new generation started this revival
>----like the vampire weekend/bon iver/dirty projectors/little
>dragon/hiatus kyote in which they really laid it on thick how
>much this album meant.
>
>enter alan (he misses you/come back home etc)
>
>so i went really nervous and apprehensive and defensive
>because I'm now a "suit" with a day job...
>
>
>we talked, but i was all business like "ok i gotta leave 11:45
>pm so chop chop!!!!"
>
>and we struggled grooving like....for an hour.....
>
>i thought the magic was gone and i was cool with just being on
>"Really Love" and went home.
>
>
>3 nights later in bed i was like "man....are you gonna let
>Gadson and Dave fucking upstage you and shit!!!!?!?! this is
>YOUR DOMAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!"
>
>like i swear you coulda cue'd up the music to "Rocky" i got
>dressed so fast (almost 1 am)
>got dressed for work cause i knew i wasn't leaving studio til
>8am.
>
>
>ill explain how i churned "Charade" "Another" and "Til Its
>Done" outta these sessions later.
>
>but i will say that "struggle" feeling was coming back, then
>once he locked on "til Its done" i almost ruined the session
>from screaming so hard at what was going down.
>
>that was one of those moments.
>
>like you start a groove and you pray he will find something
>anything.
>
>and he does.....
>
>
>then he destroys it.
>
>
>like i know i can go through our 20 year history and find like
>GEMS of "nah i aint feeling that"-----like "Another Life" was
>almost a "nah too normal" throw away---so believe me anything
>you hear me on?
>
>i was drumming that pattern for 20 mins maybe 40 mins while he
>sits there and ponders and thinks and searches and fiddles and
>pieces together.....
>
>and then BOOM!!!!!!!!!
>

  

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140. "as for your sessions for Charade and Till its done"
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did D play guitar or does he mostly start from the piano when you guys are jamming?

Like Brothers in arms style i mean.

  

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96. "Instruments on "Really Love"???"
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Is that a Clarinet I hear at 2:34???

And is that a French horn I hear, interspersed throughout the whole song??

Damn. Even if I'm wrong on the instruments... the live instrumentation on this song is just incredible.

Well actually.. is Really Love all life instruments? How many musicians got brought in the play on the song?

  

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122. "60 orchestra members"
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Claire was a fantasy of ours.



Parade for him
Ask Rufus for me.

i know Claire started and wrote the piece, but his son is the one who conducted it.

FULL orchestra.


so amazing.

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M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
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98. "Voodoo World Tour (live)"
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Will we ever get an official release of the Voodoo tour?

  

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123. "i know they are mixed"
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cause for a while THAT was gonna be the album in 2010 with album cuts.

thank god for that shutdown

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M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
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99. "Why that many effects on vocals & instruments?"
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I loved the clarity on /organic feel of Voodoo.

Black Messiah seems a bit too distorted / less organic.

Only 'Betray' and 'Another Life' don't.

Was there a concept behind this?

Thanks.

  

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100. "i friggin' love the distortion."
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101. "lol glad to hear"
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To me it sounds overproduced if there is such a thing. The songs are there esp on side A and Back and Another Life on side B. I just have to get used to the execution and the dressing up. It kind of distracts from the music at the moment.

But i have played and lived w the demos and live versions for so long. I have kind of created my own truth of what this record would eventually sound like...

Currently it doesnt live up to that.

Still a good record though.

  

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104. "Sometimes your "just" drumming"
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Other times you're credited as "Music by D'Angelo & Questlove".

Could you elaborate on what you added to 'Charade' & 'Another life'?

2 of the better songs on the record:

- Did D come up with the main idea/ demo for this or you?

- Or did you help flesh out the music (aside form the drums)?

- Is there a story/ anecdote of the origins of these songs that you can share?

- Did you co-produce these tracks?

- What else can you add about the makings of these songs?

I'm asking since the credits don't really reveal that much.

Thanks.

  

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125. "RE: Sometimes your "just" drumming"
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>Other times you're credited as "Music by D'Angelo &
>Questlove".
>
>Could you elaborate on what you added to 'Charade' & 'Another
>life'?
>
>2 of the better songs on the record:


and an after thought. shit was done so fast I'm shocked i got mentioned in the first place.


i did (co produced/wrote)

charade
till its done
betray my heart
another life

with him.

i just drummed on

1000
Really Love
Back To The Future









Did D come up with the main idea/ demo for this or you?
>
>- Or did you help flesh out the music (aside form the drums)?
>
>- Is there a story/ anecdote of the origins of these songs
>that you can share?
>
>- Did you co-produce these tracks?
>
>- What else can you add about the makings of these songs?
>
>I'm asking since the credits don't really reveal that much.
>
>Thanks.


sony asked me to save the good shit for his feature story for that really BIG music mag. but I'm certain that these won't be a part of the folklore.

these stories will get out soon.

kinda fun to tell in my arsenal.








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Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

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138. "Thanks so much man! Makes me think..."
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>i did (co produced/wrote)
>
>charade
>till its done
>betray my heart
>another life
>
>with him.
>
>i just drummed on
>
>1000
>Really Love
>Back To The Future

So 1000, Really love & Back were based on demos by D? Does that also go for The Door & Prayer?

And are the other tracks like Aint that easy & Sugah based on beats/ demos by Tip? Or did Sugah ie come from a jam w Gadson? Cause ive always believed Sugah to come from a Kissing my love jam.

As well as Another Life coming from a Betcha By Golly Wow jam What were you guys on for The Charade? The Family's River runs dry or had you already made this beat like the princy electric circus jawn?

Can you answer that?,

  

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124. "i'm sure this is out of your realm, but i'll ask it anyway."
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i pre-ordered the vinyl.

why in the hell is a download of the album not a part of that package? it makes no sense that if you buy a CD you get a download, but not if you buy the album (which is more costly).

like i said, i'm sure this out of your hands, but i know this post is being seen by many eyes. get it right, myplaydirect.com.

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126. "lol man.....i mean the fact shit been going great"
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is beyond us.


because of the last min crack the whip-ness of it all. there should be more janky action going on.


d is lucky that so many professional people love him that much to move impossible mountains.

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Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

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127. "So this expanded edition you've been speaking of... (2 ?s)"
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Can you give us a ballpark release date?

Also, what yall did with Black Messiah was excellent work...a much needed addition to my collection. Thank you.

Also, are we gonna have to wait another three years for a new record from The Roots or will it be sooner than that?

  

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129. "Do You Feel Like D's Vocals Were Mixed Down Too Low?"
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If so, why?

  

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132. "You've mentioned this EXPANDED EDITION 3x's."
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Or more.

Based on this post we're looking at bonus songs.

A year from now?

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133. "Do ya know if Prince heard it?? "
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Eclectic Soul/Sunday, 2-4 PM est/89.3 WCSB.ORG

  

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136. "will there be a first single? music video?"
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something that's the anti-'untitled'?


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137. "Where was Saadiq?"
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Ain't That Easy reminded me of I Know Shuggy Otis so much I was surprised I didn't see his name anywhere on the credits. Actually, that and The Door wouldn't have sounded out of place on Ray Ray

Regardless of who was involved, you, D' and crew pulled off an amazing album. Thank you

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__________________________

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141. "Thanks Quest"
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Love the album, bought the album. Which I might not have done without the clever last minute release, I was hyped and didn't want to wait for a leak. So kudos on all of that.

So, lyrically "made the pussy fart" is probably the most controversial lyric haha I like it, kind of a subtle punchline effect, its talkin, talkin to ya. Any thoughts on changing that line tho or not including it in the lyric sheet and letting people figure it out on their own? It literally might have been years before anyone knew! LOL Was that a Qtip line possibly?

  

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143. "what happened to the track ' Black Hole Sun'?"
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kinda late, still asking tho.

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144. "How much, or what kind of influence did the comeback/EU tour have?"
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I saw him 4 times during that run, 3x Paradiso/Amsterdam and once at North Sea Jazz. Even back then you could see and hear the changes each show, as if he was taking his sketches on the road to figure out what was missing.

  

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145. "hey ?uest! if I can make it to the 1/1 show in"
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Santa Ana, can I get some behind the scenes access pics? just curious!

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146. "SO QUEST, YOU CLAIM TO BE A BIG FRAGRANCE FAN"
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So I gotta ask, what are your top 5 favorite fragrances?

  

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147. "Till It's Done (Tutu) - Tutu? Miles Davis' Tutu?"
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If so, I'm afraid I'm missing it.



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148. "About the "Tell Me If You Still Care" cover yall did at Brooklyn Bowl..."
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can you tell us any more about the origins of you guys deciding to do that cover? i'm sure there was an element of D talking to his fans through those lyrics, but is he a big SOS fan?

I ask because a lot of the other joints yall did that night I know to be significant tunes for both of you (our love has died, mother's son, etc.)

my girl and I were at the show, and that goes down as one of my all-time favorite concert moments in life. when we started to realize what those chords were at the beginning? jaws dropped and we just gave each other that "Aww SHIT this is happening" look.

I don't know if a studio version exists, but if so I really feel that could be up there among D's greatest covers (always in my hair, can't hide love, feel like makin love, ALL of them.)

Please tell us there's hope for a studio version.

And again, thanks for taking the time out to share these stories, Quest! Black Messiah was def worth the wait.


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151. "that was definitely a highlight of that show..."
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when he hit that high note, the whole audience got their life... definitely wish i could relive that show.

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149. "I've missed posts like these sooooooo much"
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Thanks.

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150. "I Had/Have About 50 Questions That I Wanted To Ask But..."
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...being that I had to wait a week after cause my local record store was late getting it, and I wanted to let the album soak in (probably 5 listens from beginning to end) before being bored of it (and start skipping to tracks I like).

So I sat back and watched the questions roll in, and waited for more, especially the ones I wanted to ask, but I was just so happy that you chimed in for the D fanatics to enjoy their non-Questo-liner-notes to be filled in here since we know all the now Vanguard won't post on the boards their insights.

Basically I'm saying I'll just save them for another time, first about damn time D released those joints, and second, glad that a Roots semi-throwback album is on the way .


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