Is the public ready to accept a D'Angelo comeback?

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  1. Ixtlan

    Ixtlan emceeingain'tforyou...

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    He's got company now.

    Bilal's debut album might be the best we've seen from the R&B/Soul genre in the last 5-7 years. His followup is nothing to sneeze at.

    John Legend has commandeered the sophisticated R&B lane.
    Musiq's a balladeer version of Shaquille O'Neal.
    Anthony Hamilton's Soul offerings are hard to argue with.

    Is there room in the game for a D'Angelo comeback?
    His crooning on Snoop's "Imagine" has folk stirring, but will it be that easy for him to walk back into the game?
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  3. Ignorant

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    Did he get his abs back?

    That is the question... many people felt his last project was a disappointment, so aside from the marijuana/coke bust and the hideous overweight pics, he still needs to atone artistically.

    I think he still has it in him... he has to come inspired and hungry again, though... oh, and bring the abs back... the female audience in R&B is HUGE!
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    As far as his competition, the advantage that D holds over them is that he's always been more "street-edged," unlike the rather soft image of a Bilal or Legend... he was able to bring in the male hip hop crowd who normally don't listen to R&B. So with the abs and sex appeal, the ladies are a given... but if he can relate to the fellas again, he'll be a lock.
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    i think if he comes back out he will bomb.
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  6. Ixtlan

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    His last album was an expensive coaster.
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    He'd better have a damn good album.
    "Imagine" has me fiending for something though.
    I love dude's vocal layers.
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    get 'em, speedy!
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    i saw speedy gunzalez's name stuck at the bottom in 'currently active users viewing this thread'

    remembered that he made a thread championing 'voodoo'

    i happen to think it was a good album as well
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  11. Ixtlan

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    Aside from "Send It On", "Devil's Pie" and "Untitled (How Does It Feel?)" that album was a stink nugget. He tried too hard on that project...Started believing his own hype.
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    Then Common followed with the very Voodoo-ish "Electric Circus"... they both stunk.

    I only liked "Africa" and "Greasy Chicken" or whatever it's called.
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    *shakes head*

    voodoo = greatness

    you only liked those two, kon??? craziness
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    The common denominator being the Soulquarians (who I happen to think are quite overrated).

    They're a poor man's Ummah.
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    ^A lot of people have a misunderstanding on what musical production is all about... it's not always a 'one-size-fits-all' type of thing... good producers are able to bring out the best in artists and tailor their music accordingly to the artist' particular style... Common and D'Angelo didn't always sound comfortable in the Soulquarian's style... not that they didn't have good music. The same rings true with the Ummah and ATCQ. "The Love Movement" was a serious mistake. ATCQ had amazing chemistry already with Phife, Tip, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Jay Dee worked best with Busta, if you ask me.
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    I think Dilla worked best with Slum.
    I still think that's the definitive work of his career.

    He works well with Kweli though.

    Dilla's production forces you to bend to it and Common's pretty straightforward. He's limited in what he can do style-wise.
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    ^SV didn't become listenable until they acquired Elzhi... I think you're judging the beats more than the production. There's a difference, which is why I say he worked better with Busta. Common fits well with Primo... and with his old producers No ID and Why Not... why did they split??
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    I'm mad you just said that.

    Elzhi's a phenomenal emcee, but SV was dope beforehand.
    I think Dilla was more hands on with SV's work than with anyone else.
    His influence can be heard all over that. He didn't just do tracks with Slum.
    He produced those songs as well.

    I'm not sure why him and No ID split.
    That's just something certain artists do with the greats from their hometown.
    They get all "new" and never really work with them again.

    Nas did the same shit.
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    I tried to give SV's early work a chance, but I just couldn't get into them... I like that they approached their delivery in a different way... I love originality like the next man, but it failed in my view... like when my rappin' homie in college tried to bust a Nine-like flow at a block party when Biz Markie came to visit... he's normally dope, but he was wrong for trying that. Dude's a lawyer on Wall Street now... go figure.

    I thought Common and No ID were in-the-pocket on his early endeavors... they had great chemistry... he didn't start fuckin' up until he got all Bohemian on a brother... wearing thrift shop clothes and drinking wheatgrass juice. Fuck the haters, though... I still think "Be" is hot!
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    "Fantastic, Vol. 2" is incredible...
    I love that album.

    Dilla was in a zone on that one.

    And "Be" is definitely hot.
    I don't see how anyone could hate on that album.
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