With two hugely influential and platinum-selling albums, Richmond, Virginia’s D’Angelo was once on top of the world. Appearing to many as a sex symbol when he appeared in his video for “Untitled (How Does It Feel), D’Angelo reveals in GQ that the visual “overshadowed his talents.”
His second album, Voodoo, released in 2000, marked the end of the burgeoning “neo-Soul” era in the ’90s that included Lauryn Hill, Maxwell, and Erykah Badu.
In January 2012, when a viral video began swirling around the Internet of D’Angelo performing in Sweden, interest picked up with questions reveling in “Is D’Angelo back?!”
In the June issue of GQ, D’Angelo tells all about his troubles, and he reveals why he had to fall back from the industry, details about his battle with drug addiction, and how growing up in church affected him.
Check the full GQ interview here, and ladies, while you wait for the new D’Angelo music, go ahead and reminisce on some of the old: