Ellusive R&B superstar D’Angelo pulled no punches this past Saturday, peppering his D’Angelo & Friends livestream at New York’s historic Apollo with some brand new music and a slew of guests from H.E.R to the dynamic duo of Method Man and Red Man.
“Peace and love everybody,” D’Angelo said before diving in to the two-plus hour performance.
Flanked by trumpeter Keyon Herrold, the fur coat-clad singer’s new, untitled song came at the very top of his set – D’Angelo’s most recent album Black Messiah arrived way back in 2014, so the new music was very well-received by the comment section.
Later, fans were ecstatic to see Method Man and Redman jump onstage for “Left and Right,” a track they originally contributed to on D’Angelo’s 2000 offering Voodoo.
From there, Method Man stuck around to offer his own “Break Ups 2 Make Ups,” a track D’Angelo appeared on for Meth’s 2000 album Tical 2000: Judgement Day.
“Legends. Kings. Method and Red,” D’Angelo said afterwards.
Later in the set, after fan favorite “Spanish Joint,” acclaimed singer-guitarist H.E.R. joined the festivities, telling D’Angelo “I’m your biggest fan.”
H.E.R offered up “Best Part” – off her 2017 self-titled album – before D’Angelo jumped in for a stirring version of the The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill classic “Nothing Even Matters.”
D’Angelo closed the livestream with a trio of “The Root,” “Brown Sugar” and “Untitled (How Does It Feel).”
Watch the entire set (starting at the 50 minute mark) below: