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D’Angelo Speaks On The “Untitled” Video In A Teaser For Tonight’s Interview w/ Tavis Smiley

D’Angelo Speaks On The “Untitled” Video In A Teaser For Tonight’s Interview w/ Tavis Smiley

D'Angelo Speaks On The "Untitled" Video In A Teaser For Tonight's Interview w/ Tavis Smiley

D'Angelo Speaks On The "Untitled" Video In A Teaser For Tonight's Interview w/ Tavis Smiley

Yesterday we learned that D’Angelo would be stepping out with Tavis Smiley for his first featured, televised interview in over a decade, excluding, of course, his short blurbs on Prince and new wave in Nelson George‘s Finding The Funk documentary. But now that we’ve clarified that little note, short and candid teaser of tonight’s interview has been spotted, wherein D clarifies the “Untitled” video recoil, suggesting that the video itself had little to do with his departure from the limelight. Rather, it was the crowd’s reaction, specifically the woman that ogled him and screamed for him to “take it off” during live sets with The Soultronics on the Voodoo tour, that had him yearning for a simpler life. Yet even with that most touchy topic out of the way, there are still so many damn questions. For instance: how deep was the relationship between he and the late J Dilla? Were there any songs in particular that were recorded with or inspired by the prolific producer that were slated for Black Messiah or its imminent sequel? (You know seeing as how some of the material on the record predates Dilla’s death by a few years.) Dilla aside, how it feels to be the hottest commodity in r&b after damn near 15 years of silence. These are the questions and D, unlike Sway, just might have the answers. Watch the teaser for D’Angelo’s interview with Tavis Smiley below and tune-in to PBS tonight to catch part 1 of the interview.

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