Words by Jerome Zech // Photos by Justin Yee

None of these rules apply to D’Angelo

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I don’t know that there has ever been an artist quite like this in our lifetime. Since the release of Brown Sugar in 1995, he’s been revered as the savior of soul – an instant icon that challenged pop culture, with a unique sound of his own. He carried this momentum through his second studio album (Voodoo), which was another massive success. While it seemed that D’Angelo was set to take the music industry to new heights, nobody expected what would happen next.

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Two ground-shaking encores later, and one thing was pretty clear – D’Angelo was back. Happy, healthy, and entirely reinvigorated.