Posted in hiphop | music on May 23, 2014

"Nelson George & D'angelo having the REALEST convo ever. I've known dude for 20 years and never knew he was THIS funny." - Questlove

D'Angelo & Questlove at RBMA (photo by Drew Gurian/Red Bull Content Pool)
D'Angelo

The most awkward moment of the night came when George asked if the oft-used term "neo-soul" was a valid phrase or "PR bullshit," unaware that the man who coined the term, a friend of D'Angelo and Questlove, was in the audience. After originally answering, "I plead the fifth," D'Angelo said, "I respect it for what it is, but anytime you put a name on something, you just put it in a box. You want to be in a position where you can grow as an artist. You never want to be told, 'Hey, well, you're a neo-soul artist.' Right now, I'm not. We're going someplace else." [Rolling Stone]
One of the events in this year's Red Bull Music Academy NYC residency was elusive R&B great D'Angelo (joined by Questlove) in conversation with author Nelson George at the Brooklyn Museum Cantor Auditorium where they discussed a lot of things (not his loooong-delayed new album though). Video of the almost-hour-and-a-half long interview has now surfaced via Red Bull. It's pretty entertaining, and can be watched below...

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Comments (14)

Did he mention why he cancelled all those live dates he had last summer? I always just kind of figured he walked by Doughnut Planet one day and he relapsed into his old, fatboy habits.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 3:00 PM

Very kiss ass not probing type of interview. Bullshit but as expected.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 3:06 PM

RED BULL! Advertising revenue translated into lots of coverage.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 3:16 PM

it really is very funny! had seen an interview where his humorous realized this side of him

Posted by massagista | May 23, 2014 3:40 PM

Speaking of Red Bull, it goes great with America's original craft vodka: TITO'S

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 3:58 PM

^ No Please, 3:58PM, kindly shut your whore mouth.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 7:11 PM

Hanibal episode tonight everyone dies!

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 11:26 PM

Guys I missed the Death Vomit show, WTF?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 11:49 PM

Red bull owns this site nowadays.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2014 8:29 AM

A lot of people own this site nowadays

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2014 9:31 AM

Typical meat eaters

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2014 10:14 AM

Grass is for smoking, not eating.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2014 10:18 AM

If you're smoking grass you lack the good sense to know what you're putting into your body. Typical meat eater.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2014 11:43 AM

D's Nuts

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 4:45 PM

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