The much awaited D’Angelo VERZUZ performance took place on Saturday night.
Fans weren’t quite sure what to expect from the live stream as the only thing that was revealed prior was that some “friends” will be joining during the performance at the iconic Apollo theater. It eventually marked as the first solo VERZUZ with some special guests joining throughout the one hour and 30 mins set.
The veteran singer opened his performance by performing a new song with some help from trumpeter Keyon Harrold before covering Smokey Robinson’s ‘Cruisin’ with some help from DJ Scratch on the 1s and 2s. Soon after, the singer went to a medley of hits from his classic debut album, Brown Sugar.
Method Man and Redman pulled up for ‘Left & Right’ (off D’Angelo’s sophomore LP Voodoo) before Method Man took over for ‘Break Ups 2 Make Ups’. He called everyone to support Black-owned businesses and even paid a tribute to Prodigy of Mobb Deep by doing a smooth rendition of ‘Quiet Storm’.
Soon after ‘Brown Sugar’ and still rocking his coat, D’Angelo invited H.E.R. to the stage, who first performed her Daniel Caesar collaboration ‘Best Part’ before the pair did a duet together for Lauryn Hill’s ‘Nothing Even Matters.’
In case you missed catching the live stream, you can watch the full replay of the performance below. TIDAL has also put together a playlist of all the cuts played — listen here.
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Untitled New Song (with Keyon Harrold)
Cruisin’ (Smokey Robinson)
Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mine
Left & Right (with Method Man and Redman)
Method Man: “Break Ups 2 Make Ups”
Back to the Future, Pt. 1
One Mo’ Gin
Feel Like Makin’ Love
Jonz in My Bonz
Send It On
H.E.R.: Best Part
Nothing Even Matters (with H.E.R.)
Untitled (How Does It Feel)