Sunday, May 10, 2009

What I'm Listening To: Q-Tip, D'Angelo, Raphael Saadiq

Tip, D'Angelo, and Raphael Saadiq have a new mixtape out called Lynwood Rose.  If you are Black, between the ages of 20 and 35, and have some education beyond high school, you probably had an orgasm after you read the first sentence.  The whole album is killer.  Raphael Saadiq and Q-Tip have been ahead of their time since they broke into the industry, and D'Angelo can straight up sayng (for those of you who aren't familiar with the term "sayng", it means to sing at a level that involves more interactivity between the crooner and the listener.  This typically involves the closing of the eyes, swaying from left to right, and the occasional throwing of undergarments at said crooner).  To pick a hand full of tracks that stand out would be a disservice.  The link to the album is below.