Its been 14 years since R&B recluse D’Angelo has delivered a complete body of work.

Barring a few performances, a Red Bull music lecture and several updates from Questlove fans haven’t heard much from the neo-soul pioneer since 2000.

All that changed in the wee hours of the morning (December 15), as the soul-singer’s third album, Black Messiah, surfaced on iTunes and Spotify.

Black Messiah boasts 12-tracks, including the funky single “Sugah Daddy.”

Questlove lent a hand on three songs off the project, but a majority of the production was handled by D’Angelo.

The Black Messiah cover art, tracklist and album are below:


  1. Ain’t That Easy
  2. 1000 Deaths
  3. The Charade
  4. Sugah Daddy
  5. Really Love
  6. Back in the Future (Part I)
  7. Till It’s Done (Tutu)
  8. Prayer
  9. Betray My Heart
  10. The Door
  11. Back in the Future (Part II)
  12. Another Life