Untitled + undressed = Grammy. Well, its not really that simple; Not that simple at all. But, D’Angelo made it appear that effortless in his performance of his Grammy-winning song/video. D’Angelo remains one of my favorite artists to date. Although he has only released two albums over 15 years, 10 years ago since his last album, they were both critically-acclaimed. He ushered in a new sound that many artists have since crowned themselves the kings and queens of Neo-Soul in D’Angelo’s absence. I really loved admired this guys talent, energy and contribution to music as a whole. At the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2001, he was awarded Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for Untitled (How Does It Feel).

Since some video hoarding person or company has disabled the embedded link, enjoy the Jamie Foxx version.

I believe that there are many other like me, that still have flickering candles hope that the REAL king of Neo-Soul will return.


About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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