The Internet is buzzing following the release of D’Angelo’s first album in nearly 15 years. After the release of “Black Messiah” Monday morning, The Roots drummer Questlove — who produced several songs on the album — joked on Twitter that he awoke in a cold sweat hoping he hadn’t tricked the world into thinking the album had arrived. Solange Knowles also expressed her excitement, writing that she’s “not really interested in talking about any other music” than “Black Messiah.” J. Cole also praised the album on social media, describing it as having a “crazy” sound and urging everyone to buy it.
“Black Messiah” comes 14 years after D’Angelo’s last album, “Voodoo,” arrived in 2000. The album’s first single, “Sugah Daddy,” was released on Sunday as part Red Bull’s 20-Before-15 song series.