An ultra-rare live performance from the neo-soul god...

There are legends in modern soul music, and then there is D'Angelo.

The singer practically defined neo-soul across two phenomenal releases, before seeming to disappear from view.

Returning with his jaw-dropping 'Black Messiah' full length and its accompanying tour dates, everything D'Angelo touches seems to turn to gold.

So it was for last night's VERZUZ performance, recorded live at New York's Apollo theatre - the place where he got a break as a raw unknown.

Breaking with the VERZUZ format, D'Angelo opened with a string of new cuts, suggesting that a follow up to 'Black Messiah' isn't too far away.

Covering Smokey Robinson's 'Cruisin', he then invited Method Man onstage for 'Break Ups 2 Make Ups'.

'Black Messiah' supplied the spine of his set, before D'Angelo dipped into the 'Brown Sugar' and 'Voodoo' playbook.

H.E.R. came out onstage, and the Grammy winner assumed Lauryn Hill’s role on 'Nothing Even Matters' before D'Angelo closed his set with 'Untitled (How Does It Feel)'.

Here's the tracklisting:

(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”
1000 Deaths Back to the Future, Pt. 1
Sugah Daddy
Devil’s Pie
One Mo’ Gin
Chicken Grease
Feel Like Makin’ Love
Jonz in My Bonz
Love Another Life
Send It On
Spanish Joint
H.E.R.: Best Part
Nothing Even Matters (with H.E.R.)
The Root
Brown Sugar
Untitled (How Does It Feel)

Related: Unshaken - In Search Of D'Angelo

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