Solange gathered fellow D’Angelo-lovers to celebrate the 15th anniversary (Jan. 25) of the crooner’s groundbreaking album, Voodoo. The anniversary comes just a few weeks after the singer’s long-awaited third album Black Messiah released in December. Saint Heron, Solange’s website published a dedication to the work of art and then asked artists and musicians to weigh in on the effects Voodoo had on their growth as artists.
The contribution list was wide and diverse, showing the variety of influences the album had on the music world. The list ranges from Beyoncé, A-Trak, Tweet, and Janelle Monae, to Thundercat and Starchild. Solange set the tone for the homage with the introduction with her own testament:
Voodoo is the church in which we all come to worship the religion of soul music. It is the word. It is the temple. It is the law for all lovers of true rhythm and blues. At 15-years-old, Voodoo is the most self-assured, decisive, deep in its roots, and “grown as hell” album in recent musical history I’ve ever experienced. A true testament to the term, timeless.”
Read Saint Heron’s full commemoration of D’Angelo’s Voodoo here. –– Cook T.P.