Questlove Called D’Angelo At 4am To Tell Him How Good Childish Gambino’s New Album Is
Written by Sam Murphy on 5th December, 2016
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Digging is actually an understatement because he’s basically losing his mind over how good the record is.
He took to Instagram to explain why he loves the record so much and also revealed that he was so excited over it he called soulman D’Angelo up at 4am just to tell him to listen to the record.
“Dude I’m so fucked up right now. I can’t even form the proper hyperbolic sentence to explain to D’angleo why I woke him up at 4am to listen to this,” he wrote.
Basically, Quest was expecting “some fresh millennial 2016 hip hop shit” but instead he got “a trip to Detroit circa 1972 at United Sound Studios.”
He even goes as far to say that “the last sucker punch in black music” as good as Awaken, My Love! was Sly & The Family Stone’s There’s A Riot Goin’ On. And then he adds that he hasn’t been this “stunned” by an album since he received an advance copy of Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black.
In short, he bloody loves the record.
Dude I'm so fucked up right now. I can't even form the proper hyperbolic sentence to explain to D'angleo why I woke him up at 4am to listen to this. I'm like—when is the last time someone sucker punched me on this level…..I mean I knew #AroundTheWorldInADay was coming & it was a left turn—I'm about to blow the wigs off music historians… but I thought I was getting some fresh millennial 2016 hip hop shit and I got sucker punched. The last sucker punch in black music I remember in which NOONE had a clue what was coming was Sly's #TheresARiotGoinOn—read my IG about it (the flag)—I'm writing in real time cause —Jesus Christ the co-author of #WearwolfBarmitzvah just SONNED the shit outta me. In the best way possible. I was NOT expecting a trip to Detroit circa 1972 at United Sound Studios. I haven't written or been stunned by an album I wasn't expecting since that time I got an advance of #BackToBlack. The music is so lush man, I can see the kaleidoscope color mesh of the #Westbound logo. Dude I can't curb my enthusiasm. All I know is if #P4k try to play him again with these ratings there WILL be a riot goin on.
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