I wasn’t sure if I should do a normal breakdown for the D’Angelo Verzuz, because I really didn’t know what to expect. Unlike the other Verzuz, D’Angelo was offered up as a solo artist with a promise of “Friends”. There was no real telling who was coming, but the mystery made it exciting enough to see where things went.
The D’Angelo Verzuz was taped live from the world famous Apollo Theater.
D’Angelo released his debut album, Brown Sugar back in 1995, featuring the title track as the lead single. Other singles from the album included “Lady,” and “Cruisin'”.
Five years later he released his sophomore album, Voodoo. The album featured his iconic single, “Untitled (How Does It Feel)”. “Devil’s Pie” and “Left and Right” were among the other singles on the project.
His third album, Black Messiah with The Vanguard, was released in 2014. It featured the single, “Really Love”.
Like we have done previously with these Verzuz battles, here’s a break down of the D’Angelo Verzuz.
Ne-Yo vs. Johnta Austin | Mannie Fresh vs. Scott Storch | T-Pain vs. Lil Jon | Dj Premier vs. RZA | Babyface vs. Teddy Riley | Jill Scott vs. Erykah Badu | Nelly vs. Ludacris | Beenie Man vs. Bounty Killer | 112 vs. Jagged Edge | Kirk Franklin vs. Fred Hammond | Alicia Keys vs. John Legend | Fabolous vs. Jadakiss |
DMX vs. Sn|oop Dogg | Rick Ross vs. 2 Chainz |
Brandy vs. Monica | Gladys Knight vs Patti LaBelle
| Gucci Mane vs Jeezy | E-40 vs. Too Short | Ashanti vs. Keyshia Cole |
Music to begin the event was played by the legendary, DJ Scratch.
The show kicked off at 10pm.
He started with what appeared to be a new song, titled, “Love Is A Thing”.
Next up, he performed “Cruisin'”.
“Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mine”
“Left & Right” featuring Redman & Method Man – the first special guests of the night
Method Man performed his song, “Break Ups 2 Make Ups” featuring D’Angelo
“Back To The Future (Part II)
“Feel Like Makin’ Love”
“Jonz In My Bonz”
“Send It On”
H.E.R. came out and performed her hit “Best Part”
which she mixed in with “Nothing Even Matters”
“Untitled (How Does It Feel)”
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