Old Favorites Flavorwire Staffers Revisited in 2014



Spent my time at the Afro-Punk Festival Waiting For D’Angelo, like a Russian peasant that just didn’t believe, and when he appeared, an hour late, he ripped through a set of covers that were loaded with funk. And now, nearly a neat 15 years later, he has a follow-up to the classic Voodoo with Black Messiah, dropped without notice earlier this month. D’Angelo saved Christmas. This is the real December surprise. I am so happy. Questlove told us all to have faith for nearly a decade; lord knows he did. You just have to clap your hands together and believe. — Elisabeth Donnelly, Nonfiction Editor