D’Angelo announced himself as a gifted R & B musician with 1995’s Brown Sugar but it was 2000’s Voodoo that put him in the stratosphere. Created at NYC’s Electric Ladyland during a stirring rebirth of that famous studio, Voodoo effortlessly combined funk, soul, hip-hop and more in a Grammy-award winning achievement. He had the music world in the palm of his hand. And then he disappeared. It would take 14 years of rumors and breaks before he delivered 2014’s Black Messiah, which Rolling Stone called an experimental soul masterpiece. Noisey profiles D’Angelo with help from his associates, including Questlove and DJ Premier.