A week removed from his spectacular debut performance on Saturday Night Live – D’Angelo took to the stages of the iconic Apollo Theater, backed by his band The Vanguard.
This wasn’t your ordinary run-of-the-mill performance though, as the event marked two significant moments in the Black Messiah’s life:  Feb. 7th marks J Dilla’s – a dear friend of D’Angelo (Soulquarians) – born day.  It was here at the Apollo where a young D’Angelo performed at the legendary Apollo Theater Amateur Night contest, walking “away with three consecutive wins and enough money to buy a keyboard.”
Watch a few performance clips of last night’s show up top and below, and be sure to cop Black Messiah available on iTunes now.
Photos courtesy of [Gothamist]