D'Angelo

D'Angelo

The founder of 1990s neo soul.

Founded

February 11, 1974 in Richmond, Virginia

Full Name

Michael Eugene Archer

Date of Birth

February 11, 1974 in Richmond, Virginia

Still Alive

Date of Death

Influenced By

Gospel, James Brown, Sly Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Tribe Called Quest, Gangstarr, Prince, Raphael Saadiq

Later Influenced

Erykah Badu, Common, Jill Scott, Eric Benet, Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake, Anderson .Paak

D'Angelo
D'Angelo

About The artist

"D'Angelo established himself as an unwitting founder and leading light of the late-'90s neo-soul movement, which aimed to bring the organic flavor of classic R&B back to the hip-hop age."

Steve Huey for Allmusic.com

Did you know...

"One of the most impactful artists of our age."

Common on D'Angelo

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Genres from this era

Hip Hop & Rap

Hip Hop & Rap

Two turntables and a microphone.

House

House

Birthed from the underground clubs of Chicago and New York.

Neo Soul

Neo Soul

Soul music makes a return.