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As for Downie, who reportedly started work on  Introduce Yerself in January of 2016—not long after emergency surgery to remove some brain-tumour mass, and during painful daily radiation treatments—his own late style may also be defined by his confrontation with Canada’s relationship with First Nations, the cause he devoted his last months to. It’s in the way that  Secret Path and the Hip’s final tour tackled Indigenous issues; it’s in this album’s final song, “The North,” which weaves together the insight we crave with an advocacy for an issue “that is over 100 years old,” as Downie sings—one that many might find challenging, abrupt, a fracture against the grain. “Turn our faces to the sun,” he growls as the album’s final words, a last plea to the living, “and get whatever warmth there is.”

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Saturday’s show started perfectly. Hip-Hop and R&B shows are notorious for booking unknown acts to perform warm up sets to extremely unsympathetic crowds, with the headliner usually turning up half an hour after their set time and stoking the crowd’s restlessness even further. On Saturday, fans were instead treated to Voodoo sessions era J Dilla productions and a playing of Dilla’s masterpiece, ‘Donuts’ in full. No breaks, no hypeman rapping over the beats; just Donuts on a good soundsystem, played in the order it was intended (Note to self: Do not stop pestering the members of the Vanguard on Twitter until it is confirmed or denied that they had a part to play in this). This was followed by a 10 minute break for the stragglers to get into the venue, before D’Angelo and the Vanguard walked on to stage at 21:00. The next two hours were a whirlwind of perfect entertainment, with the Vanguard (led by the indomitable Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave and Pino Palladino) recreating their energy from the album recording sessions, and D’Angelo’s voice matching them for power and professionalism throughout. Album cuts never strayed far away from their studio arrangements, but the band were allowed to showcase their talents in accompanying funk bridges. The audience were invited to join in at every opportunity (used to full effect on ‘Brown Sugar’) and were held captive for the entire two hour set. D’Angelo led the Vanguard with assurance and swagger. Yes, the album and live show would not be the same without this collective of extremely talented musicians, but at no point could it be said that the band carried D’Angelo. His falsetto never faltered and he didn’t shy away from showing off his entire vocal range.

Dilla was signed to a solo deal with MCA Records in 2002. Although Dilla was known as a producer rather than an MC, he chose to rap on the album and have the music produced by some of his favorite producers [11] such as Madlib , Pete Rock , Hi-Tek , Supa Dave West, Kanye West , Nottz , Waajeed and others. The album was shelved due to internal changes at the label and MCA.

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