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Oh, So That’s What D’Angelo’s Been Doing for the Last Decade (GQ Interview)Posted by Nathan S. on 05/23/12 | Filed under QuickHits, R&B, D'Angelo
Thankfully it looks like D'Angelo's either on the serious comeback trail or at least off coke and booze, which GQ does a pretty damn good job of breaking down in their exclusive interview. If you care at all about D'Angelo, or the music industry forces that can drive an artist insane, I highly recommend the read:
"The massive weight gain didn't make Michael "D'Angelo" Archer see the darkness that was looming. Neither did the hermit-like isolation, the shattered friendships, the years wasted without a new record in sight, or even the car accident that nearly killed him. By the time he careened off a lonely stretch of road near Richmond, Virginia, in September 2005, hitting a fence and rolling his Hummer three times, he'd already failed two stints in rehab—including one where his counselor was Bob Forrest, the guy on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Bob had been cool, D'Angelo says, but his message of sobriety didn't take. "I went in under a fake name so people wouldn't know who I was, right?" D'Angelo tells me, in his first sit-down interview in twelve years. "So, you know, Michael never got treatment. It was this other character that was in there. And the moment I left, I went straight to the fucking liquor store."
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