For a while there, nobody wanted to know how does it feel when it came to D’Angelo. The singer had a hard fall from his “Untitled” days when we swooned over his chiseled body in the 2000 music video from his second album Voodoo. One mugshot, cocaine possession and a prostitute solicitation later, the ladies were thinking it didn’t look like it feels so good anymore, but in the June issue of GQ, D’Angelo is back to the brown sugar we once loved.
Photographer Gregory Harris did D’Angelo justice in a black-and-white shoot featuring the soul singer with his classic straight-back braids and a nice suit and tie. Though we can’t see the Virginia native’s abs from here, it looks like there might be a six- or eight-pack underneath that white button-down shirt from the way it’s fitting his frame.
We already know D’Angelo has had a revival on the music scene with a tour overseas and he’s also landed a spot in Essence’s Music Festival this year. This feature in GQ may solidify his full return to the industry after a 10-year hiatus and we bet that feels pretty good. Hopefully there’s more where this came from because he is definitely missed in the studio.
The June issue of GQ is available on newsstands now.