Mark Metcalfe/Getty ImagesD’Angelo is set to take the stage this weekend for another legendary Verzuz battle to close out Black History Month.
The soul singer will be coming to fans live from the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, where in 1995, he performed his classic “Brown Sugar,” supported by a live band.
Swizz Beatz and Timbaland shared the exciting news from the @Verzuztv Instagram account, along with old footage from D’Angelo’s performance, where he was introduced by the former host Steve Harvey.
“There is only ONE @TheDAngelo, and he’s bringing a few FRIENDS with him on Saturday night to #VERZUZ, at the iconic @ApolloTheater,” read the caption.
Fans took to the comments to predict which “friends” might be making an appearance. Most suggested artists like Raphael Saadiq, Maxwell, Questlove and The Roots, as well as rappers Common and Method Man.
Many suggested Anthony Hamilton and Angie Stone, both of whom sang backup for D’Angelo in the ’90s and early 2000s.
“It would be a miracle if he got Lauryn Hill there for ‘Nothing Really Matters,'” wrote one fan, while another said, “I’m so ready for some real R&B music.”
Tune into the first Verzuz at the Apollo with D’Angelo and “friends” Saturday at 9 p.m. EST on Instagram Live or in HD on Apple Music.
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By Rachel George
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