Miles Marshall Lewis, Village Voice, The, January 2000
I WAS FOREWARNED, and chose not to take heed. You know, how prophecy can get mofos all wound up like Chicken Little with the sky fallin-while you standin there, like, "uh-huh." Sittin in the back of a music business course at Fordham Law, mindin' my own, some whiteboy was talkin about how he discovered this prodigious 20-year-old hiphop soulman from Richmond, Virginia. 'U Will Know', from the Jason's Lyric soundtrack? He wrote and produced it, and my amped classmate claimed to have signed him to EMI. The whiteboy was Brian Koppleman, son of Charles Koppleman, former CEO of EMI. The kid, naturally, was D'Angelo.
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