â€œI was pretty much floored when D said that the only two records of the past five to six years that he really listened to a lot were St. Elsewhere by Gnarls Barkley and Back to Black,â€ he added, referring to his production work on Amy Winehouseâ€™s breakout album. â€œI was like, â€˜I cannot believe I made something that this guy listened to over and over again and looked to for inspiration.â€™â€
Now THIS is somebody I’m really looking forward to as far as new music. From Rap-Up:
Dâ€™Angelo has been missing from the scene for a minute, but super-producer Mark Ronson coaxed the sultry singer out of hiding for â€œGlass Mountain Trust.â€ The track, included on Ronsonâ€™s third album Record Collection (due Sept. 28), coasts on a hollow synthesizer and popping snares, with the â€œBrown Sugarâ€ crooner showing that his hiatus has only deepened his voiceâ€™s character.
Ronson previously told Billboard.com that the song was his favorite off the album, sharing that Dâ€™Angelo has been busy recording in the studio despite the fact that heâ€™s been M.I.A. from the scene. â€œI know heâ€™s been working non-stop. Itâ€™s not like theyâ€™ve been sitting on their asses,â€ he said.