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Read More Despite a resume that includes a stint with Sugar Hill's pioneering female rap trio Sequence ("Funk You Up"), two gold albums, three Grammy Awards nominations and creative collaborations with Mary J.
Blige, D'Angelo, Stevie Wonder and others, Angie Stone was ready to give up on music.
Essence.com, caught up with the chanteuse to discuss her split from J Records, her new album, her fiancé, relationship with ex-beau D’Angelo and why she’s comfortable in her own skin.
RELATED: D'Angelo Working on New Album Essence.com: We’re living for the release of your new album, . Angie Stone: For me, it’s extremely personal because I was seriously contemplating leaving the secular set and going straight to gospel music because I was tired of my situation at J Records.
Raised in a Pentocostal church in Virginia by his minister father, Michael Archer grew up singing gospel songs and playing the church organ before dropping out of school and moving to New York as an 18-year-old, where he won a series of talent shows at Harlem's Apollo Theatre.In the mid 1990′s singers Angie Stone and D’angelo dated for four years.When asked about D’Angelo, Stone commented: “When I was dating him he wore glasses, had short hair and his pants were hanging down to his butt.We have to do this.’” The “this” in question refers to Stone’s latest project, the aptly titled is the singer/songwriter’s seventh studio album.The aim, states Shanachie general manager Randall Grass, was to “truly tell ‘the Angie Stone story’ to its fullest.