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Angie Stone Talks “Cruisin” and Finding D’Angelo in the Ruff

In this month’s Essence magazine Angie Stone talks about leaving J Records, satisfaction with her weight and mentions her new album “The Art of Love and War.” I say mention because there was nothing more about it in the article. No what does it sound like, direction, producers, nuffin. Well you get this much, it will be released by Stax Records, September 18th.

Much of the standout comments were about D’Angelo.. you know, when he was flexing 8 pack abs and still the ladies Brown Sugar. At that time just about everyone wondered how D’Angelo and Angie Stone ever got together, kinda like T.I. and Tiny. “What does he see in her?”

Angie broke it down..

“When I was dating him he wore glasses, had short hair and his pants were hanging down to his butt. He was just a 19-year-old kid with big shorts and nobody cared and no one saw his beauty but me. And I told him, “You are beautiful. I promise you when your record drops your lips are gonna become famous, your eyes - everything will become famous.

But he couldn’t see it because his self-esteem wasn’t where it is today. He didn’t even have an image and his hair was really short so I braided his hair with thread for his first album cover.

It wasn’t until Brown Sugar came out that people actually took a good look at him and said, “You know what? He’s fine.” Then all of a sudden, he’s so fine he shouldn’t be with me.”

She’s dead on with the success = fine theory. I’d add Mark Cuban’s rumored quote from a few years back. He was at a club and told his friends to call some girls to the table.. “Tell them I’m a billionaire.” Then laughed, you know how it is, “For every million my dick grows an inch.”

Angie also talked about her contribution to his debut album.

“To set the record straight, D’Angelo is a genius and he doesn’t need Angie or anybody to make him who he is. What people need to know is that we were in love with each other so my presence, my spirit, my gift, all of that flowed into our relationship.

We dated for four years and when you’re with someone you become them, we started to become each other and pick up each other’s musical habits. So where he was in his life as an individual had a lot to do with how he expressed those songs.

The only thing I can take credit for is “Cruisin,” which he couldn’t get done without me. I also wrote “Jones in My Bones.” ? The rest of the world has placed this stigma between D’Angelo and me, but the truth hasn?t been told until now.

If anything, the beautiful part of Angie - the best friend, the confidant, the songwriter, the supportive lover - inspired his music.”

Umm, how can she happily take credit for ‘Cruisin’? What did she do, show him the album cover? I’m sure Smokey Robinson would like to throw her a little punishment right now. Push her on that treadmill..

“Who wrote the song?”.. “Who wrote it!?”.. *I’m gonna speed this thing up* “Runnnn.. Angie B! And get it right!..”


☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

gravatar iconSoul Soul Ouriqua- Sun, Jun 07, 2009 - 10:36 am

I completely agree, and angie stone is such an attractive woman, with alot going for her, to be honest from what i hear he is a great musician but not much of a person, let it be known though to not generalise max pierre, not all the pretty girls like hoppin on dick. Ive heard this story many times about the woman who launches the mans career, it sucks.

gravatar iconAbove- Sun, Jun 07, 2009 - 8:32 pm

I haven’t heard the stories of women starting mens careers. I have heard the stories of women living off the mans careers though.

gravatar iconLa Sirene- Sat, Jul 04, 2009 - 1:28 pm

This comment is for Max Pierre Jerome, not all slim attractive women are club hoppers. It is obvious that D’Angelo and Ms Stone were soul mates. There is a definite kismet when two minds and spirits collide. She said they became a relpica of one another. There was no reference made to her size or her looks on D’Angelo’s part.
As for the author’s sarcastic reference about her weight, yes that was SHALLOW. But it was just as SHALLOW for you to make a hasty generalization about slimmer women.
 
I do not believe however she should take the credit for Smokey Robinson’s ‘Cruisin.” I also beleive that she should have made more of an effort in “Celebrity Fit Club.” Although it is wonderful when women of color in ALL sizes celebrate their curves, nevertheless keep in mind, we are also at high- risk of Diabetes, High Blood Pressure/Hypertension,High Cholesterol, and Heart Disease (The #1 killer of women)......

gravatar iconLa Sirene- Sat, Jul 04, 2009 - 1:34 pm

This comment is for Max Pierre Jerome, not all slim attractive women are club hoppers. It is obvious that D’Angelo and Ms Stone were soul mates. There is a definite kismet when two minds and spirits collide. She said they became a replica of one another. There was no reference made to her size or her looks on D’Angelo’s part.
As for the author’s sarcastic reference about her weight, yes that was SHALLOW. But it was just as SHALLOW for you to make a hasty generalization about slimmer women.
 
I do not believe however she should take the credit for Smokey Robinson’s ‘Cruisin.” I also believe that she should have made more of an effort in “Celebrity Fit Club.” Although it is wonderful when women of color in ALL sizes celebrate their curves, nevertheless keep in mind, we are also at high- risk of Diabetes, High Blood Pressure/Hypertension,High Cholesterol, and Heart Disease (The #1 killer of women)......

gravatar iconthickngladaboutit!- Fri, Aug 20, 2010 - 3:32 pm

Umm Max Pierre u not helping anything to say what you did LOL as if to say pretty women are not big women and they will have your back or that the “pretty” women are all out for something. Truth is Angie Stone is just as pretty a woman as the women the world feels is good enough for D’Angelo.

I wouldn’t say I look like Angie but we mos def fall into the same category size and complexion wise and I’ve never had an issue of guys finding me attractive yet I whole heartedly understand what she’d dealt with being with him because of others that either don’t think our types are pretty at all or pretty enough for that status.

So Angie is a beautiful female, just different from what others think acceptable, just like Serena when her and Common were together also. Where as Tiny, she’s just not the most beautiful in the face and even her looks have grown on me.
Plus it just makes you think why is looks so important to people that they will mess up relationships on the count of what they feel don’t fit, it’s crazy.

gravatar iconluvluv- Tue, Oct 12, 2010 - 10:30 am

Well how do I set the record straight, Max Pierre I wish I could give you the woopen your parents didn’t give you, because respect should always be in order whether in the industry or not. Your not God! Tell me what human have you made lately or ever for that fact? None you arrogant, self-righteous, prick! It’s obvious this is how you get ya rocks off but like everything else it will be short lived cause what goes up will come down. Everyone who knows you & sees what you do don’t and won’t ever trust you cause you use being “mean” to make money and may turn on them whenever so inclined! Max Pierre not a good place to be…
Cheers to Angie & D’Angelo and the fruit of there relationship there beautiful son! Ciao!

gravatar iconQui-Qui- Tue, Nov 02, 2010 - 8:31 pm

I am a big and beautiful black woman who
does not have highblood pressure,
heart disease are any other forms of
Life threatening illnesses thank GOD,
(all of which a thin woman can have
sweetie).  But to get to the bottom line,
both Angie and Tiny are lovely women
inside and out.  They know that what is
most important in life isn’t what some
envious narrow-minded people think of
them.  It’s all about your love of GOD,
your love of self and your love of family. 
So you see it matters not what any of you
Think, as long as they have those 3 things
They can only continue to glow. 

gravatar iconkeke - Wed, Apr 13, 2011 - 1:26 am

SHE IS ANGIE B DUH !!!

gravatar iconSatchell- Tue, Jun 28, 2011 - 6:53 am

I was really cnofseud, and this answered all my questions.

gravatar iconkc- Thu, Jul 05, 2012 - 4:12 am

Can’t believe these two had a baby together.I looked for pics,but found nothing.It would be nice to see some pics.

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