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-'''D'Angelo''' (born '''Michael Eugene Archer''', [[February 11]], [[1974]]), is a [[Grammy Award]] winning [[United States|American]] [[soul music|soul]] [[singer]], [[pianist]], [[guitarist]], [[songwriter]], and [[record producer]]. D'Angelo is known for his production and songwriting talents as much as for his vocal abilities, and often draws comparisons to his influences, [[Marvin Gaye]], and [[Prince (musician)|Prince]]. He has himself influenced the sound of modern [[Contemporary R&B|R&B]], particularly neo-soul. D'Angelo has a son named Michael by former girlfriend R&B singer [[Angie Stone]]. Rock critic [[Robert Christgau]] has described him as "R&B Jesus".+'''Robert Christgau''' (born [[April 18]], [[1942]]), is an [[United States|American]] [[essayist]], [[music journalism|music journalist]], and the self-declared "Dean of American [[rock critic|Rock Critics]]".<ref name="Rosen">Jody Rosen, [http://www.slate.com/id/2148997 X-ed Out: The Village Voice fires a famous music critic], ''Slate'', [[September 5]] [[2006]]. Retrieved on [[15 October]] [[2006]].</ref> In print, his name is sometimes abbreviated as ''Xgau''.
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Robert Christgau (born April 18, 1942), is an American essayist, music journalist, and the self-declared "Dean of American Rock Critics".<ref name="Rosen">Jody Rosen, X-ed Out: The Village Voice fires a famous music critic, Slate, September 5 2006. Retrieved on 15 October 2006.</ref> In print, his name is sometimes abbreviated as Xgau.



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