Humpday Hymn: D’Angelo – “Sometimes It Snows In April” (Live Prince Cover)

At the 5 minute mark of this video is the start of the 3rd verse in this Prince classic. It’s also when it all came crashing down in a brief overwhelming moment. D’Angelo and Questlove have always shared a deep affinity for Prince’s friendship, general ridiculousness, and mostly his music.
Knowing that Questo’s in the same room watching him sing “maybe he’s found another friend” is enough to break any man or woman but, D held it together to finish the ballad with help from Princess (Maya Rudolph apparently???). I can’t imagine how heavy it was to perform an ode Prince wrote to a friend gone too soon in April almost 30 years later as Prince’s friend, Prince now being that friend. It was a hell of a palpable sight to see and here even on a screen.

P.s.
Last night, I mistakenly posted the day’s selection AFTER watching this. My concentration was questionable. You now have a double shot of #HumpdayHymn

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Super Mario Bros Turns 30 Today, And He’s Gone Crazy. WATCH

Aw, man! This is definitely the first game I remember crushing on my brother’s bootleg chinese version of the Nintendo console in South Africa right here. Here’s a fun fact from Fortune you might have not known, sorta like my brother didn’t know it was me who poured water on the console to “fix it” all those years back. (COME AT ME, BRO!):

Super Mario Bros. wasn’t the first game to feature Mario. He technically was born in 1981 in the Donkey Kong arcade game. But at the time, he was only known as “Jump Man”—and his iconic moves were rudimentary. It was Super Mario Bros. that gave him an identity and made him an icon. To date, the character has appeared in over 200 games, according to Nintendo.

I just don’t remember Mario being this violent. Guess he finally got tired of being hoodwinked by princess facades. I feel ya, brotha:

Luigi… Get yo boy.