Can I just say Maxwell is one of the coolest cats around? I loved him when he performed an Al Green tribute at the 2008 BET Awards. For those few minutes while he was on stage, I forgave BET for all their transgressions. Seriously. His performance, his suit, his cool shades, the shoes, the haircut. He was dope boy fresh, for real. He recently performed This Woman’s Work and I thought I would share the youtube clip. I hope he really comes out with an album soon. All I know is that he likes to lurk on his MySpace account a lot. Otherwise, he keeps a low profile.
Also, D’Angelo is one of my favorite soul brothers who has been MIA. Read this great article in SPIN about the details behind his low profile/issues. It also sheds a little light on Maxwell’s absence as well.