Posts Tagged: Erykah Badu

Southern Girl: Beyoncé, Badu, and Southern Black Womanhood

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None of the imagery of Lemonade is foreign to those of us who grew up in the South or who have Southern roots. ...more

Prince, We Miss You

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This has been a difficult year for our musical heroes. The loss of Prince has the world mourning, once again, an artist whose work gave listeners the strength and permission to be as different, exceptional, and free as they wished. It’s a lot to handle, especially following so soon after Bowie’s passing.

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Erykah Badu’s One-Human Show

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Live Nudity: Meditate on Deez, Erykah Badu’s one-human show, has premiered at the Naomi Bruton Main Stage at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Dallas (Badu’s hometown). Okayplayer has an exclusive on the event and as far as we can tell, it involves improv, hand puppets, Badu being incredible, and meditations on racial politics today.

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Surf Out in Time for Your Next BBQ

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In case you missed it, Chance the Rapper and his band The Social Experiment collaborated with Donnie Trumpet to release their joint LP Surf last week and, well, it’s pretty great. And it’s free. The album could be the “most anxiously awaited record of the year” according to okayplayer, and we can see why: from track to track, instrumental oceanscapes give way to the best kind of fantasy beach party vibes, and guest appearances from Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monáe, Big Sean, and Jeremih add their formidable voices without overtaking the album’s overall sound.

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