Posts Tagged: Erykah Badu

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Franklin James Fisher’s “Rhoda”

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I have to work to get the sounds, but then the magic kicks in.

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A Subtle Mocking from the Roots

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Jimmy Fallon might not have challenged Trump much during the presidential nominee’s recent appearance on The Tonight Show, but the Roots got in a pretty great dig of their own as the man in the famous toupé crossed the stage. The group played Erykah Badu’s song “20 Feet Tall,” Consequence of Sound reports, with Black Thought rapping the pointed lyrics: “And […]

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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.

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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. But as with Bowie, celebration […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Song of the Day: “Nakamarra feat. Q-Tip”

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It’s rare—and usually a good sign—when a debut album is met with acclaim from such well-respected hip hop names as Questlove, Erykah Badu, and Q-Tip. So it goes with Hiatus Kaiyote, the “future soul” group from down under, fronted by the stylishly mesmerizing Nai Palm. The “enigmatic” vocalist names among her influences Bjork, Billie Holiday, Stevie Wonder, […]

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