Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Erykah Badu & More Tapped For "God & Hip Hop" Concert
(AllHipHop News) The Builder’s Build Group and the Nation of Gods & Earths present the first annual the “God & Hip Hop Concert.” The showcase is part of the 3 day event known as The God & Hip Hop Weekend taking place October 3-5.
The NOGE, aka the 5% Nation, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. In honor of that milestone, the Gods are focusing on offering the word life to counter the death they now see being promoted in Hip Hop music.
Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Brand Nubian, and more will bless the mic at NYC’s Apollo Theater for the God & Hip Hop Concert. Erykah Badu will serve as co-host for the evening. DJ Kay Slay will be on hand as well.
Besides the star-studded concert, the God & Hip Hop Weekend will also feature panel discussions, a town hall meeting, new artist showcase, a family day, and VIP Power 50 dinner.
1ST HAIGHT ST. MUSIC AND MERCHANTS STREET FESTIVAL
Erykah Badu at the 1st Haight St. Music and Merchants Street Festival on September 7, 2014 in San Francisco.
black-scale.com: Various artists came to the bay and performed including Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, IAMSU, HBK, Curtis Williams, Audio Push, and many more. With all of Haight St. closed off for the festival, the whole city came out to support and hangout on the block. The inaugural festival was put on by Black Scale, Diamond Supply Co., Pink Dolphin, and Derby SF, and the turn out was amazing.
Other than the music performances, the Haight St. Festival had a pro skate demo, art displays, restaurant specials, and even a Children’s alley with jumpers and various activities for the kids. Coinciding with the block party, Stussy opened up their pop-up store at True SF, Pink Dolphin collaborated with Kool John, and Black Scale collaborated with Stussy for a limited tee shirt release that sold out rapidly.
Overall, the festival was a great time and and we look forward to the years to come. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported.
Childish Gambino & Erykah Badu
Stop Everything & Check Out Erykah Badu's Odd & Awesome Vines
globalgrind.com: Erykah Badu is basically a unicorn placed here on earth to steal our hearts and souls with her beautiful voice, piercing green eyes, and voluptuous lady lumps. And we’re not complaining.
If you would’ve asked us 10 years ago whether we thought Erykah Badu would participate in social media shenanigans, we would’ve said “hell to the nah” faster than Whitney Houston (RIP Whit). But surprisingly, Erykah Badu is very present and very funny on social media.
When she’s not crashing live news broadcastings, Erykah Badu’s posting hilarious Vines under the alias of “Manuela Maria Mexico.” Don’t ask us why her Vine name is Manuela Maria Mexico, because we don’t know, but we know that Erykah’s life seems like the best thing ever. Oh, and her kids are awesome.
Here are all the reasons why we love Erykah Badu’s Vine…
She does magic tricks with her kids.
She says weird shit like this.
Click here to see more.
Erykah in September 2014 issue of D Magazine
Volume 41 # 9
S. DALLAS Texas
Native / Choctaw
Original Bamaleke tribe
Grass Field Cameroonian
Descendant Cotton Picker
Started from the Bottom
In theees Grimey streets
Up at MLK REC
JIMS Car Wash
Deep Ellum Blues
Booker T. Washington
Oh and I see you
Brian Bolke (my brother)
Dallas is my Heart.
Both Grand Mothers
alive to see it ..
I work for them.
Erykah featured in September issue of InStyle magazine
Oooooh.. Honored to be featured in Sept. Issue of
IN STYLE mag.
Don't care to much about Fashion...
but if you got your own Style come fck wit me..
'Mama's Gun' Gets Reissued on 180-Gram Vinyl
theboombox.com: If you’ve misplaced your copy of Erykah Badu‘s ‘Mama’s Gun,’ don’t worry because you can get a new copy of her critically acclaimed album in a fancy vinyl treatment.
Tackling issues such as self-esteem, relationship dynamics and social issues like police brutality, the album, which includes ‘Bag Lady,’ seems as relevant today as it was when Badu released it on Nov. 21, 2000. So it only makes sense that over a deacade later, the album would be honored with a 180-gram vinyl reissue.
Originally released on July 21, the sepecial edition LP includes the original cover art formatted into a gatefold sleeve that’s complete with the liner notes insert and two 180-gram vinyl LPs. The first 1000 copies have been numbered and will include one red and one gold vinyl.
Head over to MusicVinyl.com to find out where you can grab your copy of this special edition reissue.
(((Josua Tree Meditation)))
(((Josua Tree Meditation)))
by E. Badu
In the Mojave Desert in my lil House.
There are no mirrors here.
I can create high freaq
music in solitude.
Listen. . .
((((All Expanding )))
Will Keep it natural.
Will Keep it honest.
Will Keep it fearless.
Lots of SAGE and Sweet Grass to burn. . .
Lots about myself to learn.
PEACE AND FREAQs
I shot my
DIDNT CHA KNOW vid here
In 1999 for MAMAS GUN.
Erykah at WinStar World Casino (concert review)
blogs.dallasobserver.com: From Oak Cliff to just over the Oklahoma border to WinStar World Casino it's just about 80 miles, roughly 90 minutes if you get lucky and there's no traffic. From Dallas proper it's an hour and from Denton it's just a shade over a half hour. This explains why more then 3,100 people made it to the casino's event center to watch Dallas born and internet and critical darling Erykah Badu perform last Saturday night.
It's been 17 years since Badu set the music world on fire with Baduizm, 14 since she was the only thing worth a damn in Blues Brothers 2000, 10 since she was in Dave Chappelle's Block Party, and just 16 days since she hijacked a new broadcast in New York and went viral. In short she's had a hell of a career, the type of career that raises you to legend status, the type of status that leads you to being able to take over a 3,500 capacity venue at a casino and have no issue almost selling it out. Read more