That time Prince was your rhythm guitarist
Posted by Susan on 22-04-2016


REMIX OF THRU IT ALL by WINTERTIME
CommentPosted by Susan on 21-04-2016

 
REMIX OF THRU IT ALL by WINTERTIME (u bout to blow up boi)?
produced by WINTERTIME
touched/ engineered by ZACH WITNESS
HAPPY 4/20
"this that real ninja shit."
 


THE FADER - Only In Badu World
CommentPosted by Susan on 21-04-2016

Erykah Badu is a soul singer, midwife-in-training, and the co-owner of a new production company. On the eve of her 45th birthday, she opens the doors to her orchestrated life.
Story by Vinson Cunningham 
Photography by Jody Rogac 
 
Erykah Badu’s house—surrounded by tall trees and mounds of soft, unkempt grass; the window trims painted in a neon yellow that brings to mind some architect’s eyeglass frames—sits close to the shore of White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. Wind chimes drone outside in an irregular breeze. Inside, tracks from John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band play from a series of invisible speakers that blanket the whole place in sound.
 
As we sit across from one another in her living room, Badu tells me that the speakers were the first thing she bought when she moved here in 1997, the same year she released her debut album, Baduizm. In the intervening years, as she grew into one of soul music’s foremost visionaries—not just a singer or songwriter, but a producer in the broadest, most creatively generative sense—she has filled the house, piece by piece, with art and the means to create it. Read the whole story.
 
   
 
The April/May 2016 issue hits newsstands on May 10, 2016.


Godmother of Soul
CommentPosted by Susan on 18-04-2016

newyorker.com: When Erykah Badu told Zach Witness, an unheralded producer from East Dallas, that she might like to come to his home studio and work on some music, he didn’t dare believe her. Badu, who is forty-five, has lived in Dallas all her life. But she spends a considerable part of every year on the road, as has been her custom since 1997, when she released her début album, “Baduizm,” which sold millions of copies, earned her a pair of Grammys, and made her one of the most celebrated soul singers of the modern era. The word people used back then was “neo-soul,” but nowadays it seems appropriate to omit the “neo”—not because her music has grown more old-fashioned but because it has grown harder to categorize, and maybe even easier to enjoy. Read more.


Black Girls Rock! 2016
CommentPosted by Susan on 17-04-2016

Erykah Badu presents an award during the Black Girls Rock! 2016 show at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on April 1, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey.

   


Erykah Badu Surprises Students at NEWARK High School
CommentPosted by Susan on 12-04-2016

In 2014 Erykah Badu teamed up with Dream Directors from the Future Project to deliver a meaningful surprise during lunch time. Here's the video. 

www.thefutureproject.org


DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown AKA Erykah Badu at Brooklyn Bowl
Posted by Susan on 31-03-2016

Saturday, April 2 at 11:59 PM in EDT
 
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11249
 

Twitter photo update
CommentPosted by Susan on 25-03-2016

   


Erykah Badu @ SXSW 2016
CommentPosted by Susan on 19-03-2016


Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, KING Appear On Miles Davis Tribute Album
CommentPosted by Susan on 10-03-2016

Miles Ahead — the Miles Davis biopic which Don Cheadle, wrote, directed, and stars in — is quickly approaching its release on 4/1. The original motion picture soundtrack is out the same day, but Robert Glasper is taking the jazz legend’s music a step further than the soundtrack with the announcement of Everything’s Beautiful, an album of “reimagined interpretations” of Miles Davis tunes. The album features Erykah Badu, KING, Stevie Wonder, Hiatus Kaiyote, Bilal, Phonte, Illa J, and John Scofield (a guitarist from Davis’ band), among others. The album will be out 5/27, the day after Davis’ 90th birthday, and features the same 11 tracks from the original soundtrack spanning from 1956 to 1981, but each artist brings their own sensibilities along with their contributions to pay homage to the late great jazz pioneer.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY
CommentPosted by Susan on 26-02-2016


Behind the Scenes at Erykah Badu's Styling Debut
CommentPosted by Susan on 15-02-2016

   

nymag.com: Erykah Badu is on the ground, winding a strip of masking tape around a model’s ankle, fusing his black Palladium boots to his baggy pants. Anyone who doubted the hands-on quality of the musician's first-ever runway styling gig should be silenced by that sight — or that of her teasing out a model’s forelock under his conductor’s hat. She futzes until she’s satisfied, then she says, in that warm, recognizable voice, “I love that. I love it.”

Badu has styled editorial spreads before, but the Pyer Moss show is her first Fashion Week gig. How did she link up with the label's designer Kerby Jean-Raymond? “Well, Kerby tells the story better than I do,” she says quietly, tucked onto a couch at Milk Studios, wearing an oversize denim coat, round sunglasses, and a naval-looking hat with an orange pin that reads “LSD” and a yellow pin that reads “ACID.” Read more.

Watch videos from the show here.


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