rollingout.com: There is an urban legend that suggests that Erykah Badu has the power to mesmerize anyone who stares into her eyes for too long. Allegedly, it’s the same power that caused André 3000 and Common to switch up their respective styles after dating Badu.
Although there isn’t much substantial evidence to support this urban legend, there is proof that she has the ability mesmerize an audience with her performance.
Badu served as the headlining act for the 2015 Funk Fest at Wolf Creek Amphitheatre in Atlanta. Shortly after 10:30 p.m., Badu took the stage, her natural hair was free-flowing, a reflective visor covered her eyes, and a lit incense hung from her lips. The capacity crowd at Funk Fest was witnessing Baduizm at its finest and were captivated before she ever mumbled a word.
Badu and her band hit the stage and opened with the self-assuring “20 Feet Tall” before going into the heartbreak melody “Out My Mind, Just in Time.” She picked up the pace by performing her breakout hit, “On and On” and placed an emphasis on the lyric, “What good do your words do if they don’t understand you, don’t go talkin’ that s— Badu, Badu.” But on this night, everyone in attendance understood Badu and were willing to follow her on the journey.Read more.
Grammy Award-winning neo-soul musician Erykah Badu will grace the Miller Auditorium stage for a one night only performance. Don’t miss this talented songstress in concert on Friday, July 10 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale Wednesday, May 13 at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, by phone at (800) 228-9858 or (269) 387-2300 and online.
Erykah Badu comes to Miller Auditorium on Friday, July 10 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets range from $58-$120 and are on sale beginning Wednesday, May 13 online, by phone at (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.
(AllHipHop News) Jay Z and the rest of the new owners of Tidal promised the streaming service will offer exclusive content. Users can now watch director Jeymes Samuel’s They Die By Dawn exclusively on the platform.
The 50-minute film is based on real life stories of African-American cowboys and cowgirls. The all-star cast includes Michael K. Williams, Rosario Dawson, Erykah Badu, Giancarlo Esposito, Jesse Williams, Nate Parker, Isaiah Washington, Bokeem Woodbine and Harry Lennix. Read more.
Stream They Die By Dawn exclusively on Tidal. Watch the trailer below.
First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.
Obama was not among the honorees at Saturday night's festivities, held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. That distinction went to actress Jada Pinkett Smith, singer Erykah Badu - wearing Donna Karan Spring 2015 coat, actress Cicely Tyson, Selma director Ava DuVernay, educator Nadia Lopez and Dr. Helene D. Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA, a humanitarian organization. Read more.