Erykah Badu

Oct
14
Video: Erykah Badu – ‘Out My Mind, Just in Time (Movement II)’

Erykah Badu serves up a sequel to her video for “Out My Mind, Just in Time,” a cut off last year’s album New Amerykah Part Two. The soulstress directs and stars in the black-and-white visuals, rolling around on the floor as the camera locks in on her.

Oct
11
Erykah Badu and The Roots Perform with Yo Gabba Gabba! on ‘Late Night’ [Video]

Erykah Badu

Jimmy Fallon threw a “Late Night” party and invited a colorful cast of characters. Nick Jr.’s Yo Gabba Gabba! debuted “We’re Gonna Party Today” with some help from The Roots, Erykah Badu, Biz Markie, Bootsy Collins, and more. DJ Lance Rock kicked off the festivities with a dedication to the late Sugar Hill Records founder Sylvia Robinson. Ms. Badu rocked an Afro and futuristic attire as she boogied down to the funky sounds. Can you dig it?

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Sep
4
Lauryn Hill Brings Out Kids, Pras at Rock the Bells Festival

Lauryn Hill and kids

It was a family affair as the normally private Lauryn Hill brought five of her six kids onstage with her at the Rock the Bells Festival on Governors Island in New York on Saturday (Sept. 3). The children, ranging in age from three to 14, joined their mother as she closed the hip-hop fest, performing her classic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in its entirety.

She also surprised the crowd by reuniting with her fellow Fugee Pras for the first time in years. “Just got off the stage with Miss Lauryn Hill we rock the stage on rock the bells, clef where you at?” tweeted Pras.

Ms. Hill wasn’t the only mom on the bill. Erykah Badu rocked the mic with material from her debut Baduizm and was photographed backstage with her young son. The day-long festivities also included sets from Nas, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, The RZA, and others.

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May
27
Video: Erykah Badu – ‘Out My Mind, Just in Time’

A year after releasing New Amerykah Part Two, Erykah Badu gives us one more video for “Out My Mind, Just in Time.” Miss Badu keeps the visuals simple, expressing her lyrics as she dances alone in a dark room.

Catch Erykah performing select dates on the Rock the Bells 2011 Festival this summer, along with Lauryn Hill, Nas, and Black Star.

Apr
17
Erykah Badu Soothes Souls at Coachella

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu spread peace, love, and happiness on Day 2 of Coachella. After a slight delay, the neo-soul songstress hit the main stage in a sheer shall, rolled up overalls, gold accessories, and a black hat. She opened with “20 Feet Tall” from her latest album New Amerykah Part Two, performing crowd favorites like “Appletree” and her mainstay “On and On.”

But like Cee Lo Green before her, Erykah’s set ended abruptly when her microphone was cut due to her tardiness. She politely smiled, then tossed the mic head into the audience to express her disappointment.

Odd Future, including superfan Tyler, the Creator, and Wynter Gordon were spotted soaking up the sounds of Ms. Badu.

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Mar
19
Odd Future, Erykah Badu Start a Riot at SXSW

Erykah Badu and Tyler, the Creator

West Coast collective Odd Future stole the show at the Fader Fort during the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, on Friday (March 18). The raucous crew performed cuts from their respective releases including leader Tyler, the Creator’s single “Yonkers,” rocking ski masks over their faces and prompting the crowd to chant “Golf Wang” as they stage dove into the audience.

The up-and-comers shared the stage with Erykah Badu, who played the drums with indie duo Matt & Kim, who inspired her controversial “Window Seat” video. The overall-clad soulstress posed for a picture backstage with Tyler. “I Fu**ing Love Her,” he previously tweeted about Badu.

If you weren’t brave enough to be at the show, watch clips from Odd Future’s riotous performance below.

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Feb
9
Video: Erykah Badu – ‘Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long’

Erykah Badu glides through a futuristic factory in the video for “Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long,” a cut off her recent release New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh. In the Flying Lotus-directed clip, the soul singer moves through a blueprint-like setting where panels showing the eccentric songstress glide past the camera. Take a journey into tomorrow by watching the trippy new video.