Erykah Badu

New Music: Travis Porter – ‘Bag Lady’ (Erykah Badu Remix)

Travis Porter

Travis Porter caters to the ladies on their remix to Erykah Badu’s 2000 hit “Bag Lady.” The hip-hop trio—Ali, Quez, and Strap—spoil their girls with designer labels and in return, they reap the rewards. “Good chemistry, we got that/ The sex so good that she bite back,” they rap. Sometimes you gotta give to receive.

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Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, & Erykah Badu Celebrate Women at ‘Black Girls Rock!’

Mary J. Blige

Music’s biggest voices saluted black women in business, politics, entertainment, sports, and community service at BET’s second annual “Black Girls Rock!” event, honoring Angela Davis, Shirley Caesar, Taraji P. Henson, Tatyana Ali, and more.

Erykah Badu kicked off the festivities by beat-boxing and adding her own instrumentation to “Appletree.” Melanie Fiona showed off her powerful pipes with her new song “This Time,” newcomer Elle Varner stepped into the spotlight with “Only Wanna Give It to You,” and Estelle said “Thank You” with her Akon-penned single.

Soul diva Jill Scott delivered a spoken word performance of “Womanifesto” and empowered her fellow ladies with “Hate on Me.” And Mary J. Blige closed out the inspiring evening with “Just Fine” and “My Life.”

Get lifted with the ladies of R&B by watching the performances below.

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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.

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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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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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.

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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