Happy Bornday Erykah Badu

47 years ago, February 26, 1971 to be exact, a star was born. Though she was indeed brilliant, twinkling against the backdrop of a perfectly black void is what made her stand out even more.  At the zenith of the gangster R&B singer, before the short-lived rebirth of soul was fully economized, Erykah Badu came along with the flow that was new like babys breath, but old like great grandmoms secret biscuit recipe.

From that time on, she has always had a penchant for singing in a manner that elicits emotions and commotions within that even the bearer herself couldnt possibly have imagined, could she? A pocket-sized force of nature, a living moon, and raging ocean, Badu is all that and then even more.

Through the outfits, the relationships, the controversial statements and wild outfits, Erykah Badu is still in a class all by her lonesome.  Incorporating elements of ’70s funk, ’80s Hip-Hop and sprinkling them with production from some of the most soulful savants, Badus lane can be traversed by none but her.  

Happy Birthday Erykah Badu, a living musical link between the distant the distant then, and the contemporary now. 

To honor her, weve included some of our favorite Badu songs and videos for your enjoyment.

Next Life Time

Erykah Badu – Next lifetime

good musik

Afro Blue

Erykah Badu – Afro Blue

BADU Retrospective 1997-2012 Robert Glasper’s Experiment Black Radio Project Afro Blue

Back in the Day

Erykah Badu- Back in the day

one of her best jams


Erykah Badu – Hello (Ft. Andre 3000)

Erykah Badu – Hello (Ft. Andre 3000) From the: Erykah Badu – But You Caint Use My Phone (Mixtape) 2015.

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