Janelle Monáe looks like a futuristic android on the cover art for The Electric Lady, her forthcoming album due out on September 10th.
Some of the most talented people to ever grip a mic are featured on the LP, including Prince, Miguel and Erykah Badu. Solange and Esperanza Spalding are the other two guests. Read More
Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu provide a visual accompaniment for their “Q.U.E.E.N.” experience. The Electric Lady is due out later this year. Read More
Eccentric soul queens Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu teamed up for the ArchAndroid’s new experience, “Q.U.E.E.N.” The groovy number boasts Prince-inspired synths and a funky bassline. “Q.U.E.E.N.” is housed on Janelle’s forthcoming suite, The Electric Lady. Read More
Last night, BET aired the pre-recorded 2013 BET Honors ceremony. Gabrielle Union hosted the event, which paid tribute to Halle Berry, T.D. Jakes, Chaka Khan and Lisa Leslie. Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, Brandy, Ledisi and Mint Condition were among the performers. Read More
High-profile performances from your favorite pop stars are imminent. The Grammys have confirmed that Rihanna, fun., Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons and The Black Keys are among the performers that will hit the stage at the 55th ceremony on February 10th. LL Cool J is hosting.
Beyoncé has been tapped to perform patriotic songs at President Obama’s second inauguration on January 21st. In 2009, the Pop diva delivered an emotional rendition of Etta James’ “At Last” for President Obama’s first dance. James Taylor and Ron Paul supporter Kelly Clarkson will also perform. Read More
Last we heard from Erykah Badu, she was distancing herself from the disturbing visual herself and the Flaming Lips thrust upon us. Now she’s making complex balls of confusion with experimental producer, Flying Lotus. “See Thru To U” is the product, and it’s not for the average music listener. The record can be found on Until the Quiet Comes, due out October 1st/2nd (Idk). Read More
Erykah Badu is known for poetic lyrics, distinct sound and cerebral approach to music. Seemingly everything she does is thought-provoking and innovative. Fans of her work were left in dismay after watching her latest visual for “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” a spacey Roberta Flack cover crafted by The Flaming Lips.
Erykah saw the video and immediately expressed her disapproval. Wayne Coyne (of The Flaming Lips) followed by sarcastically announcing Badu had nothing to do with the production or concept of the video.
To all the haters who think Erykah Badu has lost her mind!!! She has NOT!!! The Flaming Lips take full responsibility. For the making of and the content of the controversial video !!! We are very sorry if it has offended some of Erykah Badu’s more conservative audience! The video was intended for mature audiences and is NOT an Erykah Badu statement.. It is a Flaming Lips video!!!
Erykah was so vexed by his tone, she penned an open letter to him and posted it on her Facebook. In the letter, she claims she never approved the video and expected a more artistic approach concept with the finished product. Read More
Very few recording artists of the ‘90s have survived the digital evolution. Erykah Badu is one artist whose career has survived the test of time. In an interview with GQ, Erykah discussed her roots as a singer, history with Steve Harvey and more.
When I was 23 or 24, I was rapping and emceeing a lot with Free, but I was also working at Steve Harvey’s comedy house. He was my boss—the best boss ever. Funny, generous, considerate, and he knew I was an artist. Read More