Erykah Badu Releases Insane Mixtape, ‘+++BEATS BEES LIKE FOR B-BOYS AND B-GIRLS+++’
Featuring Thundercat, Sun Ra, and Hiatus Kaiyote
Bow down, for Erykah Badu, a.k.a. DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, has shared a squealing, squalling, sprawling 30-minute mixtape. Originally premiered on Zane Lowe’s (or Zane Lo, as she lists him on the release’s Mixcloud) Beats 1 show in November prior to dropping But You Caint Use My Phone, +++BEATS BEES LIKE
FOR B-BOYS AND B-GIRLS+++ is “A FEEL GOOD HIGH FREAQ MIX,” Badu writes in the description. It is indeed freaky, with blood-curdling saxophones and wayward drum smashes clattering between DJ Lo Down’s breathy incantations. Listen to the mixtape below, which also features jazz legends Thundercat and Sun Ra.