Posts tagged "erykah badu"

The Roots Picnic 2015 Lineup: Erykah Badu, A$AP Rocky, the Weeknd, and More

Every year, Philadelphia native sons the Roots return to the City of Brotherly Love for their star-studded Roots Picnic, which'll be held on May 30…
By: Brennan Carley / March 10, 2015

Adult Swim’s ‘Black Dynamite’ Plans Police Brutality Musical With Tyler, the Creator, Erykah Badu

Over the course of its two seasons, Adult Swim's blaxploitation parody Black Dynamite has occasionally enlisted some pretty special guests (including an inspired…
By: Colin Joyce / December 21, 2014

Watch Chance the Rapper Play Bob Marley on Adult Swim’s ‘Black Dynamite’

Aside from palling around with Madonna and finishing up his new LP, avowed cartoon fan Chance the Rapper is also apparently starting…
By: Colin Joyce / November 9, 2014

Watch Erykah Badu Halfheartedly Busk on a New York City Street

In the past few years, Erykah Badu has slowly turned into the wacky aunt who you love to see on holidays—who also sends you…
By: Brennan Carley / October 15, 2014

Kid Cudi Reportedly Berates Crowd, Storms Offstage at OutKast Festival

OutKast's marathon reunion tour still has to roll on through a couple of music festivals in the coming weeks, but this past weekend,…
By: Colin Joyce / September 29, 2014

Watch Erykah Badu Interrupt NYC News Broadcast, Try to Kiss Reporter

Part of Erykah Badu's appeal has always been her willingness to get weird with her high-concept studio records. Over the weekend, Badu brought her…
By: Colin Joyce / June 30, 2014

Dave Chappelle Enlists the Roots, Janelle Monae for New York Comeback

Dave Chappelle's return to standup has been pretty low-key, one widely publicized incident aside, and now we know he was working up to something big.
By: Marc Hogan / May 28, 2014

SXSW 2014: The Five Best Things We Saw Saturday

We are sleep-deprived. Everything we own is dirty. And we have not seen a vegetable for days. But SPIN's SXSW team also witnessed a bewildering…
By: SPIN Staff / March 16, 2014

The 40 Best Albums of 2008

Change! Crisis! Hope! Meltdown! You betcha! The past 366 days (happy belated leap year!) have been such a roller-coaster ride of apocalyptic dread and yes-we-ca…
By: SPIN Staff / February 27, 2014

Does Janelle Monae Dream of Electric Sheep?

There's something inscrutable about Janelle Monáe. Speaking with the 27-year-old, Kansas City-born musician, it can be difficult working out whether her intense self-assuredne…
By: Anupa Mistry / September 5, 2013

Hear Janelle Monae Funk With Prince and Solange on Full ‘The Electric Lady’ Stream

Janelle Monáe is streaming her entire new album The Electric Lady a week early. Due September 10 via Bad Boy/Wondaland, the 19-track set features collaboratio…
By: Chris Martins / September 3, 2013

Janelle Monae’s ‘Electric Lady’ Stacks Prince, Erykah Badu, Miguel, and Solange

Janelle Monae has been teasing The Electric Lady, the follow-up to her stellar 2010 debut album The ArchAndroid since 2011, when the singer said that "84.799 percent of…
By: SPIN Staff / August 9, 2013

Governors Ball 2013: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Friday's marathon downpour threatened to bury all the Governors Ball headlines in a pit of mud and sweat, but Kanye West elevated the filthy proceeding…
By: SPIN Staff / June 10, 2013

Governors Ball 2013: The 15 Best Things We Saw

Although Saturday and Sunday of New York City's third annual Governors Ball had some of the biggest draws — Kanye West, Guns N' Roses, the…
By: Nick Murray / June 10, 2013

See Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu Escape Their Space-Shackles in ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’

Late last month, we heard the first taste of Janelle Monáe's second album — The Electric Lady, due out this fall — and it was hardly…
By: Chris Martins / May 2, 2013

Erykah Badu Promises Soulquarians’ Return, Remembers Dilla at RBMA

Last night at Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Heights, the elusive Erykah Badu spoke in detail about her career for roughly an hour as part of…
By: Jordan Sargent / May 1, 2013

Watch Erykah Badu and Robert Glasper Debut Jazzy ‘Afro Blue’

One of the great things about South By Southwest is the convergence of every corner of the music world encourages collaborative performances between artists that…
By: Jordan Sargent / April 3, 2013

Rap Release of the Week: Robert Glasper’s ‘Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP’

Robert Glasper's 2007 album, In My Element, was released at the same time as jazz crank Wynton Marsalis' response to hip-hop's perceived decadence, From the…
By: Brandon Soderberg / October 11, 2012

Hear Flying Lotus’ Erykah Badu-izm’d ‘See Thru to U’

Mystics gotta stick together. The cerebral, exploratory nature of Flying Lotus' beatmaking might help explain why Radiohead's Thom Yorke is reprising his guest appearance from…
By: Marc Hogan / August 16, 2012

Wayne Coyne Unsurprisingly Has Something to Say About Erykah Badu Dust-Up

What's teetering towards a less controversial finish: Pacquiao vs. Bradley or Coyne vs. Badu? After the Flaming Lips frontman and Twitter letch tweeted…
By: Kory Grow / June 11, 2012
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