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Erykah Badu Curates New Volume in Fela Kuti Box Set Series

Erykah Badu is compiling a box set of her favorite albums by pioneering Afrobeat saxophonist, keyboardist, and bandleader Fela Kuti. Badu's collection is the fourth in a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 16, 2017

Erykah Badu Surprised Dave Chappelle on New “Stretch & Bobbito” Podcast

Today, NPR rolled out the first episode of legendary radio hosts Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito's new podcast. Their OG prestige carries enough weight to bring in top-tier…
Brian Josephs / July 19, 2017

Erykah Badu Announces Badu vs. Everythang Tour

Erykah Badu will be keeping busy well into the fall. After recently celebrating the 20th anniversary of her acclaimed debut Baduizm, the soul queen will be…
Brian Josephs / May 3, 2017

Watch Erykah Badu and D.R.A.M. Perform “WiFi” at the 2016 Soul Train Awards

Sunday night's Soul Train Awards were really a showcase for Beyoncé and Erykah Badu. The latter assumed hosting duties once again, while Queen Bey dominated…
Brian Josephs / November 28, 2016

New Music: D.R.A.M. (Feat. Erykah Badu), “WiFi”

Beats 1 host Zane Lowe is really going overboard with the premieres and interviews today. After unveiling a new Trent-Reznor-and-Atticus-Ross-helmed joint from their new soundtrack for Before…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 20, 2016

Watch Nas and Erykah Badu Perform “This Bitter Land” on Kimmel

Nas and Erykah Badu appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to perform "This Bitter Land," their haunting soundtrack contribution to The Land, a recent film executive produced by Nas that…
Anna Gaca / October 13, 2016

Eaux Claires Festival 2016: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Eaux Claires, the festival curated by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner, celebrated its second annual event in Vernon's hometown of Eau Claire,…
SPIN Staff / August 15, 2016

Nas and Erykah Badu Connect for the Mournful ‘This Bitter Land’

Nas and Erykah Badu inhabit the same soul-school aesthetic, so it'd make sense that they'd collaborate — and that's exactly what they've just done, for the…
Brian Josephs / July 27, 2016

Kanye West Is Making New Music for Nas’ New Film ‘The Land’

The Land, the Nas-produced film that follows an aspiring teenage skateboarder caught up in a drug operation, will have a star-packed soundtrack behind it. The film's beautifully…
Brian Josephs / May 6, 2016

Erykah Badu Turns Kanye West’s ‘Real Friends’ Into ‘Trill Friends’ on New Remix

Erykah Badu appreciates good rap, so it's a welcome Tuesday surprise to hear that she's recorded a spiritual sequel to her revelatory "Hotline Bling" remix with…
James Grebey / January 12, 2016

Erykah Badu Releases Insane Mixtape, ‘+++BEATS BEES LIKE FOR B-BOYS AND B-GIRLS+++’

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…
Harley Brown / January 8, 2016

Review: Erykah Badu Continues R&B’s Longtime Game of Telephone on ‘But You Caint Use My Phone’

In this pop moment of 17-38 squads, Gap Band pastiches, and Queen Adele looming on her throne, how bizarre that 2015’s runaway cultural convergence should…
Jason Gubbels / December 1, 2015

Erykah Badu to Iggy Azalea: ‘What You’re Doing Is Definitely Not Rap’

Erykah Badu capped off a busy week — during which she dropped her new mixtape, But You Caint Use My Phone — by hosting last night's…
Brennan Carley / November 30, 2015

Stream Erykah Badu’s New Mixtape, ‘But You Caint Use My Phone’

Erykah Badu just released her new mixtape, But You Caint Use My Phone, and it's available to stream exclusively on Apple Music. Featuring the Drake-dedicated "Phone…
Brennan Carley / November 27, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: DIIV, Matmos, Erykah Badu, and More

Welcome to SPIN’s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from haze-pop melody makers, stopwatch-breaking…
SPIN Staff / November 11, 2015
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