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Leon Bridges, Hip-Hop Icons Pete Rock and Talib Kweli Top List Of Special Guests Slated To Appear At Erykah Badu’s 46th Birthday Bash At The Bomb Factory On Sunday.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Erykah Badu isn’t just a Dallas treasure; she’s arguably Dallas’ greatest treasure. She’s had ample opportunity to leave town throughout the years, but she’s always staunchly stayed true to her Dallas roots, actively doing her part to better the city and shine a spotlight upon its many talented creatives. The influence she’s had on the city and upon those around her, as evidenced by this stellar recent profile on her by Zac Crain for D Magazine, is simply not to be discounted.
Badu, in no uncertain terms, is Dallas royalty. And, as is now annual tradition, she holds court at the Bomb Factory each year as he hosts a birthday celebration, during which she calls upon a number of her famous friends — both from in and out of the local market — to join in on the fun. Read more.

Watch Erykah Badu Perform in Unearthed Open Mic Video From 1995 Two years before the release of Baduizm
CommentPosted by Susan on 24-02-2017

Erykah Badu has shared a decades-old clip of her performing “On & On” at an open mic night in Brooklyn in 1995. “I guess you just gotta take that first leap…huh? One night I did,” she captioned the video on Facebook. The performance came two years before the release of her debut album Baduizm, a release that would eventually net her the Grammy awards for Best R&B Female Vocal Performance (for “On & On”) and Best R&B Album in 1998. Watch it below.

Arriving at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
CommentPosted by Susan on 16-02-2017

Erykah arriving at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on February 13, 2017.


D.R.A.M. ft. Erykah Badu Perform 'WiFi'
CommentPosted by Susan on 15-02-2017 D.R.A.M. brought in Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) with a puppet-starring video for “Cute.” But last night (Feb. 13), the real D.R.A.M. performed alongside Erykah Badu on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The two delivered an outstanding performance of their collaboration “Wifi,” which appears on D.R.A.M.’s Big Baby D.R.A.M. album. The “Broccoli” singer and Badu displayed great chemistry, accentuating each other’s vocals in front of a national television audience. Read More.

Watch the performance here

Jimmy Kimmel Show
Posted by Susan on 14-02-2017

2017 Essence Black Women in Music Event
CommentPosted by Susan on 11-02-2017

Erykah Badu at the 8th annual Black Women in Music event in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2017.




Watch Solange Introduce Erykah Badu at Essence Black Women in Music Event
CommentPosted by Susan on 11-02-2017 Erykah Badu was honored at Essence’s 8th annual “Black Women in Music” event, which this year commemorates the 20th anniversary of her debut album, Baduizm. To introduce her, Solange stepped up to read a celebratory speech from her phone, “because she is a digital girl in a digital world.” Watch Solange’s speech, along with performance clips, below, and scroll down to witness Badu’s untouchable red-carpet game.

“She is mother, she is sister, she is friend, she is auntie, she is chief, she is warrior of many tribes,” Solange said. “Empress of the mystic women, ruler of the free. ... And she has been that for 20 years.” She added, “She is a beautiful reminder that you cannot put us in the box,” before quoting Badu: “Look, I choose peace but say, ‘Don’t walk up on me wrong, because this tea and incense can turn into a Colt 45 and Newports if need be.” Read more.

Super Bowl Experience
Posted by Susan on 04-02-2017

The Elusive Erykah Badu
CommentPosted by Susan on 27-01-2017


dmagazine.comTwenty years ago, she dropped Baduizm, the album that created a genre. I wanted to know how she did it and found something I hadn’t bargained for.

If you go looking for Erykah Badu, you will likely never find her, even though it seems like she’s always around. It’s like catching a butterfly: you have to wait for it to come to you. If you chase it, if you try to keep it for yourself, it will flutter away, always just out of reach. You’ll lose it.
But maybe you shouldn’t try to catch it. Maybe you should simply be happy it’s there at all, marvel at how it brightens up the day and the energy it brings with it, enjoy being in its presence. Why do you really want to capture it, anyway?
Maybe it’s best to let Erykah flit in and out of your life. Isn’t it better to stumble upon her outside of a head shop in a strip center off Garland Road? That happened to me one night while out for an evening walk with my son. She was low-key glamorous in baggy jeans and a sparkly puff of hair, winking as she passed by, and it was just a moment, but it was a Moment, five seconds that live in my head like an hour. Read more.

Badu Birthday Bounce
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New hair color
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Erykah Badu Named Essence Black Women in Music Honoree
CommentPosted by Susan on 13-01-2017 Erykah Badu will be the woman of the hour when Essence honors the four-time Grammy Award winner at its eighth annual Black Women in Music celebration. The magazine’s invite-only gala will take place Feb. 9 in Los Angeles.
The Grammy Week event, presented in collaboration with The Recording Academy, will also salute the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards airing on Feb. 12. As part of the Black Women in Music festivities, Roc Nation-managed Nigerian artist Tiwa Savage will perform.
Sponsored by Lincoln, this year's celebration coincides with the 20th anniversary of Badu’s game-changing debut album Baduizm. Released on Feb. 11, 1997, the set spun off the No. 1 R&B hits “On & On” and “Next Lifetime.” Bowing at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 2 on the Billboard 200, the set ultimately won a Grammy for best R&B album at the 40th annual ceremony.
“From the time that she first hit the scene with Baduizm, we all fell in love with the genius that is Erykah Badu,” said Essence editor-in-chief Vanessa De Luca in a release announcing the annual celebration.

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