Feel Better World, Love, Ms. Badu

Surprise Erykah Badu mix?! Surprise Erykah Badu mix.

This hour-twenty long mix, dropped simply with a surprise link on Twitter, fuses some Earth, Wind & Fire, James Brown, Eddie Kendricks and of course Erykah as well. Listen below and receive these positive vibes.

ALL OVER THE GLOBE…KEEP WALKING TALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS. SOMEDAY WE WILL ALL BE FREE. THE WORLD IS IN NEED OF HEALING…. I CAREFULLY AND LOVINGLY SELECTED HIGH FREQUENCY TONES FOR THE SOUL…. PLEASE LISTEN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.

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And hey, while you’re here… Erykah Badu recently had her own DJ set at The Shrine here in Chicago and below is a fantastic recap video, a Camovement by Cam Be, that makes me wish I was there. Ne-Yo even made it and I didn’t. Ha! More good vibes below:

Halley Hiatt “On & On” (Erykah Badu Cover)

There’s a whole new generation out there that may not be familiar with Erykah Badu’s 1997 Grammy-winning song “On & On” so let’s thank Halley Hiatt for reviving it with this dope new cover and visual to accompany it above.

Hiatt sings the notes with an easy flow, a voice that’s similar yet different than Badu’s, and inspires in the visual by showcasing some NYC culture. She tells NYLON:

1997 was a very influential year for me musically. I still get a lot of my inspiration from that era in R&B/Hip-hop even though it gets farther away from me. Rodney’s beat took me back to the times where I’d get together with friends to just watch music videos on MTV and BET.

Very cool. And very well-done. Watch above and remember one of the many gems of the lyrics below.

Peace and blessings manifest with every lesson learned.

‘Black Dynamite’ trailer ft. Tyler & Badu

Adult Swim is premiering a special episode of ‘Black Dynamite’ and among the voices are none other than Tyler The Creator and Erykah Badu. The latter plays a bird-human hybrid and Tyler humorously and appropriately concludes the trailer, as he voices a dog.

‘The Wizard of Watts’ will actually center on police brutality and the hour-long ep. should premiere soon.

Erykah Badu anonymously sings at Times Square

The things you’ll see at Times Square. This one should shock you though because it turns out it’s Erykah Badu singing anonymously like your common singer on the streets. All captured in a self-directed iPhone video above, watch and see Erykah sing and reel in… not even $4?! It’s hard out there for an artist these days… /jokes, but not really

h/t OKP

Mickey Factz “U(Q)”

I created this record out of love. The first single off of Love.Lust.Lost.II entitled U (Q) artistically covers, with the blessings from the ever magnificent Erykah Badu, a man’s devotion for the person he is engaged with.

– Mickey Factz

You heard it from Mickey first. “U(Q)” is a sweet new record for the lovers out there as, don’t get it twisted, Mickey rhymes (not sings) with his usual distinct clarity and storytelling. The lyrics appropriately balance wit and realness that’s easy to parallel to as well.

To link it all together, Mickey and producer Blue, TheMisfit brilliantly sample Erykah Badu’s “Out My Mind, Just In Time”. They chop it up as well to create a hip hop edge in the transitions from hook to verses that, as Factz says above, Erykah herself has co-signed. This sound is especially felt live, as I can attest because Mickey premiered “U(Q)” the last time he was in Chicago. It got a great first impression from the crowd and if you vibe with my picks here on the site, I think it will do the same for you below.

*Tibs Fav.

Art by: Jeremy Biggers | Mixed by: John Stewart

“U(Q)” is Mickey’s first release on the heels of his impressive summer project, 740 Park Avenue, and doubles as the first single off of his new concept mixtape due out this Fall, Love.Lust.Lost.II. There is assuredly more to come on the project soon, as in the meantime, Mickey is preparing to go on a new Fall tour that we’re proud to be co-sponsoring! More details here.

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Good Morning! I am actually in shock by this. In December, I announced that I wanted to not do music anymore. Since then, I have put out some songs, freestyle video, a mixtape, a sponsorship/partnership situation with @uniqlousa and now Im announcing my tour The Blue & Red Pill tour. I came up with the title because I had to make a choice on what I wanted to do with my career. So for the fans, Im going to give them a choice… 740 Park Avenue & Love.Lust.Lost.II will be the blue & red pills of the tour. Whatever the crowd chooses for me to do first, is what will happen. I will also be going through some classics! Joining me will be @underdogcentral somebody I mentor and the New Orleans Saints official Dj @primalonvinyl … Dates will be announced in the next hour. I would really appreciate if you can share and like the photo as promo will be starting today! Thank you! Shout to @gowherehiphop @djbooth and @allhiphopcom.