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Erykah Badu

"I believed in myself, and I've always worked very, very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word."



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Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971),[1] better known by her stage name Erykah Badu (pronounced / r k b du /), is an American recording artist, record producer and actress. Her work includes elements from R&B, hip hop and jazz.[1] She is best known for her role in the rise of the neo soul sub-genre, and for her eccentric, cerebral musical stylings and sense of fashion.

 

She is known as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo-Soul".

 

Badu's lyrics challenge listeners with their highly personal, emotional, philosophical, and political content. She weaves disparate musical influences together creating a rich texture of sound. References to old school rappers and songs add a general hip hop sensibility to her music. In addition, much of her songs are influenced by jazz, and can thus be categorized as acid jazz as well.

Some music journalists have labeled her nu soul or neo soul, often comparing her to Billie Holiday in lyrical delivery and grouping her with D'Angelo in musical genre. An eclectic collaborator, she has performed with artists from many different genres and backgrounds, among them roots reggae musician and singer Burning Spear.

In the May 2008 Peach Magazine issue, Badu reflected on her change in genre and former practice of wearing headwraps. Having been dubbed the "Queen of Neo-Soul" in the 90's, she found the label inaccurate and meaningless, saying:

Neo-soul is dead. I never knew what that was anyway.

But she states she definitely knows who she is today. A producer and director of her own videos and stage shows, Badu stated:

I try to be as honest as I can. Being humble is so 2007.
Art is my religion. You don't see the head wraps anymore because I am the head wrap.

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Sweet_Neicy69
Sweet_Neicy69

Female, 32, College Park, MD

Posted December 22, 2013


I remember Erykah when I 12 years old summer of 96 omg my Uncle BJ got me her CD and she been my favorite since and I have not looked back.


serenity543IN
serenity543IN

Female, 37, Fort Wayne, IN

Posted April 10, 2013


Erykah has been my pick since day one it's just something about her voice and her creative expression,she's to the beat.............


sweet_reality33
sweet_reality33

Female, 30, Montgomery, AL

Posted April 23, 2012


Hello Erykah I just bought your old cd.. Mama's Gun.. I got to start way back on my road to consciousness.. I love Orange Moon and AD 2000


DSTEWART59
DSTEWART59

Male, 50, Amityville, NY

Posted June 01, 2011


VERY CLASSY WOMAN! STAY FOREVER ANKHISH! WINK XO I SPECIALIZE IN GLARE LMAO WINK!


sweetchocolate87CA
sweetchocola...

Female, 56, Montclair, CA

Posted April 26, 2011


keep up the good work loving your music for a long time


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shanaphillystay

Female, Age Private, Philadelphia, PA

Posted April 22, 2011


thank for all the good that you make


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SkeeLove2
SkeeLove2

Male, 52, Los Angeles, CA

Posted April 19, 2011


I've been loving your music since day 1, keep up the good work my sis'ta and you'll never be forgotten. Yours truly SkeeLove2


VirgilGeorge39
VirgilGeorge39

Female, 45, Chicago, IL

Posted April 15, 2011


You are one of da realist female artist in the industry n been follin u since yo 1st album n wud love to study with u. yo soul is beautiful. yo word are soothing and fun. Cee you on da 22nd Master teacher! There is a lesson in her music! n Can u add ME!


Air-El
Air-El

Male, 46, Chicago, IL

Posted April 14, 2011


Man E I love you so much thank you for being you and blessing the world with your artistry. Mama"s Gun is one of the best albums EVER. You helped me in ways you couldnt imagine. I went to Jamaica and your album is the only one I had to listen to. Thank you Baby I love you LG


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