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Erykah Badu

Badu performing at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards
Background information
Birth name Erica Abi Wright
Born February 26, 1971 (1971-02-26) (age 39)
Dallas, Texas, United States
Genres R&B, soul, hip hop[1]
Occupations Singer-songwriter, record producer, actress
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, guitar
Years active 1997–present
Labels Kedar, Universal, Motown, Puppy Love, Control Freaq
Associated acts Soulquarians
Website Erykah Badu.com
Erykah Badu at Jazz Reggae Festival 2009
.Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971),[1] better known by her stage name Erykah Badu (pronounced /ˈɛrɨkə bɑːˈduː/), is an American recording artist, record producer and actress.^ Artist: erykah badu .
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^ Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971), [1] better known by her stage name Erykah Badu , is an African-American recording artist, record producer and actress.
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.Her work includes elements from R&B, hip hop and jazz.^ Her work includes elements from R&B, hip hop and jazz.

^ Her songwriting combines elements of hip-hop, soul and jazz.
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^ Add to my Library Share Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright on February 26, 1971 in Dallas, Texas) is an American R&B/hip hop artist whose work crosses over into jazz.
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[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 generally famous for her role in the rise of the neo soul sub-genre, and for her different musical styles and for her sense of fashion.
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^ She is known as the first lady of Neo-Soul.
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^ 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.
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She is known as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo Soul".
.Early in her career, Badu was recognizable for wearing very large and colorful headwraps.^ Early in her career she was recognizable for wearing very large and colorful headwraps.
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^ Early in her career, Badu was recognizable for wearing very large and colorful headwraps.
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^ Badu used to wear very large and colorful head wraps, at the start of her career.
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.For her musical sensibilities, she has often been compared to jazz great Billie Holiday.^ For her musical sensibilities, she has often been compared to jazz great Billie Holiday.
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^ For her musical sensibilities, she has often been compared to jazz great Billie Holiday .
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^ As for her musical style, it often gets her compared to Billie Holiday.
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.She was a core member of the Soulquarians, and is also an actress having appeared in a number of films playing a range of supporting roles in movies such as Blues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules, and House of D, she is also very prominent in the documentary film Before the Music Dies.^ She was a core member of the Soulquarians, and works as a full time actress.
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^ She was a core member of the Soulquarians, and is also an actress having appeared in a number of films playing a diverse range of supporting roles.Music style Badu's lyrics are highly personal philosophies which throw emotional cha...
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^ She was a core member of the Soulquarians, and is also an actress having appeared in a number of films playing a range of supporting roles in movies such as Blues Brothers 2000 , The Cider House Rules , and House of D , she is also very prominent in the documentary film Before the Music Dies .
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Contents

Life and career

Early life

.Erykah Badu was born Erica Abi Wright in South Dallas, Texas, on February 26, 1971. Her mother raised her and her brother and sister alone; their father, William Wright, Jr., had left the family early in their lives.^ Add to my Library Share Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright on February 26, 1971 in Dallas, Texas) is an American R&B/hip hop artist whose work crosses over into jazz.
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^ February 1971 , Dallas, Texas, USA more Contact: .
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^ Similar Artists: Lisa Stansfield , Ginuwine , Wyclef Jean , Floetry Eryka Badu was born in Dallas, Texas on February 26, 1971, her birth-name was Erica Abi Wright.
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.To provide for her family, the children's grandmother often helped in looking after them while Erykah's mother, Kolleen Maria Gipson (Wright), performed as an actress in theatrical productions.^ To support the family, their mother performed as an actress in various theatrical productions.
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^ Theei grandmother also helped them in number of ways and their mother, Kollen Maria Gipson (Wright), performed as an actress in various theatrical productions.
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^ To provide for her family, the children's grandmother often helped in looking after them while Erykah's mother, Kollen Maria Gipson (Wright), performed as an actress in theatrical productions.
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.Influenced by her mother, Erykah had her first taste of show business at the age of 4, singing and dancing with her mother at the Dallas Theatre Centre.^ Kollen was an actress and subsequently, Erykah had her first taste of show business at an early age, appearing with her mother at the Dallas Theatre Centre at the age of four.
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^ Erykah Badu became interested in the performing arts at the tender age of 4 and began singing and dancing with her mother at the Dallas Theatre Centre.
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^ She used to sing and dance with her mother at the Dallas Theatre Centre.
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.By the age of 14, Erykah was free-styling for a local radio station alongside such talent as Roy Hargrove.^ By the age of 14, Erykah was free-styling for a local radio station alongside such talent as Roy Hargrove .
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^ By the age of 14, Erykah was free-styling for a local radio station alongside such talent as Roy Hargrove, who, incidentally, was a talented beat-boxer in the 80's and who is now a very successful jazz musician in his own right.
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^ Free-styling at a local radio station By the age of 14, Erykah was free-styl More...
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.In her early youth, she decided to change the spelling of her name from Erica to Erykah, as she firmly believed her original name to be her 'slave' name.^ During this time, she changed her name from Erica Wright to Erykah Badu.
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^ In her early youth, she decided to change the spelling of her name from Erica to Erykah, as she firmly believed her original name to be her 'slave' name.
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^ In her early youth, she had decided to change the spelling of her name from Erica to Erykah, as a belief that her name was an expression of slavery in the past.
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.The term 'kah' signifies the inner self.^ The term 'kah' signifies the inner self.
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^ The term 'kah' signifies the inner self, which, when translated from Arabic, means 'can do no wrong'.
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^ According to the Wikipedia website, ‘kah’ refers to the inner self.
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.Badu is also an African name for the 10th born child used for the Ashanti people in Ghana[2][3].^ Badu is also an African name for the 10th born child used for the Ashanti people in Ghana [3] [4] .
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^ During that year, Badu became involved with rapper André 3000 of OutKast , with whom she had a child, Seven, who was born in 1997.
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^ Badu has a son named Seven Sirius born in 1997 with ex-partner Andre 3000 of OutKast.
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.Additionally in a letter written to Erykah from her father, "Badu in Arabic means truth and light...good choice kid."^ Badu is an African name, but according to her father, in Arabic it means truth and light.
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^ Additionally in a letter written to Erykah from her father, "Badu in Arabic means truth and light...good choice kid."
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^ Erykah badu children father?
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.Erykah Badu currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.^ Erykah Badu returns to New Amerykah!
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^ Erykah Badu currently resides in Dallas, Texas.
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.Upon graduating from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Badu went on to study theater at the historically black college Grambling State University.^ Once a high school graduate, Erykah went on to study theater at Grambling State University.
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^ Upon graduating from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Badu went on to study theater at the historically black college Grambling State University.
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^ Badu studied theater arts at Grambling State University, in Grambling, Louisiana, but left the university in 1993 to focus on music full-time.
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.Concentrating on music full-time, she left the university in 1993 before graduating and took on several minimum wage jobs to support herself.^ Concentrating on music full-time, she left the university in 1993 before graduating and took on several minimum wage jobs to support herself.
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^ Badu decided to leave the university in 1993 before graduating and took on several minimum wage jobs to support herself.
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^ But in 1993, she made the decision to focus on music full-time.
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.She taught drama and dance to children at the South Dallas Cultural Center.^ She also taught dance and acting to children at the South Dallas Cultural Center.
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^ While struggling as a musician, she taught drama and dance to children at South Dallas’ Cultural Center.
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^ She even taught drama and dance to children at the South Dallas Cultural Center.
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.Working and touring with her cousin, Robert "Free" Bradford, she recorded a 19-song demo, Country Cousins, which attracted the attention of Kedar Massenburg, who set Badu up to record a duet with D'Angelo, "Your Precious Love," and eventually signed her to a record deal with Universal Records.^ They also recorded a 19-song demo, “Country Cousins,” which eventually came to the hands of record producer and record label executive Kedar Massenburg, who arranged for Badu to record a collaboration with soul singer D'Angelo.
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^ Eventually, she signed a deal with Universal Records.
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^ As a result, Kedar Massenburg (ex-president of Motown Records) set up a duet between Badu and D'Angelo to sing 'Your Precious Love'.
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[3]

Music career

.Baduizm, Badu's highly acclaimed debut album, was released in early 1997 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts.^ Live Erykah Badu Released: 1997 .

^ The new release marks her first new studio album since her highly acclaimed 1997...
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^ Erykah’s debut album released in 1997 and also it was debuted on rank 2 on the Billboard chart.
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.Lead single "On & On" reached #12 on the singles charts in both the U.S. and UK.^ A singer/songwriter responsible for all but one of the songs on Baduizm, she found a number 12 hit with her first single "On & On," which pushed the album to number two on the charts.
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^ Lead single "On & On" reached #12 on the singles charts in both the U.S. and UK. Badu received notice for her introspective lyrics and jazzy, bass-heavy sound, and was hailed as one of the leading lights of the burgeoning neo soul genre.
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^ Live reached #4 on the Billboard charts, selling double platinum, and spawned another R&B hit single in "Tyrone," a song chiding a selfish, cheap, and inattentive boyfriend.
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.Badu received notice for her introspective lyrics and jazzy, bass-heavy sound, and was hailed as one of the leading lights of the burgeoning neo soul genre.^ Lead single "On & On" reached #12 on the singles charts in both the U.S. and UK. Badu received notice for her introspective lyrics and jazzy, bass-heavy sound, and was hailed as one of the leading lights of the burgeoning neo soul genre.
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^ Some music journalists have labeled her nu soul, nouvelle-soul or neo soul, often comparing her to Billie Holliday in lyrical delivery and grouping her with Maxwell and D'Angelo in musical genre.
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^ Often recognized as a pioneer of the Neo soul movement, Badu enchanted the world with her 5X platinum-selling debut album Baduizm (1997).
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.Her sophisticated style of singing drew many comparisons to Billie Holiday.^ Her sophisticated style of singing drew many comparisons to Billie Holiday.
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^ Her sophisticated style of singing drew many comparisons to Billie Holiday .
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^ American rhythm-and-blues singer whose “neo-soul” vocals drew comparisons to jazz legend Billie Holiday .
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[4] .Baduizm eventually went triple platinum and, along with "On & On," won Grammy Awards at the 1998 ceremonies.^ She won Grammy Award in 1998.
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^ The album was awarded triple platinum status and became a Grammy award-winning album.
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^ Her '97 debut CD, Baduizm , went platinum and won multiple awards.
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.During that year, Badu became involved with rapper André 3000 of OutKast, with whom she had a child, Seven, who was born in 1997. Their relationship ended sometime in the late 90s.^ Their relationship ended sometime in the late 90s.
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^ During that year, Badu became involved with rapper André 3000 of OutKast , with whom she had a child, Seven, who was born in 1997.
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^ During that year, Badu became involved with rapper Andr 3000 of OutKast, with whom she had a child, Seven, who was born in 1997.
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.Badu recorded her first live album, Live, while pregnant with Seven, and the release of the recording coincided with the birth of her child.^ Live Erykah Badu Released: 1997 .

^ Badu recorded her first live album, Live, while pregnant with Seven, and the release of the recording coincided with the birth to her child.
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^ Badu had another debut on the eighteenth - her first child, Seven.
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[5] .Live reached #4 on the Billboard charts, selling double platinum, and spawned another R&B hit single in "Tyrone", a song chiding a selfish, cheap, and inattentive boyfriend.^ Live reached #4 on the Billboard charts, selling double platinum, and spawned another R&B hit single in "Tyrone," a song chiding a selfish, cheap, and inattentive boyfriend.
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^ She followed her triple-platinum, Grammy-winning debut with a successful 1998 live album (which included the hit song "Tyrone") and Mama's Gun , which Badu released in 2000 after taking some time off to raise the son she had with Outkast's Andre 3000.
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^ A singer/songwriter responsible for all but one of the songs on Baduizm, she found a number 12 hit with her first single "On & On," which pushed the album to number two on the charts.
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[6] .Badu also collaborated with the Roots (who had previously handled production duties on a number of tracks on Baduizm) on their breakthrough 1999 release, Things Fall Apart.^ Badu also collaborated with The Roots (who had previously handled production duties on a number of tracks on Baduizm) on their breakthrough 1999 release, Things Fall Apart.
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^ He also signed Badu to his recently formed Kedar Entertainment label, and served as producer for Baduizm, which also starred bassist Ron Carter and members of hip-hop avatars the Roots on several tracks.
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^ Badu , who has collaborated with The Roots in the past, features The Roots drummer Ahmir “ Questlove ” Thompson on several New Amerykah tracks.
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.She was featured on the song "You Got Me", co-written by Jill Scott, which hit the top 40 and won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.^ Erykah hit the Top 40 with " Tyrone ."

^ The first single " On & On " hit the Top 40.

^ She was featured on the song "You Got Me," co-written by Jill Scott , which hit the top 40 and won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.
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.After taking some time off to raise her child, Badu returned in 2000 with Mama's Gun, an album more organic in sound than her previous studio album, and primarily produced by the Soulquarians and noted bassist Pino Palladino.^ "Mama's Gun" is my fave Badu album.
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^ MAMA'S GUN (2000) song list .
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^ In 2000 she returned with her highly anticipated second studio album, Mama's Gun.
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.A remix of one of the album's songs, "Bag Lady," was issued as the first single and topped the R&B charts for seven weeks.^ The first single " On & On " hit the Top 40.

^ Baduizm topped the Billboard R&B Albums chart for 4 weeks.

^ A remix of one of the album's songs, "Bag Lady," was issued as the first single and topped the R&B charts for seven weeks.
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.The album was well-received, with the lyrical content winning notices from many publications who found some of her lyrics hard to decipher on her initial releases.^ The album was well-received, with the lyrical content winning notices from many publications who found some of her lyrics hard to decipher on her initial releases.
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^ The 27-year-old Dallas native, who received a total of 15 nominations, won the nine awards for her first album Baduizm and its debut single, "On & On."
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^ Chris Matyszczyk is an award-winning creative director who advises major corporations on content creation and marketing.
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[7] .Despite not charting as high as her first two albums, Mama's Gun was another platinum-selling success, and "Bag Lady" was nominated for a Grammy.^ Mama's Gun was certified platinum.

^ In 2000, she followed up with the critically acclaimed platinum-selling album, Mama's Gun.
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^ Erykah Badu - Bag Lady music video from the album Mama s Gun...
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.By 2000, Badu was in a romantic relationship with fellow Soulquarian Common, and "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)" was released as a collaboration between the two on the Brown Sugar soundtrack.^ Love of My Life video 04.
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^ Erykah Badu And Common To Participate In Dallas Hip-Hop Summit 10/10/2002, USRN Erykah Badu and Common, who collaborate on the song "Love Of My Life" from the Brown Sugar soundtrack, have been confirmed to participate in the Hip-Hop Summit Action...
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^ By 2000, Badu was in a romantic relationship with fellow Soulquarian Common, and "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)" was released as a collaboration between the two on the Brown Sugar soundtrack.
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"Love of My Life" hit #9 on the pop charts, topped the R&B listings, and Badu was awarded her fourth Grammy for the song in 2003.[8]
.After the release of Mama's Gun and "Love of My Life", Badu went through a period of writer's block.^ Erykah Badu, on her album Mama's Gun .
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^ Mama's Gun Erykah Badu Released: 2000 .

^ After the release of Mama's Gun and "Love of My Life," Badu went through a period of writer's block.
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[9] .She hit the road throughout 2002 and much of 2003 on what she dubbed the "Frustrated Artist Tour", in search of inspiration to write and perform new material.^ She hit the road throughout 2002 and much of 2003 on what she dubbed the "Frustrated Artist Tour," in search of inspiration to write and perform new material.
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^ After the release of Mama's Gun and "Love of My Life," Badu went through a period of writer's block.She hit the road throughout 2002 and much of 2003 on what she dubbed the "Frustrated Artist Tour," in search of inspiration to write and perform new material.
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^ Badu worked through the writer's block that followed by organizing the Frustrated Artist Tour and releasing EP Worldwide Underground in 2003.
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.The conclusion of the tour saw Badu head back to the studio with new material, and in September 2003, the Worldwide Underground album was released.^ Worldwide Underground Erykah Badu Released: 2003 .

^ On September 16, 2003, Badu released an EP titled "Worldwide Underground," which spawned the singles "Danger" and "Back in the Day (Puff)."
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^ This is a video I directed/edited in college after the release of Erykah Badu s Worldwide Underground album.
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.More jam-oriented than any of her prior releases, Badu was quoted as saying that the release was designed to serve as one continuous groove.^ More jam-oriented than any of her prior releases, Badu was quoted as saying that the release was designed to serve as one continuous groove.
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^ In early September, Badu appeared on ABC's One Life to Live, just prior to winning four honors at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards ceremony.
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^ The ever enigmatic Badu kick-started the experience, telling the more than 4,500 followers of her Twitter blog, "Fatbellybella": "Morning, I'm in labor."
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[10] .Worldwide Underground reached #3 on the Billboard charts and was certified gold not long after its release, and Badu received four further Grammy nominations for the album.^ Worldwide Underground was certified gold.

^ This is a video I directed/edited in college after the release of Erykah Badu s Worldwide Underground album.
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^ Erykah released the EP Worldwide Underground .

Badu also contributed to Zap Mama's album Ancestry in Progress (2004), adding her vocals to the track "Bandy Bandy."
After almost four years and the birth of a daughter, Puma, it was revealed in 2007 that Badu had three albums in the works over the course of 2007 and 2008. "Honey", a new single produced by 9th Wonder, was leaked online in November 2007, and the new album, titled New Amerykah Part One (4th World War), was released on February 26, 2008. According to Nielsen Soundscan, New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) has sold 359,000 copies in the United States [11] Erykah Badu is set to perform at the 10th annual Voodoo Experience in New Orleans the weekend before Halloween 2008.[12]
Erykah Badu is set to release her fifth studio album, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) on March 30, 2010.[13]

Musical style

.Badu's lyrics challenge listeners with their highly personal, emotional, philosophical, and political content.^ Her lyrics are highly personal urban philosophy which...
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^ Badu's lyrics are highly personal philosophies which throw emotional challenges in the face of the listener.
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^ Her lyrics are highly personal urban philosophy which throw emotional challenges in the face of the listener.
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.She weaves disparate musical influences together creating a rich texture of sound.^ She weaves unusual musical influences together creating a rich texture of sound.
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^ With songs like "You Got Me" and "On & On," Badu brings unusual musical influences together to create her own unique sound.
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.References to old school rappers and songs add a general Hip hop sensibility to her music.^ In many instances she references old school rappers and songs in her songs, adding a general Hip hop sensibility to her music.
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^ Hip hop and rap, yes, but music with its roots deep in Memphis, Motown and New Orleans, not often.
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^ Plus, I think she was just there to get pregnant by Kanye West to add to her collection of Hip-Hop babies.
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.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.^ Some music journalists have labeled her nu soul, nouvelle-soul or neo soul, often comparing her to Billie Holliday in lyrical delivery and grouping her with Maxwell and D'Angelo in musical genre.
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^ Some music journalists have labeled her nu soul , nouvelle-soul or neo soul , often comparing her to Billie Holliday in lyrical delivery and grouping her with Maxwell and D’Angelo in musical genre.
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^ 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.
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.An eclectic collaborator, she has performed with artists from many different genres and backgrounds, among them roots reggae musician and singer Burning Spear.^ An eclectic collaborator, she has performed with artists from many different genres and backgrounds, among them roots reggae musician and singer Burning Spear.
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^ Erykah Badu + The Roots Cover MJ (MP3) Many artists have been paying tribute to Michael Jackson since his death on Thursday.
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.In the May 2008 Peach Magazine issue, Badu reflected on her change in genre and former practice of wearing headwraps.^ In the May 2008 Peach Magazine issue, Badu spoke her change in genre and formerly wearing headwraps.
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^ February 1, 2008 at 6:09 am · Filed under celeb parentins This month Clutch magazine, one of our favorite sites, has a great interview with Erykah Badu.
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^ By: house of gltiz Erykah Badu Giant Magazine Interview 2008-02-05 06:01:00 Erykah Badu wearing various wigs is featured in the latest issue of GIANT magazine.
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Having been dubbed the "Queen of Neo-Soul" in the 90's, she found the label inaccurate and meaningless, saying:
.Neo-soul is dead.^ Neo-soul is dead.
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^ Rather than imitate herself, the artwork here proclaims 'Neo Soul is dead - are you afraid of change?'.

I never knew what that was anyway.
.But she states she definitely knows who she is today.^ But she states she definitely knows who she is today.
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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 religions.^ Art is my religions.
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You don't see the head wraps anymore because I am the head wrap.

Personal life

.Badu splits her time between Dallas and Brooklyn, NY in her Fort Greene apartment.^ The Grammy-winning singer gave updates on the time between her contractions before going AWOL. Presumably Badu was, you know, giving birth when she disappeared.
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^ RT @RockTheLocs: Erykah Badu- Green Eyes comes in a close second as the best song of all time — twitter 5 days, 20 hours ago .
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^ Take the birth of her third child, Mars Merkaba: in February, when the little girl was born in Badu’s Dallas home, she tweeted between contractions.
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[14] .She has a son named Seven Sirius born in 1997 with ex-partner Andre 3000 of OutKast.^ Badu has a son named Seven Sirius born in 1997 with ex-partner Andre 3000 of OutKast who she broke up with over a night out on the town.
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^ During that year, Badu became involved with rapper André 3000 of OutKast , with whom she had a child, Seven, who was born in 1997.
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^ For those of you not in the know, Erykah has two children already, a son named Seven by rapper Andre 3000 and a daughter named Puma by 80s West Coast rapper The D.O.C. Erykah has never been married and herein lies the problem according to many.
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.From 2000 to 2002 she dated rapper Common.^ From 2000 to 2002 she dated rapper Common.
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.On July 5, 2004, Badu gave birth to a daughter, Puma Sabti, in her Dallas home; Puma's father is West Coast rapper The D.O.C. who is originally from Dallas, Texas.^ Where is her daughter she gave birth to at home that child should be what 2 or 3 now!
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^ For example, in early February, soul songstress Erykah Badu and her partner, Jay Electronica , sent blow-by-blow updates detailing of the birth of their daughter.
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^ During that year, Badu became involved with rapper André 3000 of OutKast , with whom she had a child, Seven, who was born in 1997.
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.On February 1, 2009 Badu gave birth to her third child at home, a girl named Mars Merkaba, with her boyfriend of five years, rapper Jay Electronica.^ Take the birth of her third child, Mars Merkaba: In February, when the little girl was born in Badu's Dallas home, she Tweeted between contractions.
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^ On February 1, 2009 Badu gave birth to her third child at home, a girl named Mars Merkaba, with her boyfriend of four years, rapper Jay Electronica.
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^ Where is her daughter she gave birth to at home that child should be what 2 or 3 now!
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[15] .In attendance were her two children Puma and Seven.^ For those of you not in the know, Erykah has two children already, a son named Seven by rapper Andre 3000 and a daughter named Puma by 80’s West Coast rapper The D.O.C. Erykah has never been married and herein lies the problem according to many.
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^ For those of you not in the know, Erykah has two children already, a son named Seven by rapper Andre 3000 and a daughter named Puma by 80s West Coast rapper The D.O.C. Erykah has never been married and herein lies the problem according to many.
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[16]
.Badu also remains an activist in her hometown of South Dallas.^ Badu also remains an activist in her hometown of South Dallas.
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^ Erykah Badu was born Erica Abi Johnson in South Dallas, Texas, on February 26, 1971.
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.Her charity organization, Beautiful Love Incorporated Non Profit Development (B.L.I.N.D. 501c3), provides community-driven development for inner-city youth through music, dance, theater and visual arts.^ Erykah Badu will donate $1 dollar from every concert ticket to B.L.I.N.D - Beautiful Love Incorporated Non Profit Development - Badu’s community organization that provides programs for inner-city youth for music, dance, theater, and the visual arts.
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^ Always connected by her love of community, Badu will allocate $1 from every concert ticket sold to B.L.I.N.D - Beautiful Love Incorporated Non-Profit Development - Badu ’ s community organization that provides community-based programs for inner-city youth through music, dance, theater and visual arts.
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^ Blog Archive » Erykah Badu Opens “Vortex US Tour” in Detroit on May 4th Said, […] Pastor Scott wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptErykah Badu will donate $1 dollar from every concert ticket to BLIND - Beautiful Love Incorporated Non Profit Development - Badu’s community organization that provides programs for inner-city youth for music, dance, theater, … […] .
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In the publication VegNews Magazine, July-August 2008 Ms. Badu stated: 'Vegan food is soul food in its truest form. Soul food means to feed the soul. And to me, your soul is your intent. .If your intent is pure, you are pure'. This interview showed her vegan lifestyle.^ MORE CLOSE Becoming an Interview registered user allows you to save content into Your Library and share with others.

^ She is the one who needs a reality show!Do you remember your first experience with alcohol?
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^ When you register your car, the registration papers show that you are in fact the owner of that car, not the state.
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.In September 2008, fashion designer Tom Ford named Badu as the face for his White Patchouli Fragance.^ By: Live A Good Life ERYKAH BADU TOM FORD FRAGRANCE 2008-03-03 22:07:00 Erykah Badu is back on the music scene and shaking things up a bit.
  • Erykah Badu - Blog Toplist 25 January 2010 23:12 UTC www.blogtoplist.com [Source type: General]

^ When queried about the origin of her son's name, Badu answered in typical elusive fashion: "[It] is a divine number which cannot be divided."
  • Erykah Badu Biography - ARTISTdirect Music 25 January 2010 23:12 UTC www.artistdirect.com [Source type: General]

^ Good to hear new material from Ms.Badu, the name of the song is, “Snap Back.” Her next album is scheduled to drop February 2008.
  • Video: Erykah Badu Performs New Song On Girlfriends | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 25 January 2010 23:12 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[17]

Acting career

.Badu appeared in the films Blues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules, House of D, Before the Music Dies, and Dave Chappelle's Block Party.^ Tavis: 'House of D' is the film starring one Erykah Badu.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Erykah Badu . April 25, 2005 | PBS 25 January 2010 23:12 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ R&B/Soul, Dec 2008 Listen in iTunes Girlfriends (The Soundtrack) Soundtrack, May 2008 Listen in iTunes Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Live) Soundtrack, Mar 2006 Listen in iTunes Luaka Bop Remix Electronic, Aug 2005 Listen in iTunes Bamboozled Soundtrack, Sep 2000 Listen in iTunes 202 Motown Songs - The Complete No.
  • Erykah Badu on Yahoo! Music 25 January 2010 23:12 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She was a core member of the Soulquarians, and is also an actress having appeared in a number of films playing a diverse range of supporting roles.Music style Badu's lyrics are highly personal philosophies which throw emotional cha...
  • Erykah Badu - Blog Toplist 25 January 2010 23:12 UTC www.blogtoplist.com [Source type: General]

.She is reported to have a leading role alongside Mos Def in the upcoming Indie film, Media:Bobby Zero, which tells a story of a struggling couple who hit rock bottom after Mos Def gives up his dream of artistic aspirations to pursue a advertising corporate job to make ends meet.^ It’s 2008 if you end up pregnant its your fault..you are a GROWN A Woman and book smarts and common sense need to meet at some point.
  • Erykah Badu Pregnant Three Different Men » Brown Sista 25 January 2010 23:12 UTC brownsista.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most people are too stressed and busy trying to make ends meet and come up on a piece of tail end for purposes of temporary tension release and pleasure.
  • Erykah Badu Pregnant Three Different Men » Brown Sista 25 January 2010 23:12 UTC brownsista.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And that’s why the human resources (people) end up in the “human resource department” of a corporation looking for a J-O-B for purposes of paying off debt and financing their foolishness (actually, enslavement).
  • Erykah Badu Pregnant Three Different Men » Brown Sista 25 January 2010 23:12 UTC brownsista.com [Source type: Original source]

[18] .She also appeared in scenes of the music video of Miko Marks' 2006 recording 'Mama' and Common's video for "The Light" as well as making a special appearance on the sitcom Girlfriends.^ She also appeared in scenes of the music video of Miko Marks' 2006 recording 'Mama' and Common's video for "The Light" as well as making a special appearance on the sitcom Girlfriends .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Erykah Badu - Biography 25 January 2010 23:12 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ When I hear it, it makes me think about my mama and daddy's old record player, "cool cups", afros, "Right On" posters plastered on the walls!
  • Is Erykah Badu's 'Honey' Sweet? » SOULBOUNCE.COM 25 January 2010 23:12 UTC www.soulbounce.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Find Articles at BNET.com Erykah Badu: Mama's Gun : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone Erykah Badu: on her career and her romance with Common - Biography .
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Erykah Badu - Biography 25 January 2010 23:12 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.She was named the latest muse to fashion designer Tom Ford in 2008 as the face of his White Patchouli fragrance.^ By: Live A Good Life ERYKAH BADU TOM FORD FRAGRANCE 2008-03-03 22:07:00 Erykah Badu is back on the music scene and shaking things up a bit.
  • Erykah Badu - Blog Toplist 25 January 2010 23:12 UTC www.blogtoplist.com [Source type: General]

.Ford, also long time friends with Badu, considered her the best choice for the campaign.^ Ford, who is also long time friends with Ms. Badu considered her [...
  • The Brilliance of Badu | Clutch Magazine: The Digital Magazine for the Young, Contemporary Woman of Color 25 January 2010 23:12 UTC clutchmagonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ford, also long time friends with Badu, considered her the best choice for the campaign.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Erykah Badu - Biography 25 January 2010 23:12 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ The boy's father is Outkast member Dre, whom Badu has described as her "beloved partner and best friend."
  • Erykah Badu Biography - ARTISTdirect Music 25 January 2010 23:12 UTC www.artistdirect.com [Source type: General]

“I have always considered her a true beauty … she just fits,” says Ford.[19]

Discography

Filmography

See also

References

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  2. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akan_name
  3. ^ a b Erykah Badu - Brief Article - Interview | Jet | Find Articles at BNET.com
  4. ^ Rock On The Net: Erykah Badu
  5. ^ south by southwest festivals + conferences
  6. ^ Erykah Badu plans to make music, money and babies - Cover Story | Ebony | Find Articles at BNET.com
  7. ^ Erykah Badu: Mama's Gun : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone
  8. ^ Erykah Badu: on her career and her romance with Common - Biography | Ebony | Find Articles at BNET.com
  9. ^ Erykah Badu: Worldwide Underground - PopMatters Music Review
  10. ^ Net Music Countdown: Erykah Badu
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/#/news/erykah-badu-unveils-new-amerykah-part-ii-1004053193.story
  12. ^ Z, Chris (June 6, 2008). "" Erykah Badu and Wyclef Join Voodoo Experience Bill"". planeturban.com. http://www.planeturban.com.au/urban_news/event_news_erykah_badu_and_wyclef_join_voodoo_experience_bill. Retrieved July 18, 2008. 
  13. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1630948/20100201/badu_erykah.jhtml
  14. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/arts/music/02ryzi.html
  15. ^ "Erykah Badu Twitters Third Child's Birth". Us Weekly. Wenner Media. 2009-02-02. http://www.usmagazine.com/news/erykah-badu-twitters-third-childs-birth. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  16. ^ Sheppard, Ferrari. "Eyrkah Budu Interview". http://www.stopbeingfamous.com/past-interviews/erykah-badu-interview-new-baby-steve-harvey-april-26-2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  17. ^ http://stylefrizz.com/200806/erykah-badu-for-tom-ford-white-patchouli-perfume/
  18. ^ http://www.bvonmovies.com/2008/11/14/erykah-badu-to-star-opposite-mos-def-in-bobby-zero/
  19. ^ http://blog.themavenreport.com/?p=6090

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