1. Erykah Badu 'Tried' Azealia Banks' Music: What's Azealia's Response?

    February 14, 2015 8:46 PM EST When Erykah Badu recently shared her thoughts about Azealia Banks ' music on social media, the latter was listening -- and from there Badu quickly found herself the subject of Banks' Twitter feed, marking just the latest social media scuffle for the rapper. It began on Feb. 12…

  2. Tyler, the Creator and Erykah Badu to Appear in Adult Swim's 'Black Dynamite'

    December 22, 2014 1:20 PM EST The Jan. 10 episode tackles police brutality. Tyler, the Creator and Erykah Badu will be lending their vocal talents to an hourlong special of Black Dynamite on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Set to premiere Jan. 10 at 10:30 p.m. (ET), the new episode of Michael Jai White's…

  3. Meet Lion Babe, the Soul and R&B Duo Poised to Take Over in 2015

    December 09, 2014 5:57 PM EST Lion Babe, an experimental soul duo from New York’s Lower East Side, is gearing up for an R&B takeover in 2015. The group is made up of producer and multi-instrumentalist Lucas Goodman, 26, and singer-songwriter Jillian Hervey, 25, who also happens to be Vanessa Williams ’ daughter and…

  4. Erykah Badu Makes $3.60 Singing on NYC Streets

    October 15, 2014 7:30 PM EDT Erykah Badu is a Grammy-winning singer known for her powerful R&B vocals, but in NYC last week, she was just another street performer. The artist filmed herself heading to Times Square for an anonymous busking session last Friday, and Okayplayer posted the phone video. While her…

  5. One Music Fest Executives Talk Talent Scouting & Future of the Brand

    September 12, 2014 5:15 PM EDT On Saturday, Sept. 13, One Music Fest returns to Atlanta for its fifth year. The festival has grown to become one of late summer's mandatory activities for music lovers in the Peach State. In fact, many attendees come from far beyond the Georgia state lines -- last year, fans traveled…

  6. Maxwell Recruits Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Robert Glasper & More for 2015 Cruise

    August 18, 2014 6:31 PM EDT Singer's inaugural Maxwell + The 7 Seas Caribbean cruise commences May 2015. Erykah Badu , Anthony Hamilton , Ledisi , Robert Glasper , Chrisette Michele , Eric Roberson and Boney James are among the headliners who will join Maxwell on the singer's inaugural Maxwell + the 7 Seas…

  7. Erykah Badu Awkwardly Interrupts Live TV News Report on Shia LaBeouf Arrest: Watch

    June 29, 2014 3:48 PM EDT News reporter Mario Diaz of New York station PIX 11 was caught off guard by Erykah Badu while doing a live television broadcast about the recent arrest of actor Shia LaBeouf. Erykah Badu Reunites with Dave Chappelle at Radio City: Live Review As seen in the video below, Diaz was reporting on…

  8. Bonnaroo: 10 Most Legendary Moments

    June 11, 2014 12:01 PM EDT From Beck's puppetry to D'Angelo's comeback to Macca's epic set, these are the 10 most unforgettable moments from the Tennessee fest. The 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival , another weekend of heat, porta-potties and hopefully great rock moments out in a field in…

  9. Erykah Badu Under Fire for Swazi King Birthday Performance

    April 30, 2014 7:19 PM EDT Erykah Badu’s recent performance at the birthday party of Swaziland's King Mswati III has earned her criticisms from human rights activists.  “She owes us all an explanation. The king is a kleptocrat who lives in the lap of obscene luxury while most of his countrymen toil in abject…

  10. Drake Releases 'Days In The East' Song: Listen

    April 03, 2014 9:44 AM EDT Early this morning, Drake released his second song in two days, "Days in the East." Drake Samples Lauryn Hill In New Song 'Draft Day': Listen Drake changes the pace from the subliminal-charged "Draft Day" to the slow, affair-themed PARTYNEXTDOOR and Noah "40…

  11. Charlotte Church Slams the ‘Culture of Demeaning Women in Pop Music’

    October 15, 2013 6:06 AM EDT U.K. singer Charlotte Church late Monday criticized the hypersexualization of young female music stars, lashing out at the likes of Miley Cyrus and Rihanna for their raunchy performances. The 27-year-old Welsh musician, who was one of the British celebrities who sued Rupert Murdoch's…

  12. Janelle Monae Talks 'Electric Lady' Origins & Prince Collaboration

    September 09, 2013 1:35 PM EDT Janelle Monáe says a series of paintings she made on tour gave birth to the concept for her forthcoming second studio album, "The Electric Lady." "I would paint and I would sing at the same time, and every night I painted this female silhouette... for like three, four months…

  13. Janelle Monae Releases Miguel-Assisted 'PrimeTime'; Announces 'The Electric Lady' Tour

    August 19, 2013 6:47 PM EDT Janelle Monae gearing up to embark on a North American headline tour. The singer announced "The Electric Lady" tour in support of her forthcoming album of the same name that will begin on October 10 with dates running until November. Monae has also released “PrimeTime,” the third…

  14. Janelle Monae Reveals 'The Electric Lady' Album Cover & Tracklist

    August 09, 2013 1:54 PM EDT Janelle Monáe naming her second studio album, "The Electric Lady," is no joke. The songstress unveiled the cover artwork for the album, which features her dressed in futuristic attire as if she came from the latest “Star Trek” movie. Monáe also revealed the official track listing…

  15. Kendrick Lamar Wins Big At BET Awards, Capping Inaugural BET Experience Festival

    July 01, 2013 7:00 AM EDT “The best of the best in Black entertainment. All Day. All Night. All In.” That’s what BET promised to deliver with its inaugural three-day music and lifestyle festival, the BET Experience. Staged in association with AEG at the latter’s L.A. Live downtown complex (June 28-30), the…

  16. Prince Blazes Billboard Music Awards With Two Song Mash-Up

    May 19, 2013 11:38 PM EDT “He breaks new ground... He's an icon,” Janelle Monáe said when introducing her friend and mentor, Prince, alongside Erykah Badu. Prince's January Billboard Cover Story After a video montage of the legend's most memorable career moments, the evening’s closer and recipient of…

  17. Janelle Monae: 'Electric Lady' Will Be 'More Revealing' Than Last Album

    April 15, 2013 10:50 AM EDT Janelle Monae performed Saturday night on Coachella's Gobi Stage -- before the show she hinted that she had some surprises planned. That apparently involved a cover of Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" and jumping onto the back of bandmember, heading out into the crowd,…

  18. Tyler, the Creator, 'Wolf': Track-By-Track Review

    March 29, 2013 10:48 AM EDT When Tyler, the Creator first emerged as the mouthpiece of Odd Future, his growl was layered. Most people experienced his projects in the reverse order, starting with the audacious "Goblin" (2011), before realizing 2009's "Bastard" kicked off Tyler's…

  19. Listen To New How To Dress Well, Flying Lotus Tracks

    August 16, 2012 3:00 PM EDT HTDW Covers Janet Jackson, while FlyLo Collaborates with Erykah Badu A pair of experimental, R&B-leaning projects are coming out over the next two months, and neither is to be slept on. How To Dress Well, the stage name of producer/songwriter Tom Krell, returns with the "Total Loss,…

  20. Exclusive: ?uestlove Announces Okayplayer Records Relaunch & New Danny! & Young Guru Albums

    August 14, 2012 12:05 PM EDT Today ?uestlove of The Roots announced the formal re-launch of his label Okayplayer Records after an 8-year hiatus. The digital-only label's first releases are by Atlanta-based rapper and producer Danny! and recording engineer Young Guru Danny!'s "Payback" is slated to…

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