Erykah Badu – “Hotline Bling” (Drake Cover)

Erykah Badu – “Hotline Bling” (Drake Cover)

Drake’s wistful late-night booty-call ode “Hotline Bling” has turned into a bonafide sleeper hit. Disclosure and Sam Smith have already covered the song, and now Erykah Badu has offered her own take on it. Over the course of seven and a half minutes, her version moves from a fairly faithful rendition of the original to a slinky neo-soul slow jam, bisected by a fake Erykah Badu hotline (“If you’re calling for shit in general, press 4″). According to the track’s description on SoundCloud, it was co-written by Seven Benjamin, her teenage son with André 3000, and it comes from an upcoming mixtape called BUT U CAINT USE MY PHONE. Listen below.

BUT U CAINT USE MY PHONE will probably be out sometime soon-ish on Badu’s Control Freaq Records.

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