Erykah Badu

Featured Erykah Badu stories

We've Got A File On You

We’ve Got A File On You: Common

We've Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest
Ryan Leas | August 29, 2019 - 12:22 pm

The Anniversary

Baduizm Turns 20

Erykah Badu was a rapper before she was a singer. You could tell. You could see it for yourself in Badu's video for her 2002…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2017 - 11:00 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Let us remember 10/21/2016 as the day Lady Gaga released Joanne, or rather, The Day Lady Gaga Stans Clogged Our Mentions Once We Shared Our…
Stereogum | October 21, 2016 - 5:52 pm

More Erykah Badu stories

Erykah Badu & James Poyser – “Tempted” (Squeeze Cover)

Earlier this year for Record Store Day, Erykah Badu and James Poyser released a cover of Squeeze's 1981 track "Tempted." It was exclusively available on…
James Rettig | June 3, 2019 - 10:50 am

Erykah Badu Says She Wants To Pray For R. Kelly During Chicago Show

Erykah Badu performed last night at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago and during her set, she took a moment to say she’s "puttin’ up a…
Rob Arcand / Spin | January 20, 2019 - 7:41 pm

Surviving R. Kelly Producer Says Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Questlove And More Declined Interviews For The Series

Surviving R. Kelly, the miniseries tracing the singer's alleged history of sexual and physical abuse, premiered on Lifetime last night. The comprehensively researched series features…
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | January 4, 2019 - 1:47 pm

Hear A New Erykah Badu Song

The great soul weirdo Erykah Badu hasn't released a full-length project since 2015's But You Caint Use My Phone, and even that was a mixtape-style…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2018 - 10:49 am

Watch Erykah Badu, BlocBoy JB, An Anti-XXXTentacion Vic Mensa, And More Rap In BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers

Last night, BET aired its annual Hip-Hop Awards. The show featured performances from big names like Cardi B, YG, A$AP Rocky, Lil Pump, and Gucci…
Tom Breihan | October 17, 2018 - 10:19 am

Michael Stipe, Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, & More Lead Kavanaugh Protest In DC On Thursday

Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford delivered a moving testimony at last week’s Senate hearing, accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Figures from across the…
Julia Gray | October 1, 2018 - 11:09 pm

Watch Erykah Badu’s Gorgeous Tiny Desk Concert

God-level R&B eminence Erykah Badu releases music on her own terms, whenever she feels like it, and she hasn't felt like it much lately. Other…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2018 - 11:19 am

Watch Erykah Badu In The What Men Want Trailer

What Men Want is an upcoming remake of the Nancy Meyers 2000 rom-com film What Women Want, except that the roles are reversed and Taraji…
James Rettig | August 14, 2018 - 12:01 pm

Erykah Badu Addresses Hitler Comments

Yesterday, New York published an interview with Erykah Badu that attracted some controversy because of her comments about seeing "something good in Hitler." It's a…
James Rettig | January 25, 2018 - 2:40 pm

Erykah Badu Calls Hitler “A Wonderful Painter”

New York has just posted a long and fascinating interview with Erykah Badu, who hasn't released an album in eight years and who didn't really…
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2018 - 12:00 pm

Watch Erykah Badu Cover Fela Kuti & Celebrate Baduizm With The Roots On Fallon

Erykah Badu curated a new Fela Kuti box set, and her debut album Baduizm turned 20 this year. On The Tonight Show last night, after…
Chris DeVille | December 21, 2017 - 9:54 am

Watch D.R.A.M. & Erykah Badu Perform “WiFi” At The Soul Train Awards

Last night, for the second year running, Erykah Badu hosted BET's R&B-centric Soul Train Awards, and she didn't shy away from performing herself. Badu is…
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2016 - 10:01 am

Watch Erykah Badu’s Performance And Interview In The New York Times Office

Donald Trump isn't the only person meeting with The New York Times this week, and it's pretty much guaranteed that this other meeting went better.
Collin Robinson | November 22, 2016 - 11:04 am
1 2 3 4