Articles tagged erykah badu

Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment: Surf

Surf feels less like the progeny of Chance the Rapper's Acid Rap and more like its twin brother, and it will likely be remembered with the same high esteem.

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Governors Ball 2013: Mud, Music and Finding Yeezus (Photos)

Torrential rains on the first day caused Friday to end early and left the Governors Ball grounds very very muddy. But throughout the weekend, music from Kanye, Cut Copy and several other bands made trudging through the sloppy field worthwhile.

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Bonobo: The North Borders

The chameleonic producer's fourth album persists with his well-honed priorities: grooves over songs, moods over meanings, and textures over structures.

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7 Mar 2011 // 7:05 AM

The Year in Music: August 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable events in the world of music, here’s what happened in August 2010.

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Erykah Badu: 8.June 2010 - Upper Darby, PA

With little break, Badu performed for nearly two hours, sharing her warmth and passion with a rapturous audience.

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Pursuit Grooves: Fox Trot Mannerisms

Pursuit Grooves (aka Vanese Smith) attempts to channel Badu-esque soul with after-hours electro. File Under: Music for Muscle Relaxants.

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Oh no she didn’t… Oh yes she did. This one is going to generate some serious discussion, methinks. (You can go directly to Badu’

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Erykah Badu: New Amerykah, Part Two: Return of the Ankh

You may not want to fall in love with this 21st century siren, but chances are good that you will. That is, if you know what's good for ya.

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4 Mar 2010 // 10:00 PM

Nneka: Concrete Jungle

Nneka clearly views pop art as a mechanism for transformation and vision, in the way that John Lennon and Bob Marley used both in a dizzying concoction of myth and talent.

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10 Feb 2010 // 10:00 PM

N’Dambi: Pink Elephant

Pink Elephant is at once lush, vibrant, and deeply moving as it sprawls across soundscapes that range from beat to bounce to ballad.

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Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh (new album / MP3)

Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh (Universal Motown) Releasing: 30 March It has been two years since singer/songwriter/producer Erykah Badu’

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12 Jan 2010 // 10:00 PM

The 411 on R&B

A new decade promises to bring fresh sounds and renewed vigor to R&B. Let's hope it keeps its promise.

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Various Artists: Dillanthology Vol. 1

Although it offers nothing new, this is a fine introductory piece for new or unacquainted J Dilla listeners.

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Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

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The Best R&B of 2008

From true legends to notable newcomers to acts in mid-career stride, the year's best R&B is much more than what your local Top 40 radio station would have you believe.

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9 Jun 2008 // 12:00 AM

Erykah Badu + The Roots

If any contemporary artist is pushing the boundaries of preconception, misconception, and trail-blazing, it is Badu. She defies age, race, and gender norms. Hell, she defies earthly norms.

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13 Mar 2008 // 11:01 PM

Erykah Badu: New Amerykah

We're starring in an ongoing blockbuster movie and Erykah Badu releases Part One of the score, with hip-hop and '70s soul. Right on, Mama! So can you dig it?

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Dave Chappelles Block Party (2006)

Block Party sustains a balance between good-natured light-heartedness social commentary.

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15 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

House of D (2004)

The ideal girl wears an orange jumpsuit. At least that's the way Tommy Warshaw remembers it.

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	Erykah Badu: Worldwide Underground

She was queen of the head-wrap set. A generation of young black folks trying to navigate the pitfalls of cultural negation in an era when

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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