Watch Soul Train Performances From Erykah Badu, D.R.A.M., Brandy, Sisqo & More
The recording of the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards aired earlier tonight (Nov. 27), after the ceremony had been held earlier this month (Nov. 6) in Las Vegas. The award winners were unveiled with tonight's broadcast, and Beyonce won a few of the major categories, while Drake came away empty-handed despite leading all artists with 12 nominations. Those who tuned in also got to witness a number of exciting performances.
Erykah Badu Says She's Working On A Collab EP With D.R.A.M.
Last month, Erykah Badu teamed up with D.R.A.M. for the record “WiFi,” off his highly anticipated debut album Big Baby D.R.A.M., but it turns out that’s not all the two have been working on. During a recent interview on the RapRadar podcast this week, Erykah confirmed that her & D.R.A.M. are working on a collaboration EP, which “Wifi” was originally intended for first.
D.R.A.M.'s "Big Baby D.R.A.M." (Review)
Back in the day, the idea of the "rapper turned singer" was a tricky line to toe; a Cee-Lo Green or a group like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony were just a few early examples of artists who excelled at blurring the lines of singer and rapper, but when say a Ja Rule or a Nelly got a bit too indulgent with their ability to harmonize, fans would seemingly always manage to turn on them and leave their careers in the dust.
D.R.A.M. Enlists Young Thug, Erykah Badu & Lil Yachty On "Big Baby D.R.A.M." Tracklist
Two days ago D.R.A.M. announced the title and release date for his debut album, Big Baby D.R.A.M., due out before the month's end. The Virginia native shared the cover art for the album as well, which features his dog, a golden doodle named Idnit.
Young Thug Responds To Erykah Badu's Andre 3000 Comparison
After a slight delay, Young Thug finally released Jeffery (or, No, My Name Is Jeffery) on Friday last week. The album has been dissected and debated across the internet, and we've seen a lot of Thugger's peers share their praise for the project, OGs and young'ns alike. Among the former category, Erykah Badu tweeted out quite the compliment for Jeffery.
Lil Wayne, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky & More To Perform At Camp Flog Gnaw 2016
Camp Flog Gnaw is approaching. This afternoon Tyler, The Creator took to his Instagram to unveil the line-up for this year's annual festival, which takes place at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. This year the festival spans November 12-13. The line-up this year is pretty impressive. Lil Wayne, Erykah Badu, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator and Chance The Rapper act as the main headliners. You'll also get to catch performances from Kehlani, DJ Mustard, A$AP Ferg, Flatbush Zombies, Action Bronson, SZA, Joey Bada$$ and many others.
Stream "The Land" Soundtrack, Featuring Nas, Kanye West, Pusha T, & More
Nas' Mass Appeal has teamed up with IFC films to produce a film called "The Land," a tale of a gang of Cleveland skateboarders who enter the high-stakes molly game to pay tournament fees. Nas & co have already released a few songs from the soundtrack; now they release the full stream by way of NPR. The soundtrack features music from Nas, Kanye West Erykah Badu, Pusha T, Jeremih, French Montana, Fashawn, Stalley, Machine Gun Kelly, Dave East, Nosaj Thing, Jerreau, Ezzy and more. Check out the tracklist and stream it in full below.
Nas, Kanye West, Pusha T, & Jeremih To Appear On "The Land" Soundtrack
On July 29th, Mass Appeal and IFC Films will debut their new film "The Land," a tale of a gang of Cleveland skateboarders who enter the high-stakes molly game to pay tournament fees. The 14-track. OST will be made available on the same day. The tracklist was announced Tuesday -- appearances from Kanye West, Pusha T, Jeremih, Erykah Badu, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, Nas, who executive produced the film, and many more. Check it out below.
Erykah Badu Offers Response To Kendrick Lamar Romance Rumors
Apparently, since Kendrick Lamar dropped the lyric "Um, well cutie, I like your bougie bootie/Come Erykah Badu me/Hell, let’s make a movie," on Kanye West's "No More Parties In L.A." the internets have been abuzz with rumors that this means that K. Dot and the legendary singer are an item.
Watch Every BET Awards 2016 Performance
Sunday night's BET Awards was one of the show's best iterations in years. Performers included Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Usher, Young Thug, Future, Bryson Tiller, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, French Montana, & Anderson. Paak -- and that doesn't even include any of the Prince tributes, which were bountiful and glorious. Sadly, the scheduled D'Angelo Prince tribute never came to pass. Otherwise, the show was nearly flawless.
Staff Picks Playlist (May 13)
Not gunna lie guys, there were slim pickings on Soundcloud this week.
Nas' Film "The Land" Will Feature New Music From Kanye West, Pusha T & More
Nas has been expanding his creative efforts recently, although he still makes time for the occasional guest verse. Next on his ever expanding list of creative accomplishments is executive producing a full-length movie, titled “The Land.”
Erykah Badu Covers FADER
The Fader has announced Erykah Badu as the second cover star for their newest magazine issue FADER 103. Metro Boomin is the issue's other cover star. The cover story focuses in on Badu's career and life changes as she approaches her 45th birthday, her controversial social media presence, and her views on the black struggle in the 21st century.
Azealia Banks & Erykah Badu Apologize To Each Other
Back in February, two strongly-opinionated females in hip-hop went at each other on twitter. It all started when a random twitter user asked Erykah Badu if she listens to Azealia Banks. Without saying much, Badu quoted the question and put "Tried" beside it. Azealia Banks saw this as shade, and proceeded to extend her claws. "When artists grow old and begin to recognize their own mortality they throw shade at younger spirits," she wrote, and she continued on, even into the next day, despite Badu retracting from the scene.
Staff Picks Playlist (January 15)
This week, as you probably noticed, the VERY HOTTTTTs were killing it, and no, we weren't just in a giving mood, there was just a lot of fire music dropping. Not only that, the songs lists were phenomenally long each day (who peeped our Snapchat?). All this to say, everyone should have a song they were fucking with this past week.
#TBT: Erykah Badu's Early Classics
Miss Erykah Badu has nestled her way back into the minds of everybody recently with her new mixtape, which included the infectious "Phone Down" and the creative twist on Drake's "Hotline Bling." She's been DJing around the country as Lo Down Loretta Brown, as well as selling out venues with her live show.
Charts Don't Lie: December 9th
It wasn't the most exciting week for releases, with Erykah Badu's But You Cain't Use My Phone being the sole big project. Outside of that, we saw the same players running the charts, with The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, and Bryson Tiller continuing to do numbers.Check out the full breakdown below.
Iggy Azalea Pens Open Letter To Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu threw some heavy-handed shade at Iggy Azalea, while she hosted the 2015 Soul Awards two weeks ago. She took a fake phone call from Iggy. "No, no, no, you can come," Badu said," 'cause what you doin’ is definitely not rap."
Erykah Badu Apologizes To Iggy Azalea, Sorta
When Erykah Badu hosted the Soul Train Awards two weeks ago, she garnered the media's attention with a little skit she did centered around Iggy Azalea. The consensus of the skit was that Iggy is not real rap, as Erykah pretended to answer a cellphone, saying, "Who is this? Iggy Azalea? Yeah, hey...
Nas To Executive Produce Erykah Badu’s Indie Film "The Land"
Executive producing television and film is a natural evolution for veteran rappers, it seems.