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    Wow. Violence, PUBLIC nudity? Wonder what Donny Osmond and India.arie have to say about this video? lol
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    ^I still don't think Honey was the right single from that album.
    I didn’t think so either. She should have gone with "Soldier" and/or "The Cell" as singles for 4th World War. In fact, "Honey" shouldn’t have been included on Part I at all. I remember reading somewhere that her label pressured Erykah into putting "Honey" on that album. In their opinions I guess, the rest of the songs on that album were too unconventional and political in tone for mainstream radio to digest. So they went with "Honey" that’s very sunny in it’s disposition, very reminiscent of Erykah in her Baduizm prime, leading people to believe that the rest of 4th Word War will be just as sunny and easy to listen to as it’s lead single. Bring the album home only to find out that song is false advertisement for how the rest of the album plays like. By the time you do get to "Honey' on 4th World War, you’ve heard so many broken beats, weird chants and murmurs about social injustice; it’s presence on the album feels jarring and intrusive. Imo (and probably Erykah’s too), "Honey" would have been much better served as a track on Part II than I. Seeing how that half is all about love and emotions, Honey would have fit in perfectly. Even if it would have been impossible to sell Part I to the masses without it on there, Part I was too serious and important of an album to have such a frilly love song on it’s tracklisting, disrupting its message.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturnal View Post
    Wow. Violence, PUBLIC nudity? Wonder what Donny Osmond and India.arie have to say about this video? lol
    I love Erykah!
    Lol indeed. And a eye roll in good measure as well.

    I expect Donny to act like an uptight, self-righteous prick but I expected more from India. But this is the same chick who wrote the song about how she’s not like the average girl in the videos (she’s all earthy and deep and beyond it all but she doesn’t imo pull it off in the same eccentric and captivating fashion as Erykah does. She usually comes across to me as insipid and self-indulgent) so it is apparent that her head is lodged up her own ass as far as Donny’s is up his.

    But anyway- back to the real point at hand which is Erykah; I watched the "Window Seat" clip a dozen more times and I’m starting to love it more and more now that I really grasp what it was she was trying to convey through it. I think I was too caught up in my love for the song, I wanted the accompanying video to be just as lovely. Nope, Erykah wasn't about to make things that easy for me. Initially what I saw was raw footage of Erykah walking through a crowd people, removing her clothes piece by piece and at the end she’s shot dead. And naturally I tried to connect all of this with the overall theme to "Window Seat" itself. But the video is much bigger than that one song. It reflects the entire theme of the Return of the Ankh album with her exposing her most innermost thoughts and feelings to the world, running the risk of us hating her for them but at the same time enabling her to grow and evolve as a woman.

    I dunno, I feel you can analyze this video to death with all the subtle touches Erykah placed into it. Which is genius considering how at first glance it is just a video of a woman running down the street butt naked. But when you do look at it closely, one does picks up the JFK association, the themes of reincarnation, the public’s disdain for free-thought and individuality. So for all of that, right now I do love it. Still doesn’t come close to my "Honey" video, but it’s definitely second best.

    And I didn’t realize all of that was real. I was one of the chuckleheads who thought all of those people in the background were hired actors paid to stand around. The respect and admiration points I had for Erykah shot through the roof upon finding that out. I give her much props for not only having the balls to take off your clothes in mid-afternoon public but for also findng a way to not get chucked in jail for doing so. It’s no wonder at all why this chick is my undisputed muse.

    ^Hmm, I must say this was a very brief and concise post by me. Expect another one when Return of the Ankh officially drops and I check back to give my two cents about that.

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    I got the video's message but I was fixated more on her ass. Damn when did she get thick like that.

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    The jiggle of her ass made me laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoePhoenix7 View Post



    But anyway- back to the real point at hand which is Erykah; I watched the "Window Seat" clip a dozen more times and I’m starting to love it more and more now that I really grasp what it was she was trying to convey through it. I think I was too caught up in my love for the song, I wanted the accompanying video to be just as lovely. Nope, Erykah wasn't about to make things that easy for me. Initially what I saw was raw footage of Erykah walking through a crowd people, removing her clothes piece by piece and at the end she’s shot dead. And naturally I tried to connect all of this with the overall theme to "Window Seat" itself. But the video is much bigger than that one song. It reflects the entire theme of the Return of the Ankh album with her exposing her most innermost thoughts and feelings to the world, running the risk of us hating her for them but at the same time enabling her to grow and evolve as a woman.

    I dunno, I feel you can analyze this video to death with all the subtle touches Erykah placed into it. Which is genius considering how at first glance it is just a video of a woman running down the street butt naked. But when you do look at it closely, one does picks up the JFK association, the themes of reincarnation, the public’s disdain for free-thought and individuality. So for all of that, right now I do love it. Still doesn’t come close to my "Honey" video, but it’s definitely second best.

    And I didn’t realize all of that was real. I was one of the chuckleheads who thought all of those people in the background were hired actors paid to stand around. The respect and admiration points I had for Erykah shot through the roof upon finding that out. I give her much props for not only having the balls to take off your clothes in mid-afternoon public but for also findng a way to not get chucked in jail for doing so. It’s no wonder at all why this chick is my undisputed muse.

    ^Hmm, I must say this was a very brief and concise post by me. Expect another one when Return of the Ankh officially drops and I check back to give my two cents about that.


    Also happy to see respect was given to Matt & Kim.

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    If you are in Los Angeles tonight, come celebrate the new release at the Official Album Release Party at the El Rey Theatre, hosted by Erykah Badu with J.Rocc, Kutmah, (DJ) Nobody (Low End Theory) and a surprise performance by...

    "Badu delivers an album that offers the emotional highs, lows and maddening complexities of being involved in a romantic relationship." -- Vibe.com

    Erykah Badu's highly anticipated fifth studio album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh has arrived. It is the multi-platinum selling, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/actress' follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2008 disc, New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War.

    In contrast to the previous album, which was digitally produced and political in tone, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh features lush live instrumentation and taps into Badu's emotional side by thematically focusing on romance and relationships. Contributions come from some of the most talented, groundbreaking, underground producers and engineers in the hip hop game, including Grammy winners 9th Wonder and James Poyser, eclectic soul singer Bilal, and the late J Dilla.

    Also, view photos from Erykah's show at Good Units at Hudson in NYC on March 27th.

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    After listening to the whole CD, its amazing. "Out My Mind, Just in Time" is the truth. It reminds me so much of "Green Eyes", another favorite of mine.

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    Even though it was to be expected, I'm still sort of taken aback at the outrage that's erupted over the "Window Seat" video.

    "How dare she desecrate the site of a former president's assassination with such a filthy stunt?"
    "Doesn't that big bootied weirdo know that there were children out there? Oh my gawd, they could have turned to stone at the sight of her lovely lady lumps!"
    "I know we're only proving your overall point by attacking this video but jeez Erykah....think of the children next time." "They could have been tremendously scarred by seeing all of that juiciness in it's raw form!"
    "You didn't even have a permit to film that filth in the first place, we ought to lock you up if we felt like proving you right."
    so on and so forth...

    Yeah, "Window Seat" was the perfect song to use for that video. You definitely got their attention with that one, Erykah. Bravo to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anton98 View Post
    After listening to the whole CD, its amazing. "Out My Mind, Just in Time" is the truth. It reminds me so much of "Green Eyes", another favorite of mine.
    "Out My Mind, Just in Time" imo is way deeper and imaginative in it's lyrics and production than the song "Green Eyes" could ever be. You can take the love she's singing about recovering from and interpret it from so many different angles. Is this love a person? She claims she's addicted to it, could this love be an euphenism for an actual vice like alcohol or drugs?

    And the startling journey she takes you on in this song is unparalleled to anything she's done in the past. We go from her being a slave to this love of another, to her eventual freedom from it to later her establishing that same love for her own self. Simply flawless. I love that track to death. I'll pop for it.

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    Why is 106 and Park still on TV. They didn't even know what to ask Erykah, they seem so lost. Wow that Erykah is releasing at least 7 more videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anton98 View Post
    Why is 106 and Park still on TV. They didn't even know what to ask Erykah, they seem so lost. Wow that Erykah is releasing at least 7 more videos.
    I hope that's not like how Beyonce released a bunch of videos that were little more than green screen blops(B'Day).

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    Erykah Badu charged over Dallas nude video shoot.

    "After much discussion, we feel that these charges best fit her conduct. She disrobed in a public place without regard to individuals and small children who were close by."

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36154684...ainment-music/

    I just skimmed India.Aries twitter, and i see she had nothing to say about this video. But then again Erykah isn't as popular and successful on the charts as Lady G is. That's what it's all about anyway. Jealousy. Envy.

    Those who defend Erykah's video and call it genius, when the director (or whoever) just copied Matt & Kim’s “Lessons Learned” video (down to the death scene at the end), then bash Lady G for nudity and violence in her Telephone video, and Beyonce for her Fossi inspired Single Ladies video, are hypocrites. It's jealously and resentment that they sell more and are more popular than Erykah or whoever they're a fan of, that's not selling as well, or has as many #1's on the Hot 100, plain and simple.

    I love Erykah. 'On and On' is one of favorite tracks and videos ever. It's ridiculous that artists like Ke$ha and Rihanna have #1's and sell millions, yet talented, thoughtful, TALENTED artists like Erykah do not. However, i don't have a different set of standards for each of them just because of that.
    Erykah and her people were irresponsible for doing that in public, in front of kids, just as Matt and Kim were. Just as Lady G and her people were for posting her Telephone video without some disclaimer.

    Anywho, my friends bday party is tonight, and i'll be dancing to Ke$ha and Rihanna like everyone else. Ain't no thang! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturnal View Post
    Erykah Badu charged over Dallas nude video shoot.

    "After much discussion, we feel that these charges best fit her conduct. She disrobed in a public place without regard to individuals and small children who were close by."

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36154684...ainment-music/
    The asshole who filed charges against her just needs to build a bridge, take a deep breath and get the fuck over it already.

    As if the worst possible thing for a child to see is Erykah Badu strolling down the street in her birthday suit. Please, have you opened up your front window lately? I see that shit like that every day and you don't see me complaining.

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    Someone snitched on her


    A Dallas Police spokeswoman said earlier in the week that they wanted to press charges against Badu because children were present, but no one had called police or filed a complaint that day.

    Police now have their witness.

    "One witness did come forward yesterday, thus leading to the charges filed today," a statement from Dallas Police said Friday.

    A citation of misdemeanor disorderly conduct has been mailed to Badu, who is a Dallas resident, police said.
    Congrats Rihanna on your 13th number 1

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    I already figured she was going to be charged. It's TEXAS people, and she did get totally naked.

    I may get the point(i get it now - i didn't get it on the first watch), and i ALWAYS agree with public nudity. But the laws of the land the conservatards use - right or wrong... well, that's another story. It's just a fine... easy to move on.

    Nocturnal, are those paragraphs from YOU, or India.Arie?

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    She's being fined only $500. That chump-change (for her) is well worth all of the publicity she's getting.

    Really, Erykah is quite revered in these parts.

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    I think she knew this would happen. She probably had the fine money set aside before the shoot. The video got people talking so mission accomplished.

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    I like the majority of her music. As for this "controversy," it was tacky and she deserved the fine, but also people need to realize why she did it before getting their testes in a twist. I wouldn't have done it, but then again, she's the artist

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    ^Watched it last night. Prolly one of the best Wanda Sykes episodes so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anton98 View Post
    I think she knew this would happen. She probably had the fine money set aside before the shoot. The video got people talking so mission accomplished.
    $500 is a small price to pay.

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    ^Watched it last night. Prolly one of the best Wanda Sykes episodes so far.
    Co-sign.

    After that hilarious run-in with Sade, I should have known Wanda was going to do some sort of "Window Seat" spoof. And my god, she didn't disappoint.

    And now that the interview is done, I hope we can finally put that silly "Erykah was disrespecting the legacy of JFK" argument to rest.

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    "I can't breathe. Bitch I'm in the middle seat."
    I agree with Erykah, "That's funny as hell."

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    I think this stunt is genius.

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    ^Watched it last night. Prolly one of the best Wanda Sykes episodes so far.
    Finally caught Wanda at a friends today. Love her but maybe this is not the right vehicle for her.

    LOVED that Eryka not only got to performed, but speak as well.

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    Bilal, Robert Glasper join Erykah Badu in Miami

    When Erykah Badu comes to the Waterfront Theatre at the American Airlines Arena on April 8, she won't be alone: Bilal and Robert Glasper will open the show.

    Philadelphia-based Bilal, known for his screechy falsetto, hasn't released an album since 2001's 1st Born Second -- his second album, Love For Sale, was scrapped after leaking online. But he's collaborated with Jay-Z, Common and Ms. Badu herself: He provided background vocals for five tracks on her 2006 album, New Amerykah Part One (4th World War).

    He's also featured on Badu's "Jump Up In The Air (Stay There)" with Lil Wayne, which is an online bonus track for her latest album, New Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh), due in stores March 30.

    Bilal has promised a 2010 release for his new release, Airtight's Revenge.

    Robert Glasper is a Grammy-nominated jazz and hip-hop pianist and keyboardist whose latest album, Double-Booked, highlights the juxtaposition of his various styles. He's played many times with Bilal, and his RCDC band -- which has often backed Mos Def in concert -- features Badu's excellent drummer Chris "Daddy" Dave.

    Tickets for the show are pricey: They run from $58.50 to $125 and are available at Ticketmaster. But this show is unique for South Florida (it's not part of a bigger Badu tour) and is sure to feature some of the jam-centric hip-hop musicianship often found in New York City concerts, but rarely down here.



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    ​Erykah Badu has had a busy couple of days leading up to her performance Thursday at American Airlines Arena in Miami. Not only did Pitchfork give her latest album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, a glowing, and well-deserved 8.0, but she's on the impressive slate of performers just announced for Lollapalooza 2010. That, coupled with some dates on the Lilith Fair 2010 tour, is a heap of items for Erykah talk about. Right, all that.

    Somehow, an entire paragraph passed without mention of that little "Window Seat" video (streaming on her official site) she released a little over a week ago. For the uninitiated, the clip basically ensured that every Internet perv cruising for "NSFW," "naked" or "JFK assasination spot" items joined the many ecstatic Badu fans who scratched (and nodded) their heads as the bizarre scene unfolded. She has since been charged with disorderly conduct for that day of guerrilla filming in Dallas, but kept on tweeting anyhow.

    After the jump, read New Times' exclusive Q&A with Badu, and get some answers as to why she chose to make the "Window Seat" video.

    Almost as bizarre as the video itself was that Erykah Badu's publicist strictly forbade me from mentioning the "Window Seat" controversy during my brief chat with the neo-soul star on Thursday afternoon.

    New Times: How did you decide to put Miami on the agenda?

    Erykah Badu: I was invited.

    After reading about your surprise show in Los Angeles last week, it seems you've already connected with your new album in a performance setting.

    I love it. It just keeps getting better as we go, it's perfected as we go. The band and I are becoming one organism with it and we aren't even thinking. It's very new, and it's like a new love. It keeps getting better and better.

    How do you feel about returning to old material for the shows to come?

    I do whatever comes to mind. It's all new to me, it's never old. It never loses its importance or its effect on the audience either. Music is like the sixth element. It's something that's in your DNA. You hear a song, and you remember where you were, you remember what you were doing, how it smelled, everything about it. That's the joy of being a performing artist. It's therapy for me. Every song I keep in that moment, or I feel in the audience a need or a want, that's what we do.

    What do you think about the current Lilith Fair lineup?

    I haven't thought about it yet. I have an idea about how powerful it's going to be on the tail of this video I've just done.

    [Note: She brought it up, not me.]

    You're not going to throw all of your clothes off in the middle of the show, are you?

    I don't know if there's anything special you should be looking for. We're just going to let it develop organically, and you're just going to have to wait and find out.

    The conversation ended rapidly after that, as you might imagine. Fortunately for all, Badu did discuss the "Window Seat" video with QuickDFW.com:

    Q: And what was the thinking on the location and the Kennedy element to it?
    Badu: Times Square is the most monumental place in New York, and when I was thinking of monumental places, the grassy knoll was the most monumental place in Dallas I could think of. I tied it in a way that compared that assassination to the character assassination one would go through after showing his or her self completely. That's exactly the action that I wanted to display.

    Q: And I take it you knew that there would be a similar real-life reaction when the video was released?
    Badu: Yeah. I knew that would happen, so as soon as the thought came to my mind, I decided to assassinate myself as a gesture. Because it was going to happen anyway. The video is a prediction of what is happening now.

    Q: Tell me about the logistics of filming. Was it really nudity, or was there trickery involved?
    Badu: Oh no, it was straight guerilla cam. I got out of the car and I went for it. A day before, I took the same path alone to see where I was going and to see where the "x" spot was. And we only had one shot to get it right, and I decided to go at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. I told the cameraman that I would meet him there, and when he saw me pull up, he started. We had to speed the music up because we wanted the effect to be slow-motion.

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    http://blog.quickdfw.com/archives/20...out-windo.html


    Erykah Badu speaks about 'Window Seat' video

    Just spoke with Erykah Badu about an hour ago regarding the reaction to her "Window Seat" video, in which she walks through Dealey Plaza naked and feigns getting shot near the Kennedy assassination site (see it here). We talked for about 15 minutes about her intentions and thoughts behind the concept, and her fears about the consequences of putting it out there.


    Q: To start, what can you tell me about the thought process behind the video?


    Badu: It was filmed Saturday before St. Patrick's Day. It was a pretty spontaneous thing. The song "Window Seat" is about liberating yourself from layers and layers of skin or demons that are a hindrance to your growth or freedom, or evolution. I wanted to do something that said just that, so I started to think about shedding, nudity, taking things off in a very artful way. I am from the theater, and this is just a part of expression to us. A part of art. And, I saw a video by a group called Matt and Kim, and it was filmed in Times Square. And I thought it was the bravest, most liberating thing I've ever seen two people do. And I wanted to dedicate this contagious act of liberation and freedom to them. I hoped it would become something contagious that people would want to do in some way or another.


    Q: And what was the thinking on the location and the Kennedy element to it?


    Badu: Times Square is the most monumental place in New York, and when I was thinking of monumental places, the grassy knoll was the most monumental place in Dallas I could think of. I tied it in a way that compared that assassination to the character assassination one would go through after showing his or her self completely. That's exactly the action that I wanted to display.


    Q: And I take it you knew that there would be a similar real-life reaction when the video was released?


    Badu: Yeah. I knew that would happen, so as soon as the thought came to my mind, I decided to assassinate myself as a gesture. Because it was going to happen anyway. The video is a prediction of what is happening now.


    Q: Tell me about the logistics of filming. Was it really nudity, or was there trickery involved?


    Badu: Oh no, it was straight guerilla cam. I got out of the car and I went for it. A day before, I took the same path alone to see where I was going and to see where the "x" spot was. And we only had one shot to get it right, and I decided to go at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. I told the cameraman that I would meet him there, and when he saw me pull up, he started. We had to speed the music up because we wanted the effect to be slow-motion.


    Q: So, it all happened a lot faster than it seems, but there was still time for people to realize what was going on. Were you afraid of the immediate reactions from folks?


    Badu: Yes. I was petrified, period. The whole thing was frightening. The whole idea was frightening. Not being in love with my body, not being secure about being vulnerable. The police coming to take me to jail. I'm breastfeeding right now. Anything I could think of, I did. But those little things diminished as I thought about the big picture. And, as I started to walk, I confronted a lot of fears, and I hoped that it would encourage others to do the same thing in their own way.


    Q: Are you afraid of any ramifications now, since the city has come out with a statement referring to their disapproval of "guerilla filmmaking?"


    Badu: No. That fear left when I fell to the ground. With the death of that part of me, a lot of those fears died as well. I had a paradigm shift, of sorts.


    Q: So, this was meaningful for you in a more important way than just making a video or stunting?


    Badu: Yes.


    Q: Do you have anything else to say to the folks who aren't having a positive reaction to this?


    Badu: Sure, I would like to say that it was a protest to awaken a term called "groupthink." It's a term that was coined in 1952. It's the recognition of a state of being for humans. It's human nature for a person to be afraid to express his or herself in fear of being ostracized by the group or general consensus. A lot of times people are judged unfairly because of that. I think about the Salem witch trials, I think about the assassination of Christ, I think about the character assassination of artists and celebrities on blog sites. I think about all of these things as groupthink. And when I fall to the ground in the video, the word groupthink spills out of my head, because I was assassinated by groupthink.
    ...
    When I told my mother what I wanted to do, she was not 100 percent confident that it was the right thing, but she was supportive. I shared it with my family and made sure I told them that this act is not in any way a reflection of who they all are. It's who I am. They said I had their support. I have young children whom I was considerate of and I told them what I was doing. My 5-year-old said, "OK mommy, can I have some more pudding?" My 12-year-old said, "It's all right because I can explain to everyone that my mother is a wonderful person and she's just having fun." After hearing that, I took myself a lot less seriously.


    Q: Did you consider the children in the plaza that day?


    Badu: I didn't think about them until I saw them, and in my mind I tried to telepathically communicate my good intent to them. That's all I could do, and I hoped they wouldn't be traumatized. The people that got caught in the shot seemed as if they didn't even see me. There were a couple of people, and a guy picking up clothes. It all happened so fast. Of course they saw the camera, so they knew we were shooting something. But it was a great day for me.


    Q: So, no regrets?


    Badu: No regrets. Move forward from here.

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    Enter to Win: Limited Edition Erykah Badu Print

    The After Midnight Series by visual artist Steven Lopez has featured musicians such as Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Minnie Riperton, India.Arie, Sade, Jill Scott and more. Lopez works by selecting a favorite song, then he begins the painting process in front of a live audience. Above is a time-lapse video of his process in his studio.

    In this episode of the series, he paints to Erykah Badu’s “Amerykahn Promise” off of New Amerykah Part One: Fourth World War. To celebrate Part Two, Steven Lopez is offering an autographed print poster to the most deserving Badu fan. To prove yourself, send a love letter to contests@giantstep.net explaining why you love Erykah Badu and this painting, describing your personal interpretations, the reasons why you love mixed-media, or maybe just why this rare artwork is rightfully yours.

    Contest ends April 25th. The Giclee´ print is 30″ x 40″. Good luck!

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my0xCQAaG8k[/ame]

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    Erykah Badu Announces Tour

    Erykah Badu is both (1) enormously popular and (2) totally happy to commit her show to whatever weird, stoned ideas pop into her mind. That's a combination we don't see often enough. Onstage, she cuts a stunningly poised figure, she sings the lights out, and her audience goes into frenzied delirium whenever she, say, swings a gigantic lit-up ball around.

    This summer, lots of people around North America will get a chance to see that show. Badu's hitting the road for an extended solo tour that she's titled the "Out My Mind, Just in Time" tour, after a track from her new album New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh. The trek includes a few Lilith Fair dates, a Lollapalooza stop, and a couple of shows with fellow art-soul titan Maxwell. According to MTV, she'll have a revolving roster of opening acts, which will include N.E.R.D., Janelle Monae, and ?uestlove. Dates below.

    Erykah Badu:

    04-23 Tobago, Tobago - Tobago Jazz Experience Festival
    05-22 Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Concert Pavilion
    05-23 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theater $
    05-25 New York, NY - Roseland !
    05-26 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre %
    05-28 Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall $*
    05-30 Detroit, MI - Chene Park $*
    06-02 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theater $*
    06-03 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theater $*
    06-05 Memphis, TN - Orpheum $
    06-06 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium $
    06-08 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater $
    06-09 St. Louis, MO - Fox Theater $
    06-11 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena ^
    06-13 Houston, TX - Verizon $
    06-14 Grand Prairie, TX - Nokia
    06-16 Denver, CO - Fillmore $
    06-18 Oakland, CA - Paramount $
    06-19 Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
    06-20 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theater $
    06-26 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden ^
    06-27 Calgary, Alberta - Mamahon Stadium (Lilith Fair)
    06-28 Edmonton, Alberta - Northlands Spectrum (Lilith Fair)
    07-01 Vancouver, British Columbia - Pitt Meadows Airport (Lilith Fair)
    07-02 Ridgefield, WA - Sleep Country Amphitheater (Lilith Fair)
    07-03 George, WA - The George Amphitheater (Lilith Fair)
    08-04 Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Pavilion (Lilith Fair)
    08-07 Columbia, MD - TBA
    08-08 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
    08-11 Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheater

    $ with Janelle Monae
    ! with ?uestlove
    % with Bilal
    * with N.E.R.D.
    ^ with Maxwell

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    I wanted to see her with Janelle Monae...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JyStar View Post
    I wanted to see her with Janelle Monae...
    And I wanted to see her with Maxwell.

    Methinks, you and I need to trade cities.

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmIOSRmplsc[/ame]

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    ^ @ the two of them robbing a check-cashing joint at the end.

    Stockings over their heads and all.

    Wow, once again Erykah continues her reign as the baddest ass chick on Earth.

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    Erykah Badu gets fine, probation for Dallas strip

    AP) – 1 day ago

    DALLAS — A city spokesman says singer Erykah Badu has paid a $500 fine and will serve six months of probation for stripping during a music video shoot at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, where President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot in 1963.
    Badu performed a walking striptease March 13 for her "Window Seat" music video. The video ends with a nude Badu falling to the ground as if she has been shot.
    Police in April cited her for disorderly conduct after a witness made a sworn complaint. A number of children were among the tourists and other random passers-by seen on the video.

    Dallas city spokesman Frank Librio says Badu paid the fine Friday.

    A spokeswoman for the singer did not immediately comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoePhoenix7 View Post
    ^ @ the two of them robbing a check-cashing joint at the end.

    Stockings over their heads and all.

    Wow, once again Erykah continues her reign as the baddest ass chick on Earth.
    She bad.

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    Damn, Damn, Damn!

    When she played in Miami recently I didn't have the $$$ and it was a very busy time at work. Now I have a ticket and the entire holiday weekend to enjoy and she cancels.

    Holding on to my ticket until new date announced. Hopefully it won't be when I'm working on a special project at work.

    Erykah Badu's Concert Tonight at James L. Knight Center Canceled


    ​Call off your trip to New Amerykah 'cause Crossfade just received official word from the James L. Knight Center's assistant marketing director Roxy Este that tonight's Erykah Badu concert has been canceled.

    According to Este and the James L. Knight Center website, the show will be rescheduled for a later, as-yet unspecified date. In the meantime, all ticketholders can return their passes for a refund at the point of purchase. However, if you choose to hold onto them, tickets for the January 14 show will be honored for the rescheduled concert.

    So far, we haven't been able to uncover the exact cause of this last-minute cancellation. But calls have been made to the Grown & Sexy Tour's promoter and we expect to hear back real soon.

    CANCELED Erykah Badu with Mint Condition and Raheim. Friday, January 14. James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $54 to $86 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Call 305-416-5970 or visit jlkc.com.

    http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/cross...nter_miami.php

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    She put on the greatest concert I've ever seen! I also got to see J Davey and Janelle Monae at the same show I was in such ecstasy that night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sha-Rok View Post
    She put on the greatest concert I've ever seen! I also got to see J Davey and Janelle Monae at the same show I was in such ecstasy that night.
    Goddamn you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoePhoenix7 View Post
    Goddamn you.
    That woman will is a beast! Her music speaks to my soul!



    I was like "argghhghghghghggygygyuyuyguyghguygug" when I heard this song!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sha-Rok View Post
    That woman will is a beast! Her music speaks to my soul!
    lol Yeah, Janelle is definitely not made out of the same stuff the rest of us are made of. As incredible as she is when it comes to every frickin' thing (singing, dancing, rapping, writing, breathing), I'm convinced she's an android for real. No human being can be that perfect. It's impossible.



    Our feeble, jaded minds could not have came up with a lyric as alluring as Oh, Maker tell me did you know that this love would burn so yellow. Becoming orange and in its time, explode from grey to black then bloody wine. Only a programmed mind from another galaxy could have thought up words as elegant as those.

    And my feeble mind missed the opportunity to see Badulla and Janelle share the same stage together back in June. So I'm like really, really jealous right now. But I'm glad you had a wonderful time tho.

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    Like the instrumentals of that song, MoePhoenix, but I find her vocals a bit flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bent-On View Post
    Like the instrumentals of that song, MoePhoenix, but I find her vocals a bit flat.
    really? I think she's fine.

    btw there's a thread on her http://www.justusboys.com/forum/show...=Janelle+Monae

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    I'm new to the Erykah party having only heard my first full proper album less than a week ago. I am seriously impressed! I'm listening to "Mama's Gun" right now and came across this thread at the same time. Synchronicity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hello-Good-Bi View Post
    I'm new to the Erykah party having only heard my first full proper album less than a week ago. I am seriously impressed! I'm listening to "Mama's Gun" right now and came across this thread at the same time. Synchronicity!
    Even though I love the New Amerykah chapters, I think I have to go as far to say that Mama's Gun is probably my favorite Erykah Badu album ever. It's definitely the one I listen to the most out of her albums. I definitely believe it's the album where Erykah exposes much of who she is as an artist and a woman. The lyrics she wrote for the songs on Mama's Gun are so raw and brazen; it's almost like listening to someone's personal diary synched with music. And I just love while it is very diverse and experimental in sound, the overall groove of the album is warm and cohesive. It's easy for me to relate to the themes and material she's covering on Mama's Gun moreso than her other efforts.

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    another vote for "Mama's Gun" as favorite Badu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoePhoenix7 View Post
    lol Yeah, Janelle is definitely not made out of the same stuff the rest of us are made of. As incredible as she is when it comes to every frickin' thing (singing, dancing, rapping, writing, breathing), I'm convinced she's an android for real. No human being can be that perfect. It's impossible.



    Our feeble, jaded minds could not have came up with a lyric as alluring as Oh, Maker tell me did you know that this love would burn so yellow. Becoming orange and in its time, explode from grey to black then bloody wine. Only a programmed mind from another galaxy could have thought up words as elegant as those.

    And my feeble mind missed the opportunity to see Badulla and Janelle share the same stage together back in June. So I'm like really, really jealous right now. But I'm glad you had a wonderful time tho.
    This woman is indeed from another planet! Your average person in there 20's doesn't even know about the movie metropolis yet she fully grasped the concept, flipped it and added her spices!

    My favorite Badu album is actually the most recent. I love Part II especially "20 feet tall"!

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