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Posts tagged "Erykah Badu"
Robert Glasper On New CD 'Black Radio': "I have no choice but to blend things"

Robert Glasper On New CD ‘Black Radio’: “I have no choice but to blend things”

'Black Radio,' Robert Glasper Experiment's new CD, is proof that Glasper has his feet in two worlds. He loves so-called "pure" jazz and he's a hip-hop head who's got Yasiin Bey, Bilal, and Lupe Fiasco on speed-dial.
R.I.P. J Dilla, Remembering Hip-Hop's Quiet Genius

R.I.P. J Dilla, Remembering Hip-Hop’s Quiet Genius

James "J Dilla" Yancey would have been 38 today. Just over six months after his death due to complications related to his lupus condition, I wrote a story in 2006 for the Associated Press about Dilla's posthumously released CD "The Shining."
WATCH: Erykah Badu, "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long" — New Video

WATCH: Erykah Badu, “Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long” — New Video

This time—for better or worse—she's kept her clothes on. But it's still pretty cool, next-worldly stuff from Badu who tapped Flying Lotus to direct the visuals.