Erykah Badu Remixes Wintertime's "Thru It All" For 4/20

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In case you are not following Erykah Badu on the periscopes--she is everywhere and everything. Tonight she is 4/20 and she is Wintertime. At the same time.

Florida rapper Wintertime has been steadily ascending the last few months. After dropping an EP with Lil Yachty, and then more recently having his anthemic cut “Thru it All” remixed by iLoveMakonnen the future was looking bright for the 19-year old emcee. Today though, the aforementioned track gets a remix I damn sure did not see coming, that should have Wintertime’s name on everyone’s mind soon enough. Because none other than Erykah Badu just dropped her own version in honor of 4/20, “I Been Goin Thru It All.” Badu tries her hand at that “bubblegum trap” sound and laces it from start to finish, or as she puts it "this that real ninja shit" - we need more of this.

Of course, 4/20 isn't the only reason for Badu to celebrate these days. As mentioned in the song, she is on the cover of the APR/MAY issue of Fader (pre-order that) in a piece which gives us a rare glimpse into her creative process and her home life with sister Nayrok and co-parents Andre 3000 and The D.O.C., balancing her art with the home schooling of three precocious kids. On top of that she has also been declared The Godmother of Soul in a profile by K. Sanneh in the current issue of The New Yorker as well. Told you she's everywhere.