Watch Erykah Badu, Rashad Smith and Cory Henry Perform Live for ‘The New York Times’
This Sunday, November 27th, Erykah Badu will return to host BET’s Soul Train Awards for a second straight year. But before she takes to the stage, Miss E. Badu has graced the good folks at The New York Times with an impromptu live and direct set alongside keyboardist Cory Henry and longtime collaborator Rashad Smith manning the MPC.
They began with a smooth-as-butter take of “On & On,” followed by a brief outing with “Time’s A Wastin’,” before diving into some crowd-sourced inquiries pertaining to the soul sage’s creative process, as well as the buried meanings behind some of her more cryptic wordplay. It’s a short one, no doubt, but there’s no timeframe too slim for a proper dose of heart-mending melodies from the one and only Erykah Badu. Tune in for a little lunchtime lilt down below and hold tight for Badu’s second go-round as the host of The Soul Train Awards this Sunday at 8pm.
In other Badu-related news, the vocalist’s trap-inflected 2015 release, But You Caint Use My Phone, is slated to arrive on vinyl this winter, just in time for the holidays as a Record Store Day exclusive. Hold tight for the official purchase link in the days ahead.