Erykah Badu

The Church of Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu is living proof that her music holds historic value. But, her performance last night is also proof that… Read More

August 6, 2022

Yaya Bey Is Creating Healing Music For Black Women

Brooklyn-based singer Yaya Bey is creating intricate R&B that speaks to her healing journey. Bey speaks with us about the… Read More

June 21, 2022

Erykah Badu To Executive Produce Documentary on The D.O.C.

A forthcoming documentary on The D.O.C. will be executive-produced by Erykah Badu, who the rapper shares a daughter with. The… Read More

June 15, 2022

The Three Archivists You Should Know Celebrating the Legacy of Hip-Hop and Urban Magazines

Meet the archivists behind upnorthtrips, Rap Style Archaeology, and Nygel Sartorial: three platforms that uniquely curate some of the biggest… Read More

May 18, 2022

Rakim & Bilal to Perform New York City Shows for the Blue Note Jazz Festival

In June, Blue Note Jazz Festival will hold special engagements at Sony Hall, with performances from Bilal and Rakim featuring… Read More

May 13, 2022

The Very Best & Most On-Theme Met Gala 2022 Celebrity Looks

Celebrities showed up and showed out for the 2022 Met Gala. Coming as no surprise Cardi B stole the night… Read More

May 3, 2022

D’Angelo Performed at Dave Chappelle’s ‘Netflix Is A Joke’ Fest

During the inaugural Netflix Is A Joke festival, on Saturday, D'Angelo took the stage at the Hollywood Bowl during Dave… Read More

May 2, 2022

Robert Glasper & Maxwell Headline Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley

Hosted by Dave Chappelle, the 2022 Blue Note Jazz Festival held in Napa Valley will feature Robert Glasper, Erykah Badu,… Read More

April 22, 2022

Despite its Flaws, Smokin Grooves 2022 Felt Like One Big Family Reunion

Despite Erykah Badu’s headlining slot being cut short, Smokin Grooves 2022 was a great time featuring a mix of classic… Read More

March 22, 2022

Why Erykah Badu’s ‘Baduizm’ Is The Best ’90s Neo-Soul Album

Erykah Badu's Baduizm not only stamped neo-soul's validity but foreshadowed its staying power decades after its invention. The year is 1997,… Read More

February 10, 2022

A Tribe Called Quest, Eminem Nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022

A Tribe Called Quest, Eminem and Lionel Richie are amongst first-time nominees on the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of… Read More

February 2, 2022

Danny Brown Says Dave Chappelle Interlude on ‘Detroit 2’ Was Inaccurate

During an interview, Danny Brown said Big Sean's Detroit 2 interlude 'Story By Dave Chappelle' wasn't exactly how the run-in went down.… Read More

December 29, 2021

Barack Obama’s Favorites Songs of 2021 Playlist Features Tracks From Nas, Lizzo, Mo3 & More

In his annual culture round-up, Barack Obama listed his top songs of 2021. There might be a couple of songs… Read More

December 17, 2021

The Smokin Grooves Festival Celebrates the Past, Present & Future of Neo-Soul

Erykah Badu, Nas, and The Roots, Thundercat, and more will be performing at the Smokin Grooves Festival. It's a good… Read More

November 30, 2021

Erykah Badu Previews ‘BADUBOTRON’ Radio Show with a Funk-Fueled Mix

Erykah Badu spins an hour-plus of deep funk, soul, jazz, and r&b, in the debut episode of her new Sonos… Read More

October 20, 2021

The 15 Best Thundercat Bass Features

In honor of Thundercat and his virtuosic bass-playing, Okayplayer is highlighting his 15 best bass features. Since releasing his 2011… Read More

October 19, 2021