Watch 6LACK’s Effortlessly Smooth Cover of Erykah Badu’s Classic “On & On”

A tribute to the green-eyed wonder of the world

Fresh out the cypher, 6LACK has offered another glimpse into his limber vocal abilities.

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Early this morning, the ATLien rapper, producer and singer delivered a smooth and effortless cover of Erykah Badu‘s classic “On & On” for triple j’s Like A Version. Donning a vintage Sade tee, 6LACK was accompanied by a scaled-back crew of just keys and drums, but it’s all that was needed to bring the analog girl a properly organic salute. Following the performance, Badu herself dialed him up for a debriefing as to why he chose the song. He explained that Badu was performing when he received the call that his daughter was born. He named her Six.

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Watch 6LACK cover Erykah Badu’s “On & On” above and sit in on the call in the clip below. Scroll on for his full touring itinerary.

6LACK Tour Dates:
10/16 – Melbourne, Aus
10/19 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
10/20 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/21 -Tuscan, AZ @ Emos
10/28 – Camp Flog Gnaw
10/30 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
10/31 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
11/2 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/3 – Vancouver, CA @ Commodore Ballroom
11/4 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
11/6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/7 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/9 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
11/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/13 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
11/14- Toronto, CA @The Danforth Music Hall
11/16- Boston, MA @ Royale Nightclub
11/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
11/19 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/20- Brooklyn, NY @Brooklyn Steel
11/22- Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
11/25- Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
11/27- Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
11/28 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
11/29 – Tampa, FL @Ybor


Zo is a staff writer at Okayplayer where he covers music.

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