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Badu Get(s) MuNNY

August 10, 2010

Badu continues her association with Rick Ross… I still don’t get it, but the story-telling is awesome. Maybe sometime in the future @fatbellybella and I can sit down for a conversation on the sofa and I will write about the Evolution of Erykah Badu. I think her transformation from jazzy, neo-soul goddess (hey, she was the reason the term neo-soul was invented, love it or loathe it) into funkadelic hip hop chick has been as fascinating to watch as it has been to listen to.

The new video, which she debuted in true Badu fashion over the weekend – at 3:33 PM on Saturday, announced via twitter, picks up where Window Seat left off, with the Rick Ross version of the remix kicking things off. Ross picks our girl up from the police department and they head out to… well, I’ll let you watch the video. Needless to say, Erykah’s treading interesting ground here. She’s probably simultaneously alienating old and gaining new fans. But hasn’t that been her M.O. since Day 1? I am on the Badu Express and have no intentions of getting off any time soon. The creativity of her mind… maybe they’ll put it in the Smithsonian after her death. Not that we want that to happen any time soon. I can’t wait – well, I can, but you know what I am saying –  for her to bring it full circle and end her career with a jazzy, neo-soul vibe. Yes, I just re-used “jazzy, neo-soul;” that was intentional. Knowing Badu, maybe she’ll re-record Baduism and release it as her final swan song.



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