The performance found Badu and her band partnering with the Roots, who notably played on several Baduizm tracks (though not originally "On and On"). The musicians injected the steady R&B groove of "On and On" with the blaring horns and shuffling Afrobeat funk of "Sorrow Tears and Blood," while Badu delivered an engrossing vocal performance touched with a bit of humor as she
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Fans refer to her as the queen of soul, a style icon and a Grammy-winning artist, but Erykah Badu is also much more than that.
The musician, 46, also happens to be in touch with her spiritual side. After my experience with her, I’d even go as far as calling her my spiritual guru. From appearing in the documentary Holistic Wellness for the Hip Hop Generation to sharing her daily routine
Fantasia Barrino, Faith Evans, Bilal and Mali Music go head-to-head in a freestyle session called “Soul Cypher” for the 2017 Soul Train Awards, and only Et has your first look.
Barrino brings down the house with a soul-stirring melody complete with a lyrical throwback to her 2004 debut album, Free Yourself. Of course, she's not the only powerful voice rocking the mic, as all four participants rise to the occasion, while the award show's host, Erykah Badu, mans the turntables. See the teaser in the video player above.
“I’ve never done the cypher before so going into it I was really nervous,” Barrino said to Et, during the taping of the song segment in Los Angeles last month. “But whenever you’re coming into the room with legends like Erykah Badu, Faith Evans, Bilal and Mali Music, it pushes you to want to do great and just enjoy that moment and watch them."
Et's Denny Directo sat down with the 46-year-old singer for a Facebook Live interview on Tuesday, as she prepared to host the 2017 Soul Train Awards, and reflected on the 20th anniversary of her iconic song.
"It just came together on stage actually. You know, the tradition of hip-hop, we just freestyle on stage a lot. And that song was actually freestyled. We used to play around on the rose in rehearsal... it was a real soulful kind of thing," Badu recalled. "I got on stage one night and gave [Norman "Keys" Hurt] the cue to play that, and the background singers would just look or nod, they understood, 'This is what we're going to do. Are you sure you want to do this?' And I'm like, 'Ok.'"
"I just started and it just turned into 'Tyrone,'" she shared. "It was on the
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This year’s Fyf Fest is bringing some of music’s biggest names to Los Angeles, including legendary hip-hop queen Missy Elliott, whose performance at Fyf will be her only show this year, according to festival organizers. From Frank Ocean and Solange to A Tribe Called Quest and Erykah Badu, hip-hop fans are sure to be pleased with the lineup.
It doesn’t end there, according to Fyf Fest’s official Twitter page — Nine Inch Nails will play their
The actress’ second Daya by Zendaya line, featuring a blend of athleisure pieces, jumpsuits, fun denim staples and dresses that were key in her debut collection, launched Wednesday in a revamped look of cuts and colors.
“Everything I see for the brand is slowly starting to come true in the sense of how I wanted it to be very open,” Zendaya, 20, tells People of the line, which includes sizes ranging from Xs to Xxl with
So, of course, Knowles is going to bring her cool style to the Metropolitan Museum of Art steps tonight and interpret the theme in her own way. In fact, as she explained recently during an interview at the Reebok Classic Leather event during Coachella, she’s looking to Studio 54 legend
April 2016: President Obama, along with the rest of the world, mourned the death of Prince by calling him “a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer,” according to Rolling Stone.
May 2016: Shonda Rhimes used Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” and “Delirious” on two of her hit ABC shows, Grey’s Anatomy
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