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Erykah Badu's good looks and incredible singing voice have clearly been passed on to her daughter, Puma, who she shares with West Coast rapper The D.O.C. On Saturday, the neo-soul icon shared a series of videos of her 12-year-old performing Rihanna's "Stay" - and not only were her vocals stunningly impressive, but she also managed to sing the song while in a hoop swing. Seriously, you need to see (and hear) it for yourself. Related:Erykah Badu Sang on the Streets of NYC, and All She Made Was a Lousy $3.60 »
- Brittney Stephens
Outkast’s “Ms. Jackson” was a chart-topping hit, but for Erykah Badu and her mother – the song had a whole other level of meaning. Related: Erykah Badu Honours Prince At 2016 Bet Awards The song was inspired by Andre 3000’s romantic relationship with Badu, the pair have a 19-year-old son. Speaking with Rap Radar, the […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
Beyoncé won big at Sunday night's 2016 Soul Train Awards! Erykah Badu hosted the annual event, which honored Edward Theodore "Teddy" Riley with the evening's highest award, the Legend Award. The award show also honored Brandy with the 2nd annual Lady of Soul Award. Both Brandy and Riley were recognized for their "longstanding presence in the music industry and influence on the world of soul and R&B music past and present." Of course, many others took home trophies. Here is the complete list of winners: Best New Artist: Chance The Rapper Best R&B/Soul Male Artist: Maxwell Centric Certified Award: Anderson »
Beyonce dominated the Soul Train Awards on Sunday, picking up four trophies, including Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “Formation” from her new album “Lemonade.” Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared took home two awards of their own, Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year) and Best Collaboration, for their smash hit “All the Way Up.” Neo-soul artist Erykah Badu hosted and executive produced the show, the first since Bet Networks acquired Soul Train earlier this year. Also Read: Kanye West Destroyed on Social Media for Beyonce and Jay-z Meltdown Dru. »
- Thom Geier
In the fall of 1996, Erykah Badu -- still largely unknown at the time -- just finished recording her debut album, Baduizm, which came out on Feb. 11, 1997 and ushered in a new genre, neo soul. The style of which was inspired by “a love for ‘70s music,” Badu tells Et and would be proliferated by the likes of D’Angelo, Jill Scott, Maxwell and Lauryn Hill and define R&B in the mid-to-late-‘90s.
Two decades later, it feels as if those artists are back on top again with A Tribe Called Quest, who blurred the lines of hip-hop and R&B, at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service and the re-emergence of D’Angelo, who surprised fans with the release of Black Messiah in late 2014. Hill, who after missing her surprise performance at the Grammys, made up for it with epic duet with The Weeknd on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Then »
It was all about love, light and delicious fare at Erykah Badu’s Soul Food Vegan Dinner Party on Monday night. Held at New York City’s popular private dining space The Kitchen Table, the Grammy-award winning singer celebrated her hosting gig on the upcoming Soul Train Awards with a savory seven-course meal created by friend and popular Oakland-based vegan chef Bryant Terry. To quote another soulful star, Solange, People was happy to have a seat at the table!
“I just want to thank you all for coming. Please eat with me, drink with me and talk with me,” Badu, »
It may be hard to remember the last time Saturday Night Live mattered before this weekend’s upcoming episode aired, but this is a doozy: Self-exiled genius comic Dave Chappelle is hosting with musical guest, long-disbanded genius hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, who just released their final album on Friday. It will be epic. Here’s why.
Before the show was announced, you didn’t think Atcq would perform again, and now you know the group won’t perform again. If you saw the fascinating documentary Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, then you know that there was no chance of Atcq reuniting. Q-Tip’s ego, Phife Dawg’s feelings and Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s solo success made it seem impossible. (Meanwhile, Jarobi White left the group in 1991 but rejoined in 2006.)
Then, to »
The Godmother of Soul is back!
One attention-grabbing moment from her 2015 hosting stint came when she declared that the R&B-focused award show isn’t for rappers and jokingly pretended to call rapper Iggy Azalea.
“Iggy Azalea? Yeah, hey!” she said. “Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no. You can come, ’cause what you’re doin’ is definitely not rap.”
Azalea seemed to respond in a tweet days later, although she did not name the R&B singer. »
- Char Adams
The 2016 Soul Train Awards are just around the corner, and we have some excited news ahead of the big night! E! News can exclusively reveal Erykah Badu will host the show once again, bringing her unique sense of style, her moving music and her comedic commentary to the stage as she helps to honor those in R&B and Soul music. She will be joined by Edward Theodore "Teddy" Riley who is set to receive the night's highest honor, the Legend Award, as well as Brandy, who will be honored with the 2nd annual Lady of Soul Award. Both Brandy and Riley are being recognized for their "longstanding presence in the music industry and influence on the world of soul and R&B music past »
If MTV Classic is anything like MTV, it'll be on the air for a month before people start complaining they don't play enough music. The "new" channel launched on August 1st, the 35th anniversary of MTV's debut, opening up the vaults to a pop-culture treasure trove that's been gathering dust for years. They should have done this years ago. MTV Classic wants to establish its music cred early on — they were wise to spend most of the first day playing classic Unplugged episodes, with Nirvana, Erykah Badu and R.E.M. The »
To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.
For July, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.
See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for July 2016
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, July 29. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.
Synopsis: A woman with a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, overachieving kids, beautiful home, stunning looks and still holding down a career. »
- Steve Greene
R.I.P., VH1 Classic.
MTV has announced that beginning Monday, Aug. 1, VH1 Classic will officially morph into MTV Classic. The newly-rebanded network will feature “an eclectic mix of fan-favorite MTV series” from the ’90s and ’00s, including Laguna Beach, Beavis & Butt-head, Cribs, Jackass, Punk’d, and Clone High.
RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?
The launch date was not chosen randomly. August 1 marks 35 years to the day that MTV first debuted.
“MTV’s programming vault is a music and pop culture goldmine with universal resonance,” said Sean Atkins, »
It goes without saying that a film executive produced by Nas would come with a killer soundtrack. And that’s definitely the case with Steven Caple Jr.’s “The Land,” which has just released its tracklist, and the star-studded lineup promises vibrant music to compliment the film’s setting: Cleveland’s underground hip-hop scene. Kanye West will be featured with […]
- Hildi Gabel
Erykah Badu is joining the campaign to process abandoned rape kits and find the criminals connected to them. Badu is partnering with the Right Productions to donate money from her Aug. 12 concert at Detroit’s Chene Park Amphitheater to the African American 490 Challenge. The 490 is a partner of Enough Said, the Michigan Women’s Foundation campaign raising money […]
The post Erykah Badu To Aid Detroit Rape Kit Project With Donations From Concert Funds appeared first on uInterview. »
- Khoreen Eccleston
There was a showstopper of an opener by Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar on the Bet Awards last night, plus a passionate call to action from Grey's Anatomy's Jesse Williams, a full tilt tribute to Prince performed by Bilal, Erykah Badu and The Roots, and strong words for Donald Trump from Best Actress winner Taraji P. Henson of Empire. Also, the late great Muhammad Ali was praised by daughter Laila and Samuel L. Jackson was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by his Ju… »
Who had the most moving Prince tributes at the Bet awards? Let’s see. The Roots, Erykah Badu and Bilal Badu did a soulful rendition of “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker.” Bilal came on stage to take over and do an ever-so-smooth cover of “The Beautiful Ones.” Stevie Wonder, Tori Kelly and Jennifer Hudson Wonder and Kelly started off the performance with “Take Me With U.” They were later joined by Jennifer Hudson, who wore a white hooded mini dress for a solo rendition of “Purple Rain.” Hudson didn’t even stay on stage to receive her well-deserved applause. She started walking backstage near the. »
- Rasha Ali
The Bet Awards held tonight produced several memorable moments – including an epic opening by Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar that blew the roof off, and a tribute to Prince performed by Bilal, Erykah Badu and The Roots. But the highlight happened later in the evening when Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams accepted Bet’s Humanitarian Award. First paying tribute to activists, working classes, African American mothers, and others who he said did the real work advancing equal… »
Two months after Prince's tragic passing, some of the biggest names in R&B came together at the Bet Awards to pay tribute to the musical trailblazer. Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monáe, the Roots, and Sheila E. all brought their best to multiple musical medleys, which ran throughout the night, highlighting hits from the Purple One's legendary career. Erykah Badu delivered the first tribute of the evening, belting out a sultry version of "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker" while the Roots served funky back up duty. She looked every inch the neo-soul goddess in a floor-length white faux-fur coat and leather pants, »
- Jordan Runtagh, @jordanruntagh
Two months after Prince's tragic passing, some of the biggest names in R&B came together at the Bet Awards to pay tribute to the musical trailblazer. Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae, the Roots, and Sheila E. all brought their best to multiple musical medleys, which ran throughout the night, highlighting hits from the Purple One's legendary career. Erykah Badu delivered the first tribute of the evening, belting out a sultry version of "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker" while the Roots served funky back up duty. She looked every inch the neo-soul goddess in a floor-length white faux-fur coat, »
- Jordan Runtagh, @jordanruntagh
Some of the biggest names in music assembled at Sunday’s Bet Awards for a diverse series of moving tributes to Prince, two months after the music legend’s untimely death.
PhotosBet Awards 2016: Beyoncé’s Surprise, Jesse Williams’ Powerful Speech and 8 Other Memorable Moments
But before we break down the performances, here’s some important background info: On May 23, just one day after Madonna and Stevie Wonder honored Prince at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, the Bet Awards tweeted a promo for its own upcoming Prince tribute.
“Yeah, we saw that,” the photo read, implying a less-than-stellar review of Madge’s effort. »
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