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Erykah Badu is best known for her soulful music style, showcased on albums such as the Grammy Award-winning Baduizm and 1997's Live.
in 2003, Badu also gave back to the community in which she had grown up by transforming the dilapidated Black Forest Theater in downtown Dallas into a space for charity events and theater. It would also serve as the offices for her nonprofit, B.L.I.N.D. (Beautiful Love Incorporated Nonprofit Development), which she founded in 1997 as a means of bringing culture and arts to inner-city areas to cultivate change.
In 2004, Badu gave birth to her second child, daughter Puma Sabti. The same year, she participated in the film Dave Chappelle's Block Party, performing several songs with fellow R&B superstars. The following year, Badu launched her own music label, Control FreaQ Records
Badu's fifth studio album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, emerged in 2010 with a softer tone than its predecessor. As the reigning queen of neo-soul, Badu continues to create music, art and spirituality everywhere she goes.
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Much controvesy is swirling around the newly "UNAUTHORIZED" release of the Erykah Badu - Killing Me Softly video. Males and females alike respond with similiar expressions of dislike and disappointment.
IS IT ART?
Few can argue the point that the human body is all but a work of art. But, true as it may be, there are appropriate, and inappropriate means of expressing it
Did Miz Badu go to far with this piece? Was there a 'breach of trust' in the relaese of the video? Or merely a publicity tactic?
Let's get LIVE!!!! After Dark!
One of our absolute favorite artist musically is Ms. Erykah Badu. If you have been to our website at www.explainthattalkshow.webs.com and search her name you will see a host of videos from our girl. She inspires us and so tonight, we pay homage to her! Call in and share your favorite Erykah music, moments, and we will share with you some of our own.
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This week on Black Women in Conversation, the show that is always a positive call to action, we're discussing the complex controversy surrounding the Erykah Badu/Flaming Lips video. We're will be in conversation about the backlash she received from the Black community, whether or not Black women bear the sole burden for the ways in which we’re presented in the media, and use this opportunity to continue building authentic counter-narratives to prevailing negative stereotypes that present obstacles to liberation, freedom and regard for Black women and girls.
We will be discussing the real factors of race, sex, power, access and privilege throughout this controversy, as well as issues of exploitation. Where does consent begin and end?
If you haven’t seen the video, you should know that it’s not for younger or sensitive viewers.
A blogger online states: "The video itself and all of the resulting aftermath are all so viscerally exploitative that I physically ache for her [Erykah Badu]. And whether or not you are a fan of her music, if you call yourself a person of feminist, anti-sexist, anti-racist, anti-patriarchal identification, then you need to be on her side with this...This is not about nudity."
A carry over topic from the Black Teen Empowerment Radio segment "Erykah Badu: From Bag Lady To Video Skank".
The responses from have been insightful, insane and intolerant of any kind of criticism of their Neo-Soul idol. I will what "Group Think" actually is lest you be miseducated by Ms. Badu's interpretation.
Who is Erykah Badu and lets pass judgement on her "body" of so-called art as well as examine her inspiration and motivation.
LISTEN TO THE SMOOTH SOUNDS OF THE JAZZ ALLSTARS AS THEY PLAY ALL OF ERYKAH BADU'S GREATESTS HITS.
"ON AND ON" "NEXT LIFETIME" "TYRONE" AND MANY MORE. "DON'T MISS THIS SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO MY SISTER, ERYKAH BADU" ONLY ON 104.8 THE CONSCIOUS CONNECTION WITH ME, "THE NATURAL MYSTIC"
She's been known to shake it up with antics that confounds the norm, but her lyrical abilities are matchless. Tonight, the Lyrical Divas will pay tribute to this lyrical diva as we play some of her tunes and "speak on it" while spitting pieces in this lifetime to reflect the spirit of Erykah Badu. Call in and get your voice heard by dialing 1(914) 803-4004. MzSpoon will be waiting.
With the release of her controversial music video for the single 'Window Seat,' Erykah Badu has once again shook up the music world. From Twitter to mainstream media, everyone is talking about the video and meaning behind it.
Join us as we discuss the video and all the hoopla that is surrounding it. If you would like to join inon the conversation please call 718-664-6383 or join us in the chatroom at 6pm EST.
How in the world does she do it? Erykah Badu is truly a pioneer that has crafted a niche in this music field, and she has learned to stay afloat although this song truly sucks! Lets talk about it! PJ SAYS
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