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Erykah Badu

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Erykah Badu: Baduizm (Kedar Entertainment/Universal)

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, Rolling Stone, 20 February 1997

PERHAPS THE first thing you notice about Erykah Badu is her uncanny vocal similarity to Billie Holiday – from the very beginning of Baduizm, Badu's ...

Sarah McLachlan, The Indigo Girls, Erykah Badu et al: Lilith Fair, Civic Stadium, Portland, Oregon

Live Review by RJ Smith, Spin, September 1998

BEFORE ANYTHING else is said about the opening night of the 57-date Lilith Fair, let's note the nice: The climate at Portland's Civic Stadium was ...

D’Angelo: Voodoo/Erykah Badu: Mama’s Gun/Kelis: Kaleidoscope

Review by Cleothus Hardcastle, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

SOMEHOW "SOUL" music lives on, clinging to life in the midst of the coldest, meanest materialism. Straight outta Brooklyn came two of the heirs to ...

Brave Heart: Erykah Badu

Profile and Interview by Miles Marshall Lewis, Oneworld, January 2001

THE BEIGE, NONDESCRIPT couches at New York's LaGuardia Airport are surprisingly comfortable. Seven Sirius Benjamin-the adorably precocious three-year-old son of Erykah Badu and André Benjamin ...

Erykah Badu: Apollo, Manchester

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 18 July 2001

I HAVE SEEN Bowie atop a giant glass spider and U2 stuck inside a lemon, but I cannot recall an entrance like Erykah Badu's. ...

Erykah Badu: Worldwide Underground

Review by Mark Anthony Neal, PopMatters, 15 October 2003

SHE WAS QUEEN of the head-wrap set. A generation of young black folks trying to navigate the pitfalls of cultural negation in an era when ...

Erykah Badu: Somerset House, London

Live Review by Sophie Heawood, The Guardian, 17 July 2006

IN HER BILLOWING WHITE ROBES, with hair piled into a gigantic afro mohican, Erykah Badu looks incandescent and remarkable against the night sky at this ...

Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)

Review by Dan Gennoe, Yahoo! Music, March 2008

IN 1997, from out of nowhere, Erykah Badu delivered one of the most significant albums of modern R&B. ...

Erykah Badu: An interview

Interview by Evelyn McDonnell, Interview, 26 November 2008

IT'S BEEN MORE THAN A DECADE since a songstress from Dallas with her hair wrapped in a Nefertiti scarf first unleashed her boho soul upon ...

Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part Two: Return of The Ankh

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 26 March 2010

A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, Erykah Badu's highly politicised psychedelic-soul opus New Amerykah Part One (4th World Order) raised hopes that the "conscious" arm of ...

Erykah Badu: New Amerykah, Part Two (Return of the Ankh)

Review by Stevie Chick,, 30 March 2010

ERYKAH BADU HERSELF has explained that if Return of the Ankh and its predecessor, 2008's sublime New Amerykah: Part One (Fourth World War), were two ...

Erykah Badu: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 28 July 2010

THE LOT OF AN ERYKAH BADU fan isn't always a happy one. In the long queue outside Brixton Academy, two women are indignantly discussing the ...


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