Erykah Badu

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‘Black music is my superpower. It’s my way of showing love’: the art of Georgia Anne Muldrow
The LA musician, who has unleashed another of her psychedelic funk and hip-hop beat tapes, talks about social justice, her time in Brixton and the battle over ‘woke’, a word she helped popularise

Christine Ochefu

28, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Erykah Badu defends R Kelly: 'I love you. Unconditionally'
The musician says she’s ‘putting up a prayer right now’ for the R&B singer following a TV documentary that repeated allegations against him

Laura Snapes

21, Jan, 2019 @10:58 AM

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Roy Hargrove: 10 key performances, from bebop to hip-hop crossovers
The American trumpeter, who has died aged 49, influenced a new generation of jazz artists with his soul and funk fusion

Ammar Kalia

06, Nov, 2018 @1:49 PM

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Field Day review – shifting sounds tighten up London's festival scene
Under orders not to upset new neighbours, Field Day got strict with its headliners – pulling the plug on an overtime Erykah Badu – while serving a jazzy lineup of fresh stars

Chal Ravens

03, Jun, 2018 @11:28 AM

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'I'm not sorry I said it': Erykah Badu on music, motherhood and wildly unpopular opinions
The neo-soul star has sold millions, raised three kids and embodied wokeness before the word was even coined. But can her reputation survive January’s ‘I saw something good in Hitler’ comment?

Lanre Bakare

24, May, 2018 @5:12 PM

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The best US summer festival lineups: from Janelle Monáe to James Taylor
A range of star-packed festivals, ranging from R&B to rock, offer unusual collaborations, stage theatrics and stunning locations

Katie Bain

16, May, 2018 @4:25 PM

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‘Hitler was a wonderful painter’: Erykah Badu, and other career capsizing interviews
From brostep pop stars to Hollywood veterans, we explore some of the problematic interviews that caused a furore

Pete Cashmore

27, Feb, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Fela Kuti: Vinyl Box Set 4 review – dream present for Afrobeat fans
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Neil Spencer

10, Dec, 2017 @8:00 AM

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The best R&B of 2016 has nothing to do with Frank Ocean
The release of Blond threatens to overshadow that this year has been a vintage year for R&B with artists from KING to Abra pushing the genre’s boundaries

Alex Macpherson

22, Aug, 2016 @5:24 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about feminism
Our reader picks the best of your nominations on the theme – from sarcastic punks and accidental celebrations to a war on the glass ceiling

George Boyland

21, Apr, 2016 @11:00 AM

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The DOC: rapper ready to get back in the game 26 years after vocal injury
The NWA associate’s career came to a halt after a near-fatal car crash altered his speech. His Dallas show with Erykah Badu proved he’s poised for a comeback

Ben Westhoff

21, Oct, 2015 @2:54 PM

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Black hair: why it's time to stop politicising it
When Empire actor, Taraji P Henson, appeared in cornrows, media reaction came thick and fast. Why are we still analysing black people’s hairstyle choices?

Kenya Hunt

19, Oct, 2015 @1:36 PM

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