The celebrated bass player shares stories from his time accompanying D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, The Who, and more.
With ‘New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh,' Erykah Badu delivered an 'emotional and flowy' album 'about feelings.'
Poetic and provocative, Common rose from underground hip-hop to become the music’s fiercest custodian. The best Common songs reveal how.
In the early days of hip-hop, female rappers were essential to the genre’s biology, unapologetically detailing their experiences of the world they lived in.
The classically trained jazz pianist has always straddled the two worlds of jazz and hip-hop, most audibly on pathfinding albums the likes of ‘Black Radio.’
Thoughtful and envelope-pushing, the best Erykah Badu songs prove exactly why the singer has been crowned The First Lady Of Neo-Soul.
A watershed moment in hip-hop, ‘Things Fall Apart’ combined the raw energy of The Roots’ live shows with peerless production to birth a classic album.
‘Baduizm’ introduced the world to Erykah Badu’s idiosyncratic style in 1997, topping the R&B chart and crowning her the High Priestess Of Neo Soul.
‘I chose ‘Is This Love’ because love is timeless and we must always remember love conquers hate.’
Cannily deployed to create touching moments and forge connections, the best romantic comedy songs have defined iconic romcoms.
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Released in 2000, 'Voodoo' still stands as a wildly innovative, forward-thinking, and challenging record.
While ‘Baduizm’ turned her into a household name, ‘Mama’s Gun’ cemented Erykah Badu’s status as the new face of R&B.
The biggest moment of the awards was the ‘Ladies First’ cypher, featuring Teyana Taylor, H.E.R., Erykah Badu, and Brandy rapping over the beat for Brandy’s hit “I Wanna Be Down.”
The singer's influential approach has birthed a whole generation of artists that have followed her unique vocal style.