Thoughtful and envelope-pushing, the best Erykah Badu songs prove exactly why the singer has been crowned “The First Lady Of Neo-Soul”.
Here are all of the ways that you can toke-up and chill out while isolating at home.
The newest edition of Badu's unique live-stream series, “Quarantine Concert Series, Apocalypse Two: The Rooms”, will broadcast live on Sunday.
Genre-defining anthems from the finest golden age of R&B, the best 90s R&B songs still fill dancefloors while speaking to the soul.
With ‘New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh’, Erykah Badu delivered an “emotional and flowy” album “about feelings”.
As it stands, the ultra-eclectic playlist includes tracks from artists ranging from Erykah Badu to Tame Impala, Jessie Ware, Peggy Lee and Talk Talk.
Poetic and provocative, Common rose from underground hip-hop to become the music’s fiercest custodian. The best Common songs reveal how.
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’.
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.
Cannily deployed to create touching moments and forge connections, the best romantic comedy songs have defined iconic romcoms.
Voodoo still stands as a wildly innovative, forward-thinking and challenging record, who knew it would take 14 years for D’Angelo to top it.
The full line-up of artists will perform over the course of two long weekends, first from 23 April to 26 April, and then from 30 April to 3 May.
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.
While ‘Baduizm’ turned her into a household name, ‘Mama’s Gun’ cemented Erykah Badu’s status as the new face of R&B.