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Erykah Badu with Janelle Monáe
Erykah Badu knew exactly what she was doing when she asked Bad Boy bad girl Janelle Monáe to join her on this tour. From what...
| June 01, 2010
More than human
It’s hard to talk about Janelle Monáe when your jaw’s fallen off.
Janelle Monáe is about to take over the planet
| May 28, 2010
June 6 | Erykah Badu at the Orpheum Theatre
Great music appeals to multiple senses. Our eyes pop when we see Beyoncé shake her brightly bejeweled booty; when Aretha Franklin takes the stage, we...
| May 17, 2010
Viral video killed the MTV star? The four most shocking music video clips of 2010 (so far)
Was it really only a year and a half ago that MTV cancelled TRL? It seems like a lifetime since that fateful final episode, a...
| April 28, 2010
Review: Speech Debelle | Speech Therapy
It's unfortunate that there's a glass ceiling in the US market for British hip-hop — but for the lovely, clipped London accent that gives truth to Speech Debelle's delivery, this release would be huge stateside.
Big Dada (2009)
| August 07, 2009
Photos: Sunday at Bonnaroo 2009
Phish, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, and more at Bonnaroo 2009
Phish, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, and more at Bonnaroo 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee
| June 19, 2009
An abridged history of the Roots' collabs
| January 20, 2009
We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| December 24, 2008
The cyborg and the sistah
What’s in a fantasy world?
Janet’s Discipline and Badu’s New AmErykah
| March 17, 2008
| January 09, 2008
Too legit to quit
The early word on Wu-Tang Clan’s new 8 Diagrams is that it will rip the group apart at the seams.
Wu-Tang Clan and Ghostface Killah
| December 31, 2007
Get heavy with it
It’s a late weeknight and I’m washing dishes in the kitchen when I hear my wife’s voice from down the hall: “Come look at this!” Wicked Wisdom perform "Something Inside of Me" on The Late Show with David Letterman (YouTube)
Down and dirty with Mrs. Smith
| August 10, 2006
Rae of light
Touted as the second coming of Erykah Badu and Billie Holiday by the London press, Corinne Bailey Rae is a twentysomething singer whose luxurious, lazy phrasing and sweet tone are closer to Diana Ross in Lady Sings the Blues .
England's next big export?
| March 15, 2006
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