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Erykah Badu with Janelle Monáe

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...
By webteam  |  June 01, 2010
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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
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 28, 2010
June 6 | Erykah Badu at the Orpheum Theatre

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...
By Scott Kearnan  |  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...
By Daniel Brockman  |  April 28, 2010
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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)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 07, 2009
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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
By LEXY WINTER  |  June 19, 2009


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An abridged history of the Roots' collabs

Collaborations
Tangled up
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 20, 2009
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2008 Listravaganza!

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
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2008
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The cyborg and the sistah

What’s in a fantasy world?
Janet’s Discipline and Badu’s New AmErykah
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  March 17, 2008
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Karen Beebe


Almost famous
By FRANK MULLIN  |  January 09, 2008
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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
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  December 31, 2007


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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
By JON GARELICK  |  August 10, 2006
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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?
By KEN MICALLEF  |  March 15, 2006