Erykah Badu Essay

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Erykah Badu (1971-present)
When I was younger my mom always played music loud around the house while cleaning up. She kept stacks of cds in the car. Majority of the time we listened to female r&b artist. Growing up I was exposed to female singers like Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, and Erykah Badu ect. The song I always enjoyed singing was “Tyrone” because it’s funny. The live performance for this song is very entertaining too because she’s a great performer and the band is great. Badu is very lyrical and some of her songs can be described as poetry. Her amazing creativity really stands out in the Def Jam Poetry. This is a performance I’ll always enjoy watching.
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The hit song on the album was “On & On” which striked no. 1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and played apart in earning her grammy ( ). In Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Best Albums of the Nineties” they said “ Her music was up-to-the-minute jazzy hip-hop R&B, but her voice sounded ancient, with a splash of Northern hipness and a twist of Southern comfort. It was Erykah Badu, from Brooklyn via Dallas, her head wrap tall and tight, singing of knowledge and philosophy and fulfilling unrequited love in the next lifetime. She was the sister-in-music of D'Angelo and Lauryn Hill, the Earth Mother of Nineties boho soul”. She was the definition of a soul singer and everyone loved the vibes and tone you received playing her music. She was also known for her style headwraps and big afros. The success from the album was so big it created a new movement called neo-soul, Erykah Badu was seen as the leading artist of this genre of music.
The Queen of Neo-Soul released a second album the same year of “Baduizm”. This was her first LP album titled “Live” and it also went double platinum. The same release day of the album Badu gave birth to her first child, Seven Sirius. The hit song “Tyrone” became no. 1 for six weeks straight. The song was freestyled and loved by so many. Check out her live performance:
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