In the new issue of Interview Magazine, Erykah Badu conducted a Q&A with Kendrick Lamar in which he gets K. Dot reavealed his top 10 favorite rappers (in no particular order: Jay-Z, Nas, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, B.I.G., Eminem, André 3000, Rakim, Kurupt, DMX). Kendrick also revealed an odd tour rider which includes: Fruity Pebbles, baked chicken, a bottle of Hennessy, and Polo socks. Head over to Interview’s website to read the full interview.
After the audio and some behind-the-scenes action, Janelle Monae offers up the new visuals for her Erykah Badu-assisted single (which is available on iTunes). The Electric Lady, dropping later this year.
In light of #ThrowbackThursday, I’ve decided to bring back one of my favorite songs from The Roots of all time. In 1999, The Roots crew released their Eve (of Destruction) and Erykah Badu featured single single “You Got Me”. While penning the song, Philly’s Jill Scott recorded her own version before being replaced by Erykah on The Roots’ Things Fall Apart. Six year’s later the original Jill Scott version was released on 2001′s Home Grown! The Beginner s Guide to Understanding the Roots Volume 1. Take a listen to both versions and just try to pick a clear winner on whose was better. Don’t worry, I’ll wait…
In similar fashion to the recent DJ Premier x NaS x Berklee Symphony Orchestra collab, producer Mark Ronson recruits Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Trombone Shorty & The Dap Kings (of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings fame) for a dope, funky, New Orleans-bluesy tune. The documentary, RE:GENERATION out soon. Props to OS.
The most hip-hop friendly children’s television show takes its talents to the house of Jimmy Fallon, and recruits a few of their friends for one puppet-friendly jam session. *dead* at Bootsy Collins and Erykah kicking at the start.