Erykah Badu Lectures, Partners With Mark Ronson, Mos Def, Trombone Shorty, Dap-Kings
Got two hours to kill? Then, by all means, give the above clip of Miss Erykah Badu talking to the folks at the Red Bull Music Academy a watch and hear her talk about her sonic evolution, her musical upbringing and the debt she owes to artists such as J Dilla.
Alas, if you don't have two hours -- and who does? -- then the five-and-a-half-minute streaming treat you'll find after the jump is more likely your speed. The song, you may recall , comes courtesy of the upcoming Hyundai- and Gammys-backed collaboration documentary called Re:Generation and finds Badu collaborating with an impressive collection of artists -- Mark Ronson, Mos Def and Tomrbone Shorty, plus members of the Dap-Kings and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The song was recorded in New Orleans, and sounds like it.
It also features one of Badu's all-time great opening lyrics: "Yo momma don't wear no drawers."
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