On Wednesday, The FADER announced Erykah Badu as the cover of its next magazine. Along with the story/interview, it turns out, she delivered a new song, “I Been Going Thru It All.” In similar fashion to many of the songs on her But U Caint Use My Phone mixtape released last year, the song is a remix (Wintertime’s “Thru It All”) with a slightly adjusted name and flavor.
The songstress uses the minimalistic, drooping production to get some honesty out in the open, much like she did in the interview. “All I got is my fam. If you don’t give a f*ck, then I don’t really give a damn,” she spits in a repetitive flow letting the world know that, despite whatever perception you have of her based on recent social media shake ups or whatnot, Ms. Badu’s still the top dog.
Stream “I Been Going Thru It All” below.