Around this time in 2015 Erykah Badu released her communications-oriented EP But You Cain’t Use My Phone, inspired by Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” Since then she’s kept busy by touring, remixing tracks from Wintertime, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Kanye West, and accompanying the likes of Robert Glasper, Nas and D.R.A.M. on their respective songs. She is also set to host the 2016 Soul Train Awards, which airs November 27th on centric and BET.
The genre-defining and defying musician recently visited the office of The New York Times for a Facebook Q&A session with her fans. Following that she put on a show in which she performed some of her most popular songs: “Time’s A Wastin'” and “… & On” from her second studio album Mama’s Gun, and her breakout debut single “On & On.”
On top of the New York Times performance, Erykah Badu also stopped by Hot97 to speak on a variety of topics.
The gem of the interview, though, is when she praised D.R.A.M. — calling him the “love child of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, George Clinton and D’Angelo.”