Erykah Badu dropped a summer mixtape and we’re like, “Yasss.” The Badoula Oblongata never turns down a performance and since she’s been travelling around the world randomly touring; it makes sense that she would be hopping from studio to studio producing some new new for her Badu hive. A compilation of some funky jazz from legends like James Brown, Eddie Kendricks and Earth, Wind & Fire; the sound is reminiscent of the black power movement―incorporating traditional African drumming and 70s jazz culture. It’s a collection of pure energy and positivity―precisely what the Baduizm songstress lives by. Ms. Badu even left us with an uplifting quote to go along with her gift to us:
ALL OVER THE GLOBE…KEEP WALKING TALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS. SOMEDAY WE WILL ALL BE FREE. THE WORLD IS IN NEED OF HEALING…. I CAREFULLY AND LOVINGLY SELECTED HIGH FREQUENCY TONES FOR THE SOUL…. PLEASE LISTEN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.
LOVE, Ms. Badu
Thank you, goddess for your music of light and encouragement during this time of need.
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