A selection of Erykah Badu’s ’90s classics for Throwback Thursday.
Miss Erykah Badu has nestled her way back into the minds of everybody recently with her new mixtape, which included the infectious “Phone Down” and the creative twist on Drake‘s “Hotline Bling.” She’s been DJing around the country as Lo Down Loretta Brown, as well as selling out venues with her live show.
While the end of 2015 has brought forth some fresh new Badu material, we don’t want you to forget about the classics. Erykah has a bunch of them on her 1997 debut Baduizm and her sophomore LP Mama’s Gun. Worldwide Underground stacked up to the first two, creating a batch of three LPs that are on-par with anybody else’s. Amidst these albums are legendary neo-soul tunes like “On & On” and “Didn’t Cha Know,” tracks that are still sampled and referenced to this day.
The world would be different without Ms. Badu, and her influence on hip hop can’t be understated. Of course, there’s the fact that she’s been romantically involved with Jay Electronica, Andre 3000, and Common, but there’s also the grand influence that she had while working alongside D’Angelo, Talib Kweli, Rick Ross, Wu-Tang Clan, and so many more. Without further words, here is a Throwback Thursday dedicated to Erykah’s early classics.