Erykah Badu is without a doubt a music legend. From “Window Seat” to “On&On” and beyond, Badu has proven herself to be not only a musical genius but also a powerhouse throughout other aspects of the culture like fashion, healing practices, education and so much more. From the release of her 1997 classic album Baduizm all the way to 2015’s But You Caint Use My Phone, Badu has continued to bring the illest and most soulful vibes while entertaining us in almost every other aspect of her life simultaneously.
“I’m free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don’t try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don’t compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that” — Erykah Badu
Here are Rated R&B’s five reasons to love Erykah Badu.
Musically, she’s more than just a singer.
Badu’s smooth and unique voice has helped her reach great heights in the music business, no doubt, however, her work as a DJ, rapper, producer and songwriter have shown that she is an overall force in more than one part of the music business. One of Badu’s other “personas” of sorts is DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown. She DJs at music festivals, award shows and so much more. Her work as a DJ, as well as a producer, has shown that she can be at both the forefront and the background of music.