Erykah Badu: C /D, S&D

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Haha, I'm guessing this is a case of similar names here, but that would be kind of awesome Porcupine Tree guitarist Steven Wilson was involved in this too.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 14 November 2011 01:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

new song featuring erykah - really nice, jazzy, gonna check this project out when it drops (think robert glasper's been working with king as well)

http://royayersproject.com/2012/01/robert-glasper-experiement-feat-erykah-badu-afro-blue-audio-2012/

all i see is angels in my eyes (lex pretend), Friday, 6 January 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

gonna see glasper with bilal and co. (fingers crossed maybe erykah or lupe and folks) in late feb; looking forward to that show a lot.

Thug Luftwaffle (forksclovetofu), Friday, 6 January 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's always been a great live show.

Thug Luftwaffle (forksclovetofu), Friday, 6 January 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Was on Letterman this week doing something fucking awesome.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/erykah-badu-interview-re-generation/

Interview also says that her next album comes out 4th Quarter 2012 - so we should probably expect it by February 2013.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

they're probably regretting printing the sleeve on such oil-resistant card though, right

john-claude van donne (schlump), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

hm?

the original recorded version has Yasiin Bey/Mos Def on it also.

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wonder what her next record is. like the flying lotus one i guess, sooner than loretta brown? & when the Cannabinoids record is.

xp oh i just meant that letterman holds up a grossly fingerprint smudged lp sleeve

john-claude van donne (schlump), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

this whole setup is super lame, but she sounds great:

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 17 February 2012 22:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Are the Cannabinoids just her back up band? Or is there like an ALBUM she is specifically making with them?

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 17 February 2012 22:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

reviews from the shows say that they're playing remodelled erykah jams & a bunch of their own stuff. some stuff that erykah does sorta non-authorially doesn't totally do it for me even though it ticks a lot of boxes, like the letterman thing above or the recent blue note thing, which was super nice but just didn't have the focus of her records. like hearing that she's in a group w/tony allen & damon albarn makes me feel like it'll be some nice sounding record that doesn't do anything for me, but who knows, i'm maybe just less into her guest spots than some ppl

john-claude van donne (schlump), Friday, 17 February 2012 22:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

that interview is awesome; thanks Alex for posting it

kvetcher in the rye (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 18 February 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

dope:

So Arabian Spruce (Whitey on the Moon), Friday, 23 March 2012 06:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

the whole robert glasper album is excellent, surprised there hasn't been more discussion on ILM

lex pretend, Friday, 23 March 2012 09:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

what, even the Nirvana cover lex?

Number None, Friday, 23 March 2012 13:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes! the second cover of that song i love. totally transforms the shitty original

lex pretend, Friday, 23 March 2012 14:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

i talked a little about it on a jazz thread, but it's kinda boring and safe. i'm happy to listen to chris dave play beats for an hour, but it seems like it's in this weird middle ground between a 'real' song-focused r&b record and a jazz/musician's record where the trio gets to go hard, so it's not quite satisfying in either sense. it almost feels like a demo reel for them to get even more gigs backing up great vocalists.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe i need to give it another shot

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

jordan you are the first person i've heard who agrees with me about this! i like it but i don't love it, and i've thought it was my fault until now. not enough variation, i think -- for me, esperanza spalding's 'radio music society' is what 'black radio' thinks it is.

Display Name (this cannot be changed):, Friday, 23 March 2012 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I listened to the first song and was not wowed, and meant to get back to it but haven't.

curmudgeon, Friday, 23 March 2012 15:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think live it would light up insane

Lil T the Bowed Jet (forksclovetofu), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

is this cannot be changed m4tt c?

The Reverend, Friday, 23 March 2012 18:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

si claro

Display Name (this cannot be changed):, Friday, 23 March 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

I accidentally sonned your dome (stevie), Monday, 23 April 2012 21:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

ASTONISHING imho

I accidentally sonned your dome (stevie), Monday, 23 April 2012 21:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

ps has this been discussed here yet? http://www.kevinnottingham.com/2012/03/25/the-cannabinoids-the-beat-tape-vol-1/

I accidentally sonned your dome (stevie), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 18:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

http://vimeo.com/43298255

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh o_O_o

NSFW

The Reverend, Saturday, 2 June 2012 19:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

I kind of like the fact that she was so prim and proper in her 20s but now that she's in her 40s is all "HERE'S MY COOCH"

The Reverend, Saturday, 2 June 2012 19:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

O_______O

twittering spinster (k3vin k.), Saturday, 2 June 2012 19:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

the flaming lips -- enabling weird nightmares since 1985.

tylerw, Saturday, 2 June 2012 19:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's not her! it's her sister. which makes the entire thing even weirder.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Saturday, 2 June 2012 20:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

that's erykah in the bathtub though, right? lip-syncing?

tylerw, Saturday, 2 June 2012 20:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

huh. xp

The Reverend, Saturday, 2 June 2012 20:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'm not sure. the whole thing might be her sister. they look very similar.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Saturday, 2 June 2012 20:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

looks good, whoever it is. the song is terrible.

jump them into a gang - into the absurd (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 2 June 2012 20:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

jizztub

Word of Wisdom Robots (Abbbottt), Sunday, 3 June 2012 01:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

fuck off, flaming lips

een, Sunday, 3 June 2012 01:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

fuck off, flaming lips

‎3:33pm dallas
@waynecoyne then... perhaps, next time u get an occasion to work with an artist who respects your mind/art, you should send at least a ROUGh version of the video u PLAN to release b4 u manipulate or compromise the artist's brand by desperately releasing a poor excuse for shock and nudity that sends a convoluted message that passes as art( to some).
Even with Window Seat there was a method and thought process involved. I have not one need for publicity . I just love artistic dialogue . And just because an image is shocking does not make it art.
You obviously have a misconception of who I am artistically. I don't mind that but...
By the way you are an ass.
Yu did everything wrong from the on set .
First:
You showed me a concept of beautiful tasteful imagery( by way of vid text messages) .
I trusted that. I was mistaken.
Then u release an unedited, unapproved version within the next few days.
That all spells 1 thing ,
Self Serving .
When asked what the concept
meant after u explained it , u replied ,"it doesn't mean anything , I just want to make a great video that everyone is going to watch. "
I understood , because as an artist we all desire that. But we don't all do it at another artist's expense .
I attempted to resolve this respectfully by having conversations with u after the release but that too proved to be a poor excuse for art.
From jump,
You begged me to sit in a tub of that other shit and I said naw. I refused to sit in any liquid that was not water. But Out of RESPECT for you and the artist you 'appear' to be, I Didn't wanna kill your concept , wanted u to at least get it out of your head . After all, u spent your dough on studio , trip to Dallas etc.. Sooo, I invited Nayrok , my lil sis and artist, who is much more liberal ,to be subject of those other disturbing (to me ) scenes . I told u from jump that I believed your concept to be disturbing. But would give your edit a chance.
You then said u would take my shots ( in clear water/ fully covered parts -seemed harmless enough) and Nayrok's part ( which I was not present for but saw the photos and a sample scene of cornstarch dripping ) and edit them together along with cosmic, green screen images ( which no one saw) then would show me the edit. .
Instead, U disrespected me by releasing pics and rough vid on the internet without my approval. (Contract breech )
That is equivalent to putting out a security camera's images of me changing in the fitting room.
I never would have approved that tasteless, meaningless, shock motivated video .
Our art is a reflection of who we are . I have no connection to those images shot in their raw version. I was interested in seeing an amazing edit that would perhaps change or alter my thoughts . Never happened .
You also did the same thing with the song itself which displays crappy "rough "vocals by me . I let it go , perhaps iiiii was missing something, I thought.
I Should have followed my first mind back in studio when recording the vocals "your way".
( Red flag.) It was uncomfortable.
For that I am at fault .
Consequently, brother, As a human I am disgusted with your what appears to be desperation and poor execution. And disregard for others . As a director I am unimpressed . As a sociologist I understand your type. As your fellow artist I am uninspired. As a woman I feel violated and underestimated.
Hope it works out for ya ,Wayne.
Really i could give a shit less.
Still love your live show tho.
And , you're welcomed.
Lesson learned .
By the way I have guested in very few videos. But I have always been given the opportunity to see the edit and contribute to it when my roll is substantial. Not this time .
I guess u feel it better to apologize than ask for permission and be refused . Hey, Love u man, but your ways are not very nice .
O, And on behalf of all the artists u have manipulated or plan to manipulate, find another way .
These things have been said out of necessity.
And if you don't like it
you can KiSS MY Glittery ASS .
O and Nayrok told me to tell u to kiss her ass too .
Almost forgot.
Peace

Ms. Badu

Analog Girl's Magnetic Strip Club

Björk lied (Eric H.), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 21:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

yikes!

tylerw, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 21:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Only now just watched it and, yes, fuck you flaming lips.

Björk lied (Eric H.), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 21:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

can someone shorthand what happened here

bnw, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 21:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

ouch

retro-shittified (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 21:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Apparently she's lost Shafiq's number. Can someone plz just pass it along to her and we can put this whole last 6 months or so of collaborating with shit musicians behind us? kthxbye.

Björk lied (Eric H.), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 21:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

The backtracking on this has been pretty epic on all sides, tho, tbh.

Björk lied (Eric H.), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 21:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

how so?

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 21:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

*applauds erykah*

kanye kardashian (lex pretend), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 21:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

wow that is very hammer

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 6 June 2012 21:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

eric, you have a link to that instead of the text?

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 6 June 2012 21:59 (1 year ago) Permalink


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