Self-described as a “mother first,” Badu is a touring artist, producer, DJ, director, activist, holistic healer, doula, veggie, b-girl, observer, hustler…
Erykah Badu, best known for her eccentric style and cerebral music, is a Grammy-Award-Winning American soul singer and songwriter. Regarded as the queen of neo-soul, Badu’s sound — a concoction of soul, hip-hop, and jazz — cannot be contained to a single genre. Self-described as a “mother first,” Badu is a touring artist, DJ, teacher, community activist, holistic healer, vegan, recycler, and conscious spirit.
Baduizm, Badu’s highly acclaimed debut album, was released in early 1997 went triple platinum and, along with “On & On,” won Grammy Awards at the 1998 ceremony. Badu also released her fifth studio album and the second installment of a two-part New Amerykah series. New Amerykah Part 1: Fourth World War is a concept album that was digitally produced and political in tone, debuted at no. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Rolling Stone named it one of the year’s best albums. New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh features lush live instrumentation and taps into Badu’s emotional side by thematically focusing on romance and relationships, made its debut at no. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart.
DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown is Erykah’s DJ alias. Playing an eclectic mix of funk, soul, and hip hop.