Erykah Badu talks ‘Neo Soul’, Dilla, Mama’s Gun & future projects at Red Bull Academy [Video]


Do you have a spare couple hours to learn about Baduizm? Good… Erykah Badu covers a hell of a lot of ground in this two hour sit down with the peoples at the Red Bull Music Academy, which is happening right now in Madrid. She talks about her early days, influences and how her and D’Angelo were under the wing of Kedar Massenburg who coined the term ‘Neo Soul’ for their music. She talks in depth about her work with Dilla on Mama’s Gun and her dedication to him on New AmErykah Pt. 1, “Telephone.”

She also talks about other producers she has worked with, including Madlib, 9th Wonder and her upcoming project with Flying Lotus. Literally, Erykah talks about her whole career pretty much, I can’t go through it all and spoil it for you. It’s a must watch for fans! Also watch for the Young Guru cameo in the Q&A session at the end.