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Erykah Badu answers questions on stage during the Red Bull Music Academy, a series of lectures and performances in New York City.
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May 3, 2013 Erykah Badu is far from your average pop star. Answering questions on stage in New York recently, she was more like a guru: She drew the audience close, received love and handled awkwardness with ease.
December 1, 2010 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Aloe Blacc, Arcade Fire and more artists from A to B.
Lady Gaga in her controversial video for "Telephone."
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May 28, 2010 For decades, musicians have used shock value to provoke their audiences. Elvis swung his hips, Madonna sang about her nonexistent virginity and Marilyn Manson named himself after a convicted killer. Now, there's a new crop of rabble-rousers on the scene. Lady Gaga, M.I.A. and Erykah Badu are among the artists continuing the tradition of shock value in music today.
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April 8, 2010 The entire album is dressed with a classic romanticism; excepting a few studio-room outtakes/interludes, New Amerykah Part 2 is all love songs — or, better put, falling-in-and-out-of-and-back-into-love songs, forming a complex of conflicted emotions over love's charms and harms.
April 14, 2008 With the release of New Amerykah: Part One (4th World War), Erykah Badu has an album New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones says is worth another listen.
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February 26, 2008 With her new CD Discipline, Janet Jackson leads a roster of new releases from veteran stars. Carl Wilson of the Globe and Mail looks at Jackson's album, plus new records from Dolly Parton and Erykah Badu.
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January 25, 2001 Music critic Tom Moon reviews the soulful sounds of Erykah Badu on a CD called Mama's Gun. Her music is a mix of 70's soul and modern hip hop. Moon says that on this record, through improvisation, Badu has found a way to make hip-hop regain its spontaneity.
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