Support
provided by:
close
 

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu
courtesy of the artist

Erykah Badu.

Erykah Badu artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

News

Erykah Badu answers questions on stage during the Red Bull Music Academy, a series of lectures and performances in New York City.

May 3, 2013 Answering questions on stage in New York recently, Erykah Badu was more like a guru than a pop star.

Gaga in Telephone Video

May 28, 2010 Lady Gaga and M.I.A. are among the artists continuing the tradition of shock value in music.

ListenPlaylist

Reviews

Erykah Badu

April 8, 2010 On New Amerykah Part 2, the music's inviting warmth complements Erykah Badu's persona.

thumbnail

April 14, 2008 Critic Sasha Frere-Jones says Erykah Badu's New Amerykah: Part One is worth another listen.

ListenPlaylist

thumbnail

February 26, 2008 Test drive new releases from Janet Jackson, Dolly Parton and Erykah Badu.

ListenPlaylist

More Stories

Arcade Fire album cover

December 1, 2010 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Arcade Fire and more artists from A to B.

NPR Artist Directory

Chopin

Frederic Chopin

Hear Chopin's music in performance and perspective.

Search for your
favorite artist

Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

Enjoy archival interviews and performances from the folk revivalist.

Search for your
favorite artist

Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

Search for your
favorite artist

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hear and watch exclusive performances from the guitar-playing Mexican duo.

Search for your
favorite artist

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Hear concerts and interviews with the atmospheric art-folk singer.

Search for your
favorite artist

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

Hear performances and profiles of the jazz innovator's work.

Search for your
favorite artist

Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

Hear essential recordings and performances from the lauded quartet.

Search for your
favorite artist

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

Search for your
favorite artist

Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

Search for your
favorite artist

M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

Search for your
favorite artist

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Hear concerts and interviews with the grandiose art-rock band.

Search for your
favorite artist

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Purchase Featured Music

New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War
  • Artist: Erykah Badu
  • Label: Universal
  • Released: 2008