Lecture: Erykah Badu (Madrid 2011)

Lecture: Erykah Badu (Madrid 2011) from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo.

Besides spending some time today working on Archetype projects, I took the time to looking into a couple of these episodes from The Red Bull Academy online series. Above is a great interview with Erykah Badu, well I should say lecture by Erykah Badu since the interviewer was not the best. But regardless this video is full of insight into the life of this one of a kind neo-soul artist.

Erykah Badu needs little introduction. Her seminal works like 'Baduizm' and the 'New AmErykah' series have successively upped the ante in terms of what can be done within the soul spectrum. Erykah fuses cosmic b-girl bravado with the forward-thinking sounds of producers like the Soulquarians, Madlib, and more recently, Academy grad Flying Lotus, to create a sonically varied body of work – selling millions of albums in the process. She also heads up her own record label, Control FreaQ, and has even been caught on the ones and twos recently, under her moniker DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown. Watch her tell the story to Eothen 'Egon' Alapatt at the Red Bull Music Academy 2011 in Madrid.