Ericia Rashad Erykah Badu is an American actress, singer, vocalist and dancer. She has also received numerous other awards for her work in television, film and theatre. She is best known for her work in the television shows revolving around black women. She is also known for her voice over work, performing various roles in animated films and television series, including episodes of cartoons.
Born in Harlem, New York, Erykah Badu is described as a contemporary artist who is influenced by various forms of music. She was raised in poverty, going to public school, but her musical interests took her from her home to her first degree of college, studying music theory. Later on, she developed a love of hip-hop and went on to develop her recording skills by studying hip-hop beats in a classroom at Hunter College. Later on, she went on to have a major role in the development of what would become known as hip-hop instrumentals such as “Xxplosive” and “Love is in the air”.
However, Erykah Badu’s greatest claim to fame is probably her contribution to the hip-hop genre. Her first major release was a self-titled album that reached No.1 in the UK and No.2 in the US. Her chart topping single “Erykah” managed to go Platinum in the US and No.3 in the UK. A feature article in” BET” magazine named Erykah as one of the “100 most influential rappers of all time”, listed Erykah as one of the “20 best rappers who influenced hip-hop”.
Erykah Badu’s other singles are also well worth a listen to. “Hooked on Me” is about a girl who gets caught up in the fast pace of neo-soul culture. Meanwhile “Ride” is about the breaking up of a relationship. Other popular singles include “Is not Nothing Like the Real Erykah” and “Wake Up Sleep” which features Erykah on lead vocals.
Erykah Badu Measurements
|Figure Measurements||30-26-34 in|
|Waist Size||26 inches (66 cm)|
|Hips Size||34 inches (86 cm)|
|Height||5′ 0″ / 1.52 m|
|Weight||101.4 lbs / 46 kg|
With Erykah Badu you get a mix of soulful vocals, smooth hip-hop beats, and beats with a beat that is reminiscent of hip-hop. This is done with a retro style that gives Jay Electronica a unique sound that many can relate to. While not everyone will identify with the style, it is something good to see if you are trying to see good things in your life and make them happen.
Jay Electronica made his name in the hip-hop world and has since then gone on to star in his own self-titled album as well as work with artists such as Mos Def and Talib Kweli. Some people have said that his music has a New Age feel to it but it is also considered very rap. What is most notable is the man’s ability to incorporate so many sounds into one track. It is not uncommon to hear beats that would never be put together perfectly without his assistance. The man is truly talented and has managed to keep his style original while at the same time incorporating other styles of music that are popular today.