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Art vs. Begging and the Reality of Modern-Day Manhattan

Sean Bradford | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

First off, there are rules and etiquette to busking, also known as street performance. Rule number one is you never ask people for money. This is not an act of desperation, but an act of self-promotion.

Erykah Badu Made $3.60 Singing In Times Square

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Entertainment

A-plus prankster Erykah Badu teamed up with OkayPlayer to release a video in which she tries to sing for money in Manhattan's Times Square. "In no way...

Sonic Dreams: Exclusive Interview With PELL

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

There is a space where existential nuance and personal confession all exist in the rhythms of a dreamscape universe. This is the world of Pell, and with his recent album Floating While Dreaming, he transports us to a universe of varied influences manifested in ambient sounds and serious hip-hop grooves.

The Best Singles of the 1990s That Missed the Top 50, Part 2

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.04.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If some of these are unfamiliar, take a listen -- they might just change your life for the better as they did mine twenty some years ago.

Songs That Made Me Want to Work in Music

Lily Golightly | Posted 08.31.2014 | Entertainment
Lily Golightly

I've always known that I've wanted to work in the music industry -- my childhood was filled with mirror-dancing to Debbie Gibson and Tiffany with visi...

Erykah Badu Tries To Crash Live TV News Broadcast, Hilarity Ensues

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.29.2014 | Entertainment

Erykah Badu is our new favorite prankster. The singer crashed a live TV news broadcast in a few fantastic ways. News anchor Mario Diaz was trying to r...

WOW: Erykah Badu Shares Steamy Sex Tips

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.27.2014 | Black Voices

--Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Erykah Badu shares personal sex tips on how to keep the fire burning in the bedroom. (Erykah Badu’s Twitter...

Amatus' Broken Compass

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Although her lyrics sometimes fall short of insight, her sultry delivery makes up for the missing poetry, especially heard in the last two tracks "Punk" and "Cherish."

What Celebrities Should Know Before Performing for Dictators

Alejandro Tarre | Posted 07.11.2014 | Entertainment
Alejandro Tarre

The story repeats itself every few months. A dictator hires a pop icon to perform at a party or private event. Once exposed, the celebrity faces the ire of human rights activists.

Julee Wilson

Erykah Badu And Ledisi Talk Beauty And Moms

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Black Voices

This Wednesday, Essence magazine celebrated two of its May 2014 cover girls -- neo-soul visionary Erykah Badu and eight-time Grammy nominee Ledisi -- ...

PHOTOS: These Ladies Wowed At The 2014 Met Gala

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Black Voices

The Met Gala is officially over, but we're still drooling over all the fabulous fashion moments. From Beyoncé's sheer Givenchy gown to Janelle Mo...

The Real Case Against Decriminalizing Marijuana

Terrance Hamm | Posted 06.16.2014 | Black Voices
Terrance Hamm

Times are pretty hard now. You can turn on the news and bear witness to all types of negative news stories. WTOP reports that unemployment rates are c...

Essence Magazine Promotes "Natural" Beauty in the Black Community

Rachel Hampton | Posted 06.10.2014 | Black Voices
Rachel Hampton

I applaud the publication on its endeavor to begin the conversation on natural beauty. "Pretty" goes beyond European style features and Brazilian imported tresses; it starts with a Black woman's kinks sprouting from her roots and raw individuality.

WOWZAS x Three!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices

We literally can't take our eyes off of Essence magazine's May issue. Maybe because the glossy decided to tap three of the most beautiful songstesses ...

11 Afros That Make It Impossible Not To Love Black Hair

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.21.2014 | Black Voices

The afro is a legendary hair style, the pinnacle of natural black hair that has graced the craniums of entertainers, athletes, historical and politica...

Erykah Badu Reveals All About Her 'Lo Down Loretta Brown' Persona [VIDEO]

Wyatt Closs | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

When she's behind the turntables, call her Lo Down Loretta Brown, not Erykah, thank you.

LOOK: Erykah Badu's Latest Hairdo Will Take You Back In Time

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Erykah Badu is taking us back...way back...back into time! On Thursday, the eccentric songstress debuted a hairstyle that we haven't seen since th...

LOOK: Erykah Badu Lands Givenchy's Spring 2014 Campaign

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Black Voices

Givenchy always pushes the envelope when it comes to its attention-grabbing ad campaigns. The French fashion house's creative director, Riccardo Tisci...

Hiatus Kaiyote Turns the World Upside Down

Craig Carpenter | Posted 10.12.2013 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Hiatus Kaiyote, the "future soul" band hailing from Melbourne, Australia has already earned legions of admirers. The quiet release of their first album, Tawk Tomahawk, was met with rave reviews, and promoted by the likes of influential DJ's, Gilles Peterson and Jeremy Sole.

Joshua Worden: The Spontaneous, Simple Circle Is the Porthole to the Self

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

In the last few years, Joshua Worden has been fascinated with Japanese ensō paintings. Literally meaning circle, ensō is a concept in Zen Buddhism that symbolizes absolute enlightenment.

Janelle Monae Teaming Up With Superstar Musicians

Posted 06.10.2013 | Entertainment

After her bang-up song with Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae is set to add two more A-list collaborators to her upcoming album: Prince and Miguel. The "...

Lessons From a Queen: Erykah Badu Shares Life Lessons

Tanisha L. Ramirez | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
Tanisha L. Ramirez

Erykah Badu, in addition to being the reigning Queen of Soul, is a doula herself. And more than that, she's a strong role model for women who want to do it all, and then some.

LISTEN: Janelle Monáe Ft. Erykah Badu

Hip Hop Wired | Posted 04.25.2013 | Black Voices

It has been almost three years since Janelle Monáe's heady studio debut album, The ArchAndroid, and fans have been eagerly awaiting her return. Afte...

Hiatus Kaiyote: Global Soul from an Unlikely Place

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

Who's your favorite Australian soul band? Can't name any? Thought so. Now, you can say Hiatus Kaiyote. Except they may become your favorite band, period.

Erykah Badu's 50 Most Eccentric Outfits

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.26.2013 | Style

My earliest memory of Erykah Badu takes me back to 1997, when my older brother Daryl would light up incense and blast her debut album "Baduizm" (I'm s...