It’s official…we always knew Erykah Badu had powers, we just didn’t know what they were!?? Ms. Badu?recently revealed that she is a certified holistic healer and has studied studied reiki – a type of healing therapy.?
“I became a second-degree reiki practitioner. I’m not just a recording artist. I do many things and try to put my hand in many places.” (Source)
I ain’t touching that last statement… 😯 but Erykah never holds her tongue!? She recently gave advice about makin it in the industry…the best one ?get azz implants, tongue kiss another woman and do some hoe sh*t”…
Check out her video taped message to all the young wanna-beez after the jump!
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Erykah has a new boo! Jay Electronica. He’s an artist on her new record label.
?I started a label, Control Freq Records, on the strength of him. I heard his music through a friend of mine, Supernova. And he brought him over to my house and we?ve been inseparable from that day because we just have the same biorhythms,? says Badu.
You go girl! He’s a cutie. I just hope he can withstand that “Badu-ism” thing she puts on ’em. Y’all know they say she “turned out” Dre and Common. Watch out Jay… 🙂
Peace be with you!? Erykah Badu traveled to Tel-Aviv a few days ago?to perform her final concert prior to the release of her new album, New AmErykah.?? Erykah made some interesting comments about her support of Louis Farrakhan and how she crossed the water to bring some light…or sumthing like that.? She also said that she?identifies with Palestinian hip-hop (although she couldn’t name any Palestinian hip-hop artists)…
For almost two hours, she swayed in front of a center-stage mic stand with a small table to either side of her, one holding a laptop computer and a kettle, the other with a drum machine/sampler trigger board. More about laid-back, regal poise than about traditional verse-chorus pop soundbytes, it was Badu’s distant yet powerful presence presiding over intense grooves that dominated the evening.
Badu wowed the Tel Aviv crowd early with “The Healer,” a powerful new shamanistic single off of Nu AmErykah, proclaiming, “Hop hop is bigger than religion / Hop hop is bigger than my nigger / Hop hop is bigger than the government” in between verses about toppling Babylon (“The people say reboot refresh,” etc.). The set culminated with Badu taking us “waaay back,” brandishing a cowbell and meandering through a medley of old-school rap classics (like Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh’s immortal “La Di Da Di”) before explaining to us that all peoples are truly one and heading home.? (source)
Erykah also?commissioned a poster for her visit to Tel-aviv, which?features a large hamsa? (a traditional Middle Eastern good-luck charm) that appears to be growing out of her hair.? At the bottom, the words for peace in Hebrew and Arabic appear side by side.
Check it out after the jump!
As we all anxiously await the release of Erykah Badu’s next CD, Erykah is making the rounds with a new photo spread in Giant Magazine!? She also sheds a little light on two of her well-known exes.
On Andre 3000:
Andre is very creative and artistic.? All of that that you see of him, that?s all him. That?s how he is, and that gave me a creative push, too.
With Andre, we were both very young, so we didn?t know what we wanted or anything. We just knew we were in love, and we didn?t care who saw us.
With Common, it was a little bit more mature.?
Common is the most humble person I ever met. Kind and generous.? He reinforced that in me.
Check out the new video for Erykah Badu’s new single, “Honey“.? I’m lovin this video…seeing those old album covers makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
Her new CD entitled, “New Amerykah” is scheduled for release February 26, 2008. Check out the album cover after the jump…