Enter to Win: Limited Edition Erykah Badu Print

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The After Midnight Series by visual artist Steven Lopez has featured musicians such as Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Minnie Riperton, India.Arie, Sade, Jill Scott and more. Lopez works by selecting a favorite song, then he begins the painting process in front of a live audience. Above is a time-lapse video of his process in his studio.

In this episode of the series, he paints to Erykah Badu‘s “Amerykahn Promise” off of New Amerykah Part One: Fourth World War. To celebrate Part Two, Steven Lopez is offering an autographed print poster to the most deserving Badu fan. To prove yourself, send a love letter to contests@giantstep.net explaining why you love Erykah Badu and this painting, describing your personal interpretations, the reasons why you love mixed-media, or maybe just why this rare artwork is rightfully yours.

Contest ends April 25th. The Giclee´ print is 30″ x 40″. Good luck! A message from Erykah:

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New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh Cover Art

Erykah Badu has revealed the artwork, designed by EMEK, for her upcoming project (New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh) to be released on the 30th. We at the GS office been lost in this visual puzzle for hours, looking for clues, contemplating the meaning — what’s your opinion?  (click for close-up)

Head over to ErykahBadu.com for the official leak of the Madlib-produced “Strawberry Incense.”
(Erykah + Madlib = Madu?)

Erykah Badu honored in ‘After Midnight Soul’ by Steven Lopez

The After Midnight Series, by visual artist Steven Lopez, has featured artists such as Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Minnie Riperton, India.Arie, Sade, Jill Scott and more. Lopez works by selecting a favorite song, then he begins the painting process in front of a live audience. Lopez’s new series, called After Midnight Soul, features Erykah Badu as the first source of inspiration. Check out this time-lapse Vimeo of him painting to “Amerykahn Promise”:

Erykah Badu- Amerykahn Promise from Steven Lopez on Vimeo

After Midnight Soul