The story of "Window Seat" in Dallas picks up here; Erykah rolling with Rick Ross. Watch Part Two and wait for the story to be continued...
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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 email@example.com 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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We were very lucky to have Erykah Badu celebrating the release of New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh in LA and NY this past week. Giant Step co-founder Jonathan Rudnick was on hand to experience Erykah’s record release show in LA. Here’s what he thought:
"Naked or (preferably not !) when Badu rolls into town you know you're in for something extra special and that's exactly what we all got at LA's El Rey Tuesday night at the album release party event. Badu's on fire and for all the right reasons, and don't get me wrong the all abuzz vid for instant classic "Window Seat" is a must see, but clearly her Badu-ness live is the way ! A 2 hour journey with full 11 piece live band and Badu with her own 'toys' tearing through the hits, plus treats like Sun Ra's 'Nuclear War', and tunes from 'right side of the brain' steeped New Amerykah Part Two and it felt like a right on baptism!
A Part Two Badu, soul searching and in love, yet still clearly socially active and defiant, came across as part cheeky little girl, feisty teenager, empowering Queen rolled into one mesmerizing 21st century Goddess - All hail Badu - now get some clothes on girl !"
Erykah Badu Releases New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh Today, Win Tickets to LA Show TonightMarch 30th, 2010
Erykah Badu releases New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, which has been called a musical return to the personal love songs and organic sound of 1997's Baduizm.
If you are in L.A. tonight, come celebrate at the Official Album Release Party at the El Rey Theatre, hosted by Erykah Badu with J.Rocc, Kutmah, (DJ) Nobody (Low End Theory) and a surprise performance. Buy tickets or email firstname.lastname@example.org to win.
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Photos: Giant Step, Less Artists More Condos and Erykah Badu present New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh Album ReleaseMarch 29th, 2010
Erykah Badu's performance this weekend was live. Her medley of hits and fan favorites was a perfect set-up for the new album, which has been called a musical return to the personal love songs and organic sound of 1997's Baduizm. The new album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh comes out tomorrow. Pre-order here.