Erykah Gets Buck Naked for “Window Seat” Video

[Update: Universal Motown has pulled the video from Youtube. Watch it HERE instead.]

This weekend, Erykah Badu released a video for “Window Seat.” We think you’ll like it. Click over to @fatbellybella to join the discussion about the video where Erykah walks down the streets of Dallas and strips off all of her clothes. Directed by Coodie and Chike, the video shouts out to the Brooklyn indie rockers Matt & Kim for their similarly themed video.

The video takes place in the location where JFK was assassinated, starts with the radio broadcast, and the ending reveals more meaning when Erykah drops at the sound of a gunshot, in the exact spot where Kennedy was shot. CNN sums it up as “The R&B singer said she was making a statement against “groupthink,” which she tweeted was an “unwritten rule” that “i will not express my true opinion if it opposes those i love and fear.” More tweets from the video shoot include “they were yelling, ‘THIS IS A PUBLIC PLACE : YOU OUGHTA BE ASHAMED : PUT YOUR CLOTHES ON : DAMN GIRL! etc,” and “the people caught in the shot were trying hard to ignore me.” She also said that when the camera stopped, they ran.

New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh comes out tomorrow.
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Stay tuned for pictures from Saturday’s show at Good Units!

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 Performs “Window Seat” with The Roots


Watch Erykah Badu perform “Window Seat,” from her upcoming album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, on the Jimmy Fallon show this week. Stars aligned to give Erykah the best possible backing band, as Fallon’s house band is none other than The Roots.


Erykah Badu Clears Paul McCartney Sample via Twitter

badu_paigeparson-1-7-101-199x3001Following Erykah Badu on Twitter this morning, we get a glimpse of the challenging record production process. Last night she announced that she had 24 hours to clear a Paul McCartney sample or her song would not make the album. Ultimately the powers of @fatbellybella made this thing – clearing samples – a notoriously long, difficult, often impossible process- into an incredibly easy link-up. And it looks like the sample has been cleared already, so we’ll be happy to hear that particular track on the next New Amerykah!

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“Window Seat,” another single from New Amerykah came out last week.

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Erykah Badu – Window Seat (mov) | Window Seat (wax)