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.


Erykaleidoscope Video: “Jump Up in the Air (And Stay There) ft. Lil Wayne” with Bilal

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This Friday Erykah used her Twitter account to drop little hints towards the new album, and after a suspenseful countdown, a video for the leaked track “Jump Up in the Air (And Stay There) ft. Lil Wayne” with Bilal.

Official Leak from Erykah Badu’s New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh

Erykah Badu Erykah Badu has announced the release date for her fifth studio album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh. The new album is the singer’s hotly anticipated follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2008 disc, New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War.

In contrast to New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War, which was digitally produced and political in tone, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh features lush live instrumentation and taps into Badu’s emotional side by thematically focusing on romance and relationships. “With Part One, I was standing at an apex, looking at what was going on around me politically, socially, and economically,” Badu explained. “With Part Two, I’m hovering over me, looking at what’s going on inside of me.”

 

 

Listen to the Official Leak of “Jump Up In The Air and Stay There feat. Lil Wayne”

 

 

And check out the video at www.erykahbadu.com