Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu's sneaky allure comes from the way she can tinge her own feminine mystique with hip-hop's gruff legacy. Her style is at once…

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Last Night: Badu Deffer Than Mos

Mos Def's The Ecstatic Tour with Erykah Badu and Jay Electronica September 4, 2009, Paramount Theater Better Than: Hip-Hop Karaoke Night. “No disrespect to…

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Mos Def and Erykah Badu

One of this country's most politically astute rappers, New York's Mos Def often calls out society's ills, but his latest album, The Ecstatic, brings…

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Mos Def Adds Oakland Date

Tickets are almost gone for the September 3 Mos Def/ Erykah Badu show at Davies Symphony Hall–they sold like the proverbial hotcakes. But fear…

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Roy Hargrove and James Carter

Born within months of each other, trumpeter Roy Hargrove and saxophonist James Carter are Universal Jazz labelmates, but musically they're miles apart. Hargrove's thoughtful…

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Mos Def gets jazzy at Yoshi's

While waiting (and waiting) for Mos Def's upcoming album, The Ecstatic, to drop, take the opportunity to hear the rapper's jazzier side. His three-night,…

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The Weekend Hitlist: 6/6 – 6/8

Finally another long work week gives way to the weekend! Since there's no big blockbusters to check out (unless you count Kung Fu Panda…

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