R & B singer Erykah Badu is featured inside the pages of GQ Magazine’s November style edition. The 40-year old mother of three gives the deets on her upcoming album and most surprisingly, the role she says comedian Steve Harvey played in her career.
Erykah on her new album: “I’m recording an album right now, with [experimental music producer] Flying Lotus. I’m touring. But things are slowing down now ’cause my children are in school again. [Badu has three children: a son with Andre 3000; a daughter with rapper the D.O.C.; and a daughter with rapper Jay Electronica.] This is the time of year when we all nest in our little home in Dallas and cook breakfast and all those things we been doin’ on tour, just in one place. I’m kind of a recluse when it comes to going outside.”
Erykah on being pegged a “Neo-Soul” singer at the start of her career: “It was constructed outside of us (D’Angelo, Maxwell, Jill Scott). I think titles in music are mainly constructed to categorize things to sell units. If I can speak for a lot of artists who feel the same way I do, it doesn’t really matter. I don’t have one song that sounds like another one in my entire catalog. It only sounds alike because I’m present in all of it.”
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