You probably know Erykah Badu is a goddess of soul and hip-hop music. But did you know she is a DJ as well? Verify her choice of selection and turntable skills in this Red Bull Music Academy Radio Show from Madrid.
Erykah Badu needs little introduction. Her seminal works like 'Baduizm' and the 'New AmErykah' series have successively upped the ante in terms of what can be done within the soul spectrum, fusing cosmic b-girl bravado with the forward-thinking sounds of producers like the J Dilla, Soulquarians, Madlib and, more recently, Flying Lotus, to create a sonically varied body of work selling millions of albums in the process.
Erykah also heads up her own record label, Control FreaQ, and has even been caught on the ones and twos recently, under the mysterious moniker DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown.
We caught her in the mix at the after party for her own live show during the Red Bull Music Academy 2011 in Madrid:
Photos © Dan Wilton and Gianfranco Tripodo / Red Bull Music Academy