Although five years have passed since Erykah Badu’s New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh), Ms. Badu is still very much so with the times.
Whether it be constant performances at festivals, or the time she turned her location on during her Twitter spat with Azalea Banks, (which went down as one of the greatest moments in Black Twitter history) Badu is constantly in demand. With that said, fans of Fatbellybella should be thrilled to know her mixtape Caint Use My Phone will be arriving as soon as next week.
After the release of Badu’s version of “Hotline Bling” Noisey spoke with this year’s host of the Soul Train Awards to inquire about what she’s been doing for the past five years, to which she revealed she’s been relaxing and living life.
“Mostly procrastinating. And within that I just kinda live and experience. I’m writing all the time, but recently I got the bug back. When it comes, it comes, and I can’t force it, but recently I got it back with “Hotline Bling” and all the other things I’ve been experimenting with.”
Caint Use My Phone will Badu’s first full-length debut since New Amerykah. So, anyone else counting down the days or that’s just us?