Artist Focus: Erykah Badu

Some artists leave a legacy that stretches far beyond a great single or a number 1 album. 

Artist Focus is a new series hosted by the extended Melodic Distraction family that deep dives into the life and times of the musicians that have defined the sound of modern music. From the stone cold classics to the unearthed gems and forgotten B-sides, our community tribute an hour of music by a single artist that has had a notable impact on their life.

For this episode, YeahItsRenee digs into the spiritual realm of Erykah Badu from the birth of Baduizm in ’97 to her pop-culture referenced mixtape she delivered in 2015, highlighting the influence Miss Badu and the rise of neo-soul has had on the music industry today.