Badu, who is forty-five, has lived in Dallas all her life.But she spends a considerable part of every year on the road, as has been her custom since 1997, when she released her début album, “Baduizm,” which sold millions of copies, earned her a pair of Grammys, and made her one of the most celebrated soul singers of the modern era.
Badu will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of her two-time Grammy-winning debut album, Baduizm whilst performing to fans in London.
Last Wednesday 29 March, it was announced that Voice readers would be the first to access exclusive pre-sale tickets, which sold out after two days.
“[Badu] knew of the tour already,” said the celebrated MC and budding actor born André Benjamin, who is currently making media rounds to promote his portrayal of guitar god Jimi Hendrix in the independent film .
“She was supposed to come out to Coachella but the dates did not work out. The first thing people would think about us is, ‘Oh, they don’t get along.’ But there are always feelings when people grow apart. But man, we are cool.” Stay tuned for VIBE’s full André 3000 Q&A.
The word people used back then was “neo-soul,” but nowadays it seems appropriate to omit the “neo”—not because her music has grown more old-fashioned but because it has grown harder to categorize, and maybe even easier to enjoy.