The incomparable Erykah Badu is getting ready to release a new mixtape and she’s setting things off with this rework of Drake’s recent track ‘Hotline Bling’. Expectedly, it’s fire, with Ms Badu’s distinctive vocals laid over a dreamier iteration of the original beat. The song was also co-written by Seven Benjamin, her and Andre 3000’s son – the song really is a culmination of R&B and hip-hop elite, shit is crazy.
Of course, Drizzy’s feels for Badu were made apparent on ‘Days in the East’, so he’s probably okay with this remix. Here’s hoping they hold another tea party and talk love and making music together.
There hasn’t been any specific news released about Badu’s mixtape BUT U CAINT USE MY PHONE, besides that it’s ‘forthcoming’ but this is definitely a good way to get the hype train going. Listen to Badu’s version below and excuse me while I record a new outgoing voicemail message.