The internet rejoiced when Erykah Badu remixed Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” Little did we know, it was a preview of what was to come. In a recent sit down with Noisey, the “Window Seat” singer revealed that she is dropping a new mixtape, BUT YOU CAINT USE MY PHONE, next week. Ms. Badu didn’t reveal the exact date, so expect a surprise.
She also talked about other music related topics, like the beef between Drake and Meek Mill, which she said she utterly enjoyed.
“Loved it,” she said. “That’s what hip-hop is about to me. I liked that. That’s the way we’re supposed to handle it! I encourage it.”
The Baduizm singer went on to gush about the 6 God and reveal what else she is listening to.
“I love Drake because he’s ever-evolving. He keeps forecasting what will happen. He pays attention to what’s going on and then he embodies it. I love Young Thug. He kinda does the same thing. I love Wolf Gang. The whole Tyler, the Creator camp. What they’re doing in music as a whole with Frank Ocean and Earl Sweatshirt and the Internet… Syd the Kid.”
Badu will also be hosting the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards, which she seems to be uber excited about.
“I hosted before with Heavy D and Patti LaBelle in 1998. It feels good to me as an artist to have an opportunity to be a part of that organization. I grew up living Soul Train. So it’s an amazing thing, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out. I had an opportunity to become an associate producer for the show, so that means I’m getting a chance to help develop some of the ideas for the show, and I’m writing the comedy for it.”
You can read the rest of the interview here.