Erykah Badu: 'Never Considered Myself a Vocalist'

Listen to Erykah Badu and her greatest tunes on Red Bull Music Academy Radio's Fireside Chat.
Erykah Badu in Austin
Erykah Badu performs at Austin City Limits Live © Robert Snow/Red Bull Music Academy

Erykah Badu, who we last heard on Janelle Monae's new track, 'Q.U.E.E.N.,' stopped by Red Bull Music Academy Radio's Fireside Chat to play some of her classic tracks, talk about her influences and drop some surprising revelations. "I don't know how to read music," she says. "Never understood theory. Not even a great dancer. I'm a cool vocalist, but it just feels really good to me."

Badu will be in conversation Tuesday evening as part of Red Bull Music Academy and then will headline Brainfeeder Sessions with a DJ set later that night. We'll be at both, so check back here for the complete coverage. In the mean time, listen to some cool, sultry, classic Erykah. Definitely bookmark this one.

Track listing

My Life
Other Side Of The Game
On & On
You Got Me (The Roots feat. Erykah Badu)
Didn't Cha Know
I Want You
Back In The Day (Puff)
Window Seat
The Healer
Jump In The Air And Stay There
Gone Baby, Don't Be Long
See Thru To You (Flying Lotus feat. Erykah Badu)
Out My Mind, Just In Time

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