Erykah Badu Premiers New Song ‘Phone Down,’ World Anticipates Upcoming Mixtape With Bated Breath

by Jenavieve Hatch


First, she released her now-viral take of Drake’s Hotline Bling on Soundcloud in early October, giving us the silky smooth, spacey cover that made us all melt. The remix was the first single off of Queen of Neo-Soul Erykah Badu’s highly anticipated mixtape, But U Caint Use My Phone.

And then last night she delivered yet again: using the increasingly popular Periscope app that lets you broadcast live directly from your phone to your followers, she premiered the second single from the much-awaited mixtape. Badu drives around Vegas singing, “I can make you put your phone down,” and she probably could, if only my phone wasn’t the easiest way to hear more of her music. 

But U Caint Use My Phone hasn’t come out yet, and no one is sure when it will, but we’re expecting the Internet to break when it finally does. Until then, this is all we have.  


Photos Via Facebook/Ekykah Badu 

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