Adele is not the only one rubbing dust off her shoulder and announcing the release of new music. In an interview with Noisey, Erykah Badu stated that her mixtape, But You Caint Use My Phone, will drop next week. After a five year hiatus with her last complete work being the solidified classic New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh), Badu has still remained present in the music community. Whether she is performing “Tyrone” at a concert or tweeting to over a million followers, Badu still remains relevant with her everlasting tunes and soulful voice.
Toronto’s very own, Drake, gave her inspiration to create “Hotline Bling (But You Caint Use My Phone Mix).” In addition to releasing a her mixtape, she will be hosting the Centric and BET’s 2015 Soul Train Music Awards in November and performing a one-woman at Dallas’s Black Academy of Arts and Letters.
After five years, we wait in anticipation to see what timeless creations she will present. Listen to her version of “Hotline Bling” below.