Music Birthday: Erykah Badu

🔊🥳Today, February 26, 1971, Erykah Badu was born Erica Abi Wright, in Dallas, Texas. On April 7, 1997, for ‘On & On,’ Badu earned her first gold disc from the Recording Industry Association of America. The song is a Bob Power production included on Badu’s debut album,“Baduizm.” Badu released “Baduizm” on February 11,1997, and it’s success wound up being a really good birthday gift. ‘On & On’ is a seminal neo-soul song, and it has been sampled more than 50 times, in music by Kodak Black, Lil’ Kim, Common, Mos Def, The Game & Kendrick Lamar, Tom Misch and more.

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