Free Press Summer Fest

Erykah Badu's Adventure Time: "We Just Freak It"

Songstress Erykah Badu first brought her own brand of spirituality, sensuality and street smarts into the R&B/hip-hop charts over a decade ago with her debut album Baduizm. Her sound, managing to speak to the worlds of both hip-hop and soul, as then predicted has proven to be something of long-term substance, earning her the moniker "Queen of Neo-Soul."

Now a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, producer, DJ, actress, activist, designer, mother, midwife and more, Ms. Badu is on a constant creative roll. Her most recent concentrations are on completing an album with The Cannabinoids and filming a video with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips for their cover of Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face."

She is also constantly on tour and, fittingly, is going to be performing at this weekend's Free Press Summer Fest, both with The Cannabinoids and as a guest with the Flaming Lips. Houston, we have a solution.

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Alexa Crenshaw