R&B superstars Erykah Badu and Jill Scott are going to put their classics to the test. The award-winning crooners are slated to face-off against each other next weekend.
Erykah V. Jill
Heading into the weekend, producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland broke the major news to fans. They both went to their social media pages to reveal Badu and Scott would match up on Saturday, May 9.
“It’s time for the Queens on Verzuz ?? @fatbellybella vs @missjillscott shoutout @FemmeItForward let’s go @THEREALSWIZZZ @verzuztv” -Timbaland’s Twitter
Recently, Erykah reacted to buzz about possibly facing off against iconic singer Lauryn Hill. Despite the match-up looking spot-on, Badu said Lauryn would come up with the W.
“I’ll be pulverized…” – Erykah Badu Twitter
Wait, There’s More
Badu has been looking into the future. The veteran crooner has shared her interest and intent to move forward with pursuing paid online concerts for musicians to connect with fans. In April 2020, she dished on her recent successful string of quarantine performances she put on. In addition to putting respect on her own name, Badu also acknowledged how her creation could encourage peers to come up with their own paid, online concerts.
“Here we are, proof of concept,” she said. “It can be done and it can be done by an artist, who can erase the invisible lines between myself and fans, or in this case, the user. Instead of going through streaming services, who handle the payments from customers and pay me, the artist, 30 cents or 10 cents, I could directly do business with the people I am serving. It’s a magnificent feeling. … I learned that I don’t mind taking the weight or the loss, because if it encourages other artists to use this new platform to sustain themselves and their ecostystem, then it’s worth it. My mom said, ‘If you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s because it has not been done.” (Forbes)
Before You Go
In early April 2020, Badu put on a must-see performance. She recently shared a highlight clip from her “Apocalypse 2: The Experimental Room” concert.
“4/5 APOCALYPSE 2 : THE EXPERIMENTAL ROOM / window seat : Featuring Badu and her electronic band THE CANNABINOIDS (( @robfree @picnictyme @dja1 @djbigtexas ))ON HER OWN PLATFORM BADUWORLDMARKET. . . Live from BADUBOTRON From THE QUARINTINE CONCERT SERIES . YOU witnessed an interactive Livestream experience that allowed the user to choose which room / world each song was performed inside of . The three rooms the user chose between were BEDROOM , BASA NOVA , and EXPERIMENTAL.” -Erkyah Badu’s Instagram