Badu, Erykah: But You Caint Use My Phone (purple) LP
Erykah Badu's But You Caint Use My Phone mixtape came after a five year hiatus from releasing any new music. Working with producer Zach Witness she concocted a sound that fused hip hop, R&B, jazz, and art rock. The duo references a diverse collection of artists including the Isley Brothers, Usher, Egyptian Lover and New Edition. They offer up a reworking of Uncle Jamm's Army's "Dial-A-Freak," a Drake cover and a collab with baby daddy Andre 3000.