Monday, February 25, 2008

NEWS: Erykah Badu Channels ODB For Dilla

Interesting note about the upcoming Erykah Badu album New Amerykah pt. 1 The Breakdown (or whatever it's called this week).

”Telephone” - last track of the album inspired by a story Dilla’s mother told Badu. Evidently during his final days, Dilla would float in and out of coherence, having very real conversations with people no one else could see. One of these people, as Dilla told his mother, was ODB. Dirty was telling Dilla that when he gets to the other side not to get on the red bus, though it was inviting. The white bus would be the one to pick him up. Great, beautiful song. Lyric: “Telephone! It’s Old Dirty. He wants to give you directions home.” Only Badu could make ODB sound like a visionary guide through the afterlife. When people say funerals are celebrations of an individual’s life (as they fight back tears and look anything but celebratory), this song makes you believe it. The track closes with the uplifting words “Celebrate tonight” repeated.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Rafi said...

where's the quote from?

14:33  
Blogger SDSU said...

well, funny thing is I was a little drunk last night, going in and out of coherence and I got this channeled to me by Dilla

;)

it was emailed to me by someone close to ODB. not sure yet from where though I just googled and you can find it in this review too, but then I dont know how that person got the info:

http://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=printer_friendly&forum=3&topic_id=167096&mesg_id=167096

but the source that sent it to me is very trustworthy and like I said close to ODB and the other artists so I felt it was good enough to post

15:04  
Blogger khal said...

thx for the memories... http://www.rockthedub.com/2008/02/troy.html

10:31  
Blogger urB'n sKoLa said...

definitely linked to you in my moment with telephone...
much love.
-uS

12:51  
Blogger ThatGuy said...

It's kinda hard to read the articles of your blog because of the background you chose.

00:24  

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