Erykah Badu (Musician)

#65151 Erykah Badu

I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn't conform. .

Erykah Badu Quotes about people
#65152 Erykah Badu

I have advice for people - period - who are in unhealthy relationships: Follow your heart. It will get you to where you need to be. Sometimes it's hard, sometimes it's easy, the places that your heart takes you. But continue to follow it. Where the train leads you - you'll get there. .

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#65153 Erykah Badu

Hip-hop was created out of necessity. We needed to create some digitized things to help us understand what we were feeling. .

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#65154 Erykah Badu

I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that's cool. Let's look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand. .

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#65155 Erykah Badu

And I figured out that the reason I couldn't get through the day as well as I can now is because I had too many things on my mind, on my plate, you know, for one person to have. So I started to eliminate some of the things that were too heavy to carry and unnecessary. .

Erykah Badu Quotes about art
#65156 Erykah Badu

I don't feel like I need to preach to the world or nothing like that. I just feel like I share what I say, and if listeners get it, they get it. And I never underestimate the audience's ability to feel me. .

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#65157 Erykah Badu

I'm not trying to win an award for being the best vegetarian, just want to be healthy. Take a salt bath. Do things that my parents were never able to do. I'm blessed to do anything I want, so I decide to take the best care of my body and my family in the same way. Holistically. Vitally. .

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#65158 Erykah Badu

I'm free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don't try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don't compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that. .

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#65159 Erykah Badu

I'm a complete human being. I'm very emotional and loving. I feel, I hurt, I give, I take, and also I think. I analyze. I'm a sociologist, anthropologist. .

Erykah Badu Quotes about man
#65160 Erykah Badu

The music business is motivated by money. Music is motivated by energy and feelings. .

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#65161 Erykah Badu

Artists need some kind of stimulating experience a lot of times, which crystallizes when you sing about it or paint it or sculpt it. You literally mold the experience the way you want. It's therapy. .

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#65162 Erykah Badu

I am not systematic at all when it comes to religion. I just love life. And I'm not judgmental. And I'm a vegetarian. .

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#65163 Erykah Badu

It's almost like a lot of black people in America, a lot of young black men, are born with this cloud over their heads. It's their penitentiary cloud, this philosophy we all have, that it's harder for us. .

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#65164 Erykah Badu

Honey isn't really that good for you. .

Erykah Badu Quotes about good
#65165 Erykah Badu

I grew up with all mothers, all women. I come from a long line of matriarchs, very strong women. .

Erykah Badu Quotes about women
#65166 Erykah Badu

Well, if you look at all of the cultures in America, this is a great opportunity for us to really get acquainted with the rest of the world. America is the only place you can do that, but we don't have sense enough to take advantage of that. .

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#65167 Erykah Badu

What does music mean to me? I don't think I would really be much without it, without it coming through me. It's my means of communication, my means of growth, my means of transportation from one point in my life to another. .

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#65168 Erykah Badu

Being honest is my job. That's what music is for me. .

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#65169 Erykah Badu

There are millions and billions of atoms of memory of all kinds of musical themes in me. .

Erykah Badu Quotes about music
#65170 Erykah Badu

Oh, yeah, I see the world differently now. Actually, when I first had the baby, I was breast-feeding him for two years straight. So we were together for two years of his life, every single day, all hours of the day. So I was two people, and I eventually morphed back into one. .

Erykah Badu Quotes about life
#65171 Erykah Badu

What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society. That's hard. The talent, that's a gift. I just came here like that. .

Erykah Badu Quotes about work
#65172 Erykah Badu

Personally, I don't choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That's between me and the most high. You know, my higher self. The Creator. .

Erykah Badu Quotes about religion
#65173 Erykah Badu

Music and the music business are two different things. .

Erykah Badu Quotes about music
#65174 Erykah Badu

I have a master plan as an artist. I've always said I'm not going to be punching nobody's clock. I will work as an artist to survive in this world. .

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#65175 Erykah Badu

When you're in a relationship you want it to work. My parents did, I did. But we are not taught how to make it work. .

Erykah Badu Quotes about work
#184533 Erykah Badu

I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesnt conform. .

Erykah Badu Quotes about people
#1114511 Erykah Badu

Hip-hop is not something we do, its something we live. Its the way we dress, the way we talk... everybody bobbing to the same beat. Its a culture, and you have to find your own place in that culture. Top 10 or Top 40 cant dictate that. They can only dictate whats marketable. .

Erykah Badu Quotes about culture

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