Hit Or Miss? Erykah Badu Tweaked Drake’s “Hotline Bling” Song…Wow!

Posted On : October 22, 2015

fb erykah badu and drakeEverybody’s been talking about the dance moves that rapper, Drake, was bustin’ in his new music video for his single “Hotline Bling” so much, that even us Old Schoolers have heard about it either in our Facebook/Twitter/Instagram news feeds, or through word of mouth while in line at Walmart or somewhere. Some folks think his dancing was the coolest thing since sliced bread and some have been laughing hysterically at the countless memes that have been circulating online cracking jokes about it. I think the dude did his thing on that video, but some beg to differ with me on that.

Anyways, this story isn’t necessarily about Drake, he’s just a backdrop topic in this case. This is really about what our girl, Erykah Badu, did to his new highly popular “Hotline Bling” song. I think E. Badu killed that track (in a good way) by remixing it, adding her own style, and even adding a bit of Roy Ayers and Bill Duke type of musical arrangements/effects to it toward the end when she mellowed the song out. Her remix is an extended version of 9 minutes, which is pretty long, but being that we don’t typically get to hear new music from Ms. Badu often, this is well worth the listen and it only gets better as the song progresses toward the end.

This is all just my humble opinion though, but we want y’all to listen to it from beginning to end for yourselves and tell us if you think Erykah’s version is a HIT or a MISS…

Just for the fun of it we added Drake’s original music video for “Hotline Bling,” because if nothing more, the dude’s dancing is very entertaining in this one…

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