Badu’s contribution has been touted as “a space where music genres are stars and the galaxy is filled with psychedelic funk, retro soul, classic rock, spiritual jazz and experimental hip hop.” Meanwhile, the basketball legend will be teaming up with Impulse Records! for a collaborative station that celebrates the legendary label’s 60th anniversary. Abdul-Jabbar, who is also an activist and jazz historian, will “revisit the genre’s role in his upbringing and its deep roots in African American history and culture.”
“WELL Listeners can expect whatever they please. I just want them to feel something,” Badu said in a statement. “Something new, something good, something unfamiliar, something triggering, something that inspires them to peace…. Or war, or whatever they may need. Music makes me feel soooo great. There are billions and trillions of atomic memories in these notes. I curated this station especially for me… WITH you In mind, of course. I’m grateful. Push up the faderrrrrrrrrrrrr.”
Aside from the music, Erykah Badu has turned her talents to selling a plethora of products — which usually sell out instantly — on her BaduMarket. The market sells clothing and accessories. And who could forget the time that her “Badu P*ssy Premium Incense” sold out in less than 20 minutes?
Erykah is not the only star to be giving her own platform.
Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will host the new Impulse! Records station in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the legendary jazz label.
“Jazz is like a mighty river running through the history of the African American community,” he said in a press release. “It’s been feeding and nurturing us since it came alive in the late 1800s in New Orleans. It’s a celebration of who we are and what we’ve been through as well as an inspiration that binds us. The Impulse! Records station is going to revive jazz for those who already appreciate it and introduce it to a new generation.”