Erykah Badu & Tobe Nwigwe Talk The Future of Black Music
Don’t Forget, it’s still Black History Month and Facebook is encouraging and supporting it with the watch series Forward: The Future of Black Music. Where artists and entertainers can sit, discuss the culture and the entertainment realm that surrounds us. This show was more home-hitting than anything because, it was powdered by two of Texas’s best lyricist and entertainers, Erykah Badu from Dallas and SWAT (Southwest Alief Texas) raised, Tobe Nwigwe.
Both entertainers are known for having their independence on stage and through their music, and it was only best to pair these two for this raw-open moment for the world to see. Erykah, known for her eclectic style and Tobe, for making purpose popular, in each their own right.
As Badu explains, she caught wind of Tobe through her good friend Dave Chappelle and in return, he reveals that she was the inspiration behind his chart-topping single Dope.
Unfiltered and unapologetic, they discussed his journey from being an MVP athlete to transitioning into music through his non-profit, and his being, through his cultural background. Other topics included: Tobe 3.0 (his relationship of love) , Know Thyself (who is Tobe?), Creative Roots (making music & its meaning), and of course The Future of Black Music.
Together, the Texas powerhouses performed an unreleased song that was nothing less that great, produced by Nelle, tambourine played by Fat, lyricism, melody, ad-libs by Tobe and Erykah Badu (Badula Oblangata) with the drums of the motherland of Africa.
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