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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.

Check out the full video below:


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J.Renae is an on-air personality correspondent, writer & producer for Houston's KTSU 90.9 FM & Trend Talk radio station and assistant Graphic Coordinator for their subsidiary show, The Juice Krew. She is also a Voice Actress, Journalist, Creator & Creative Designer of SneakerPickoftheWeek and Podcast Host . J.Renae has her Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication, concentration in Media Studies with a minor in Theatre from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi. In 2019, she obtained her masters degree, with honors, in Professional Communication & Digital Media from Texas Southern University located in Houston,TX. J.Renae is now continuing her career at Harvard in Persuasive Writing & Public Speaking. In addition to creating films, shows, voice acting, interactive graphics ; she occasionally enjoys photography, contemporary & abstract art in local galleries.

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