To hell with being deliberately woke, Erykah Badu would be the first to advise against sheep walking. The inherent beauty her idiomatic vernacular is that it exists only in the moment. Inherently, the idea Erykah Badu suiting up for NPR’s Tiny Desk is conceivably what the series had in mind when it debuted as a contest. Then again, Erykah Badu whole career has been permeated by acoustic learning. Hence why her Tiny Desk concert may be the least deconstructed them all. But you can’t call it cheating unless you strip her her factory settings. Not going to happen.
Erykah performed a smoky rendition “Rimshot” f Baduism and “Green Eyes” f Mama’s Gun, the first two releases in her celebrated discography. Those two album arguably represent her ceiling as a recording artist, but on a personal level Badu has shown no sign regressing. After performing both numbers, Badu listed f her spiritual pseudonyms, a quirk very few can pull f earnestly.
Erykah was flanked by RC Williams on keys, Braylon Lacy on bass, Cleon Edwards on drums, Frank Moka on percussion, Kenneth Whalum on sax, Keyon Harrold on trumpet and Dwayne Kerr on flute, all members her creative cloud.
The first season WAV Media’s Re-Mixology included Rich Brian, Wifisfuneral & the Flatbush Zombie dropping the mic for an instant and embarking on a second career. The segment which airs semi-regularly, calls for rap artists to give bartending or rather “mixology” their best shot. This week’s guests Migos are worlds apart from what is expected a bartender.
Quavo awkwardly handles a cocktail muddler as if were torture device, Offset distracted by more percussive elements, uses the mixing spoon as a makeshift drum stick. The segment’s gives them small directives and in good spirit they comply. Takef feeling left out (as usual) goes digging for ice, and implores his mates to take notice. Together they come up with scintillating titles for their custom-made drinks, such as “The Migo Bowl,” “The Dab Juice,” “Henny Penny,” and “Splittin’ the Blender,” the latter closely resembling “Ron Ron Juice” as revealed on the Jersey Shore.
The contents Season 1 and all future episodes Re-Mixology are available on the WAV Media’s web-exclusive app. Bear in mind, the episodes are intended as insight into the personality your favorite hip hop artists, the cocktail is a mere conduit for self-contained humor. People looking to learn a thing or two about mixology should look elsewhere.