Erykah Badu x The Roots = Mashup Video The Hip-Hop Way

erykah-badu-black-thought-2015-billboard-650Erykah Badu performing with The Roots is a special occasion all on its own — add a 20-minute ode to hip-hop, complete with guest appearances from YG, the LOX, and Freeway, and it becomes one for the ages. At last month’s 8th Annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia (May 30), Badu and the Roots took it all the way back to hip-hop’s, well, roots with a mashup that encompassed not just their own songs, but everything from Afrika Bambaataa to “Gold Digger” — watch the full performance below:



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