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March 29, 2010, 7:19 am
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Yes Mrs Fatbellybella took it there and to think that I thought that after the CD dropped (every Badu fan in Europe including me is already the proud owner of Return of the Ankh) the buzz would wind down.

But this is Mrs Badu and I should’ve known…the buzz never stops. It’s not just the blogs and gossip columns but even Twitter is blowin up because of all the Badu fan tweets. Luckily for us pinboardblog took the time to gather the most important tweets…Badu’s tweets on the window seat video. Take it from will not believe what you are about to read. But since I already read them…three words…Badu is Fierce. Enjoy!!

March 27, 2010, 3:05 pm
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If you haven’t seen this video yet….please watch it first than read what I’ve got to say about it.

I have seen this video numerous times but I cannot stop watching it. Apart from the obvious there are so many hidden messages.

At the very beginning of the video there is a reference to Matt and Kim who taped their video for the track lessons learned running around New York city naked. Another clip that was used as a reference is the infamous Zapruder film which captured the Kennedy assasination. You will notice Erykah’s video has the same grainy quality and at the end she is also shot in the head by an unidentifiable shooter…

Then right before the track starts to play there is a soundclip which turns out to be the audio commentary very short before the John F. Kennedy assassination in 1963. At the start of the video Badu exits a car and walks the JFK Assassination Tour route at Dealey Plaza in [Erykah’s hometown] Dallas, Texas, stripping off her clothes as she goes until she walks fully naked – surrounded by tourists – with the word EVOLVING written across her shoulder blades.

And just when you think it can’t get any deeper than that… she is shot in the head and the words Groupthink flow out right above her lifeless body. Than the voiceover sets in and Badu leaves us with the following message….

They play it safe. Are quick to assassinate what they do not understand. They move in packs ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another.They feel most comfortable in groups, less guilt to swallow.They are US! This is what we have become, afraid to respect the individual. A single person within a circumstance can move one to change, to love ourself, to EVOLVE.

I don’t know what you think about all of this….but I only have two words left…FREAKIN GENIUS!!

March 11, 2010, 1:02 am
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Here’s the video teaser for “Window Seat” by Erykah Badu. This is not the official music video. This is the lead single for “New Amerykah Part II: Return Of The Ankh,” which will be released on March 30th.

March 4, 2010, 2:57 pm
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New Single Erykah Badu – Windows Seat by Noggy
February 6, 2010, 8:36 am
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Erykah Badu releases “Window Seat,” the first single from her fifth studio album New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh, due March 30.

The song was produced by Badu and James Poyser and features ?uestlove of The Roots on drums… and lets just say this one sounds like a  BADU ORIGINAL. It will be available for purchase on Itunes on the 16th of February but afcourse you get to listen to it here first

See what you think

Erykah Badu – Window Seat