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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 28, 2002
COLLEGE PARK - Mr. Badu, what is your cumulative grade-point average at the University of Maryland? "I wouldn't go into all that, because I'm applying to law schools." Have you been accepted by any? "I can't go into that." Can you tell us where you have applied? "I really wouldn't want to go into that, because I wouldn't want to apply any pressure." Earl Badu's athletic career at Maryland consists of 33 minutes on the basketball court, but the 23-year-old is already savvy enough to maneuver his way in a court of law. Badu, a Baltimore native who joined the Terps as a walk-on in 1998 and has paid his way through Maryland, is eager to collect more tuition notices, as he's in the process of weighing his law school options.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2012
Earl Badu, a former Maryland basketball player and St. Frances graduate, died after he had jumped to his death Thursday morning. Badu, 33, had jumped from the I-95 overpass onto I-695, where he fell about 50 feet, Baltimore County police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said in an email. She said Badu was still alive at the scene when medic crews arrived around 9 a.m. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview, where doctors pronounced him dead. According to online court records, just six days before his death Badu received a five-year suspended sentence for passing a bad check in Montgomery County.
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By RASHOD OLLISON and RASHOD OLLISON,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | June 19, 2006
In a way, the combination made sense. Erykah Badu and Chaka Khan, two of the most idiosyncratic and subtly innovative artists in soul, headlined the fifth annual African American Heritage Festival at Camden Yards Saturday and last nights, respectively. In her own time, each artist has extended and flipped her musical influences. When Badu broke out in 1997, the Dallas native was unlike any female R&B vocalist before her. Yet her vocal approach (a vinegary Diana Ross tossed with sweeter elements of Billie Holiday)
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By John-John Williams IV and The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2011
Erykah Badu performed at Rams Head Live December 2. Reporter John-John Williams IV reviews the performance. Erykah Badu's live performances have been lauded for years. Fans praised her for connecting with the audience, performing a set list of recognizable favorites, and showcasing her enormous musical gifts - whether that be singing, rapping, or DJing. What fans got Friday night at Rams Head Live, though, was an eclectic mess, a snoozefest that had the audience scratching its head.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | March 4, 2002
COLLEGE PARK - It wasn't just the closing of a building, but also of the home-court careers of four Maryland players who performed on campus for the final time last night in a 112-92 beating of Virginia. Two of the team's seniors, Lonny Baxter and Juan Dixon (Calvert Hall), played their normal starring roles as the Terrapins rolled easily from the end of the first half. Byron Mouton also played well, and the manner of victory allowed the other senior, Dunbar grad Earl Badu, to see a sliver of action.
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August 6, 2009
SATURDAY EAGLES OF DEATH METAL: EoDM give you wiggles and make your rump shake. The band's first album, "Peace Love Death Metal," was a nonstop, electrified romp of dance-worthy rock, and the most recent, "Heart On," offers more of the same. There's nothing death-metal about this high-energy set, though. Expect good old-fashioned sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Go to ramsheadlive.com. SUMMER SPIRIT FESTIVAL: Sultry songstress Erykah Badu headlines this R&B- and soul-filled concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, at 5:30 p.m. Godfather of go-go Chuck Brown and former Tony!
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By HARTFORD COURANT | July 6, 2006
Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae [Capitol] A- Is it too early to be nostalgic for neo-soul? Given that '80s revivalism seems nearly exhausted and a '90s boom is certain to follow, probably not. Which makes the appropriate comparison for British singer Corinne Bailey Rae not Billie Holiday, as some have suggested because of her girlish rasp, but rather Erykah Badu. The Badu of a decade ago, that is, before the lure of Afro-hippie chic undid the promise of her magnificent debut. If Rae's own brand of R&B is, in the British tradition, occasionally too mannered and bland, it also makes a virtue of understatement.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | January 31, 2008
When friends stop by my place, they gasp at my music collection -- not just because I have thousands of CDs. They're shocked at how unorganized they are. Stacks and stacks of jewel cases on tables. On the floor. On shelves. In crates. In boxes. Even in old duffel bags. I often know which stack contains what. Sometimes, though, it takes a minute to find that one song on that one CD I haven't heard since my freshman year of college. A part of me likes rediscovering CDs in all the disorganization.
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By Joanne E. Morvay and Joanne E. Morvay,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 20, 2002
The slogan of the inaugural African-American Heritage Festival is "Come see who we are" -- and event organizers mean that literally. "It's the heritage of the African-American culture -- past, present and future," says festival spokeswoman Mary Wright. "And it's the first time for the African-American Heritage Festival, so we want people to come see who we are." The three-day family-focused event, which starts tomorrow at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, will emphasize the arts, education, entertainment and African-American contributions to Baltimore and society as a whole.
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By Laura Lefavor | November 29, 2011
After releasing her 1997 debut album "Baduizm," it didn't take long for Erykah Badu's jazzy R&B feel and bold, earthy style to earn her the title of "first lady of neo-soul. " Four Grammy awards and four albums later, she is still inventing her own sound. Her latest project is the Cannabinoids, a digital band made up of musicians and producers from her hometown of Dallas. With its debut album set to be released in early 2012, the group hopes to create a sensational, electronic musical experience for its audience.
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By Laura Lefavor | November 29, 2011
After releasing her 1997 debut album "Baduizm," it didn't take long for Erykah Badu's jazzy R&B feel and bold, earthy style to earn her the title of "first lady of neo-soul. " Four Grammy awards and four albums later, she is still inventing her own sound. Her latest project is the Cannabinoids, a digital band made up of musicians and producers from her hometown of Dallas. With its debut album set to be released in early 2012, the group hopes to create a sensational, electronic musical experience for its audience.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2011
Welcome back from Thanksgiving weekend! How was the big night? Did anyone catch The Bridge at Rams Head? Or Bob Seger the night after? The Seger show was, according to reporter Chris Kaltenbach, especially good. This week, the big shows are by Erykah Badu and Ryan Adams; we'll have reviews for at least one of them. Elsewhere this week: "Dune," J. Roddy Walston and the Business, and Carly Ptak. On Monday , indie pop singer Devon Williams performs at Golden West.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2011
Erykah Badu will perform at Rams Head Live December 2 , it was announced Wednesday. Consider that an early Christmas present. Badu puts on an exceptional show, clever, iconoclastic, a blast . She's promoting her two-part album, "New Amerikah," whose second half was released in Spring of last year. You might have seen " Window Seat " already, give the tender "Out of my Mind" a try. Tickets, at $75, go on sale Friday. Also December 2, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, fresh from a bunch of festival dates, like All Good in West Virginia , will perform at the Ottobar.
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August 6, 2009
SATURDAY EAGLES OF DEATH METAL: EoDM give you wiggles and make your rump shake. The band's first album, "Peace Love Death Metal," was a nonstop, electrified romp of dance-worthy rock, and the most recent, "Heart On," offers more of the same. There's nothing death-metal about this high-energy set, though. Expect good old-fashioned sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Go to ramsheadlive.com. SUMMER SPIRIT FESTIVAL: Sultry songstress Erykah Badu headlines this R&B- and soul-filled concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, at 5:30 p.m. Godfather of go-go Chuck Brown and former Tony!
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | May 8, 2008
In the nearly four years between albums, Erykah Badu, the self-proclaimed "analog girl in a digital world," had a lot going on. Besides raising her two children - Seven, age 10, and Puma, age 3 - she invested in the arts community of her native South Dallas, renovating the Black Forest Theater there, where she performed as a child. She founded B.L.I.N.D. (Beautiful Love Incorporated Nonprofit Development), which focuses on social programs, and Control FreaQ, her own label and production house.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | January 31, 2008
When friends stop by my place, they gasp at my music collection -- not just because I have thousands of CDs. They're shocked at how unorganized they are. Stacks and stacks of jewel cases on tables. On the floor. On shelves. In crates. In boxes. Even in old duffel bags. I often know which stack contains what. Sometimes, though, it takes a minute to find that one song on that one CD I haven't heard since my freshman year of college. A part of me likes rediscovering CDs in all the disorganization.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2012
Earl Badu, a former Maryland basketball player and St. Frances graduate, died after he had jumped to his death Thursday morning. Badu, 33, had jumped from the I-95 overpass onto I-695, where he fell about 50 feet, Baltimore County police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said in an email. She said Badu was still alive at the scene when medic crews arrived around 9 a.m. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview, where doctors pronounced him dead. According to online court records, just six days before his death Badu received a five-year suspended sentence for passing a bad check in Montgomery County.
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By HARTFORD COURANT | July 6, 2006
Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae [Capitol] A- Is it too early to be nostalgic for neo-soul? Given that '80s revivalism seems nearly exhausted and a '90s boom is certain to follow, probably not. Which makes the appropriate comparison for British singer Corinne Bailey Rae not Billie Holiday, as some have suggested because of her girlish rasp, but rather Erykah Badu. The Badu of a decade ago, that is, before the lure of Afro-hippie chic undid the promise of her magnificent debut. If Rae's own brand of R&B is, in the British tradition, occasionally too mannered and bland, it also makes a virtue of understatement.
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By RASHOD OLLISON and RASHOD OLLISON,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | June 19, 2006
In a way, the combination made sense. Erykah Badu and Chaka Khan, two of the most idiosyncratic and subtly innovative artists in soul, headlined the fifth annual African American Heritage Festival at Camden Yards Saturday and last nights, respectively. In her own time, each artist has extended and flipped her musical influences. When Badu broke out in 1997, the Dallas native was unlike any female R&B vocalist before her. Yet her vocal approach (a vinegary Diana Ross tossed with sweeter elements of Billie Holiday)
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