As a black Friday treat, we’ve received the much anticipated release of Erykah Badu’s new mixtape But You Caint Use My Phone. This legendary soul singer has mostly remained quiet since her last major release back in 2010.
Erykah surprised everyone with an unexpected feature from none other than Outkast’s Andre 3000 on "Hello," who is also the father of her child. Besides "Hello" Erykah has remained incredibly elusive with her lack of new releases. In addition to getting Andre involved, Erykah did a remix of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” titled “Cel U Lar Device” and actually welcomed Drake into the studio to work alongside her.
The 11-track album is a pleasant and relaxing listen from start to finish as she blends her soulful vocals with hip-hop instrumentation and psychedelic soundscapes for a sound that Erykah dubs as “TRap & B.” Her mixtape is currently available to stream on iTunes music until 12/4 where it will become available via other outlets. Stream the project below via Datpiff and enjoy.