Wikipedia : This day (February 26, 1971), in Dallas, Texas, is born Erica Abi Wright a.k.a. Erykah Badu, an American singer-songwriter.
Official Site : In addition to reinforcing her reputation as a dynamic live performer, Badu’s big screen debut as Rose Rose in the 1999 film The Cider House Rules added another credit to her brown bag of artistic miscellany.
@ Facebook : Erykah Badu, best known for her eccentric style and cerebral music and regarded as the Queen of Neo Soul, Badu’s sound — a concoction of soul, hip-hop and jazz — cannot be contained to a single genre.
@last.fm : Her lyrics are highly personal urban philosophy which throw emotional challenges in the face of the listener. She weaves unusual musical influences together creating a rich texture of sound.
@Discogs : Before she devoted herself to singing, she used to be a rapper by the name of MC Apple.