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Erykah Badu @ Fox Theater Detroit, Dec. 2014

Ah, the holiday break! A new year is here and we’re back in NYC after celebrating the close of 2014 with my people in south east Michigan.

While hanging around the “D” we were able to catch a performance by Erykah Badu downtown, with artists Tank and Dej Loaf opening for her show. Not sure what it is about R&B but it’s become common for artists of this genre to be late to their own performances. And I don’t mean fashionably late, I mean 2+ hours delayed and the theater staff are going home before the audience late. A similar situation went down at Afropunk Fest this year when D’Angelo and the Roots were scheduled to close out the event. Plenty of folks waited for over 2 hours for them to appear, while I gave up and headed home some 45 minutes into the milling around.

Aside from that, the queen of Neo Soul pulled out some of her earliest musical hits and kept the energy on stage fun and playful with tributes to hip hop and jazz greats. Check out some of the best moments in our slideshow. xoxo #blkgrlswurld

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