Monday, March 29, 2010

FreeUpFreeUpFreeUp










"They play it safe... Are quick to assassinate what they do not understand... They move in packs... ingesting more & 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 his or herself... Too Evolve!!!"- Erykah Badu. GOD Bless!



25 comments:

avalon747 said...

WHY DO WE HAVE TO DIG SO DEEP TO FIND THIS QUEEN????? She is the best model for young sistas to follow, and that is exactly why we don't see more of her. I love this woman. We all we got
black people!!

LadyFlameSniper said...

The end of that video made me completely tear up. wow.

00mojo said...

Searching for this one and found me a new bloggy! This is by far one of Erykah's most powerful videos to date! She always pushes the boundaries with her videos, but this one right here took it to a whole other level! As she began to peel away her clothes, I knew that a message lie underneath, and Miss Badu did not disappoint! VIDEO OF THE YEAR IS RIGHT HERE (not to mention how daring it was to bare all, only to come back reincarnated)...CLASSIC! Ya Dig...(MoJo)

ludel said...

during BET's 2007 Diana Ross tribute is when we first saw that BADU BOOTY...and i said to myself, "Self, I hope I one day can see that booty with less apparel". Well my forever came today. What a BADUISM. But its a good thing she used greenscreen so all those people really cant see it and those kids

Shybaby863 said...

it was green screen. She did that all live and no one knew she was making a video.

tsn2000 said...

well someone else did before her (search Matt and Kim Lesson Learned - that was the inspiration for her video)...but still I dig it just as much

WendyDay said...

damn...comment fest...! Must be linked to ur blog real heavy via search engines.STOP DROOLING OVER HER ASS AND THINK ABOUT WHAT SHE'S SAYING, shit

playdon said...

Um what's wrong with Erykah knees? Why did they buckle and fold up like old playdoh?

biggda said...

thats whys shes beein wearin all them biga ass jackets. she got a donk! id stop eatin meat too, if i was hittin that every night.

Terra Jones said...

The whole time, I kept hoping and waiting for her to remove the head wrap. Why...

TheDcist said...

I heard she was making a statement against "groupthink," which she tweeted was an "unwritten rule" that "i will not express my true opinion if it opposes those i love and fear."

RonnyDepth said...

who was the guy picking her stuff up toward the front of the video?

BoomerangGirl said...

grassy knoll!!!!!

Cougar10 said...

Hottentot Badu? What a statement.

BoomWaDiss said...

Comment filter? Hellllooooo!

Orgamomma said...

even still, no matter how much of a statement is made its just considered "art" by the "right". Hard left in a repetition kills the bison!

R said...

Shouldn’t have taken her clothes off. Now shes just another typical female artist in my eyes. Striping to sell records, fuck what she saying, it was unnecessary. What’s the message shes sending anyway?

Peace 2 the Gods & Earths!

TheDCist said...

I guess Gaga and Beyonce set the bar, and Erykah just raised it, won’t be long before there is full female nudity in music videos. We need to bring it back, tone it down, our kids are still watching this stuff from 6-8pm

this is not a statement or art, this is some real bullshiss.

Love Eryka’s music, but artists need to down it back down. Like Rihanna’s dumb azz singing Rude boy at the Kid’s Choice Awards.

Chelsea said...

You all are so recially divided and dont even know. STOP MAKING THIS A BLACK ISSUE. glad you guys put up the other video considering. 1 Love

Ixchel said...

Click here to check da video.

Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It has stunning black and white nude photography n a unafraid woman not under the thumb of any man...Da film was ahead of its time on many dif. levels...

Nothing wrong with revelling in beauty of the naked body. It's about beauty, love, purity...da pure human form with its perfections and imperfections. Gravity does take over eventually...

Like a beautiful flower will wilt eventually...Enjoy the flower while you can...enjoy da body while you can...

What I really appreciated visually in da video is not really the nudity, but rather the way Erykah was walking with such fearlessness, honesty, strength and power...

Ixchel said...

VIDEO LINK Hope it works...

Ceerays said...

2 Chelsea:

It is completely divided and you know it. Its still frowned upon.

& 2 Lxchel:

Good points about beauty but there is always a guilty pleasure frown when we "Free Up" from the "otherside".

Despite our "one world" attempts at defining whats real and whats fake. Expression always gets shot down. RE: Ghandi, Malcom X, JFK, ODB, Dilla, Mike Jackson, and Erykah.

Much love and respect! For the great twitter posts and vid. 1

WendyDay said...

What all yall fail to realize is that its not just anybody taking there clothes off.. Its Badu!!!!so the impact is GODLIKE>>HUSH YA FACE!!!!!

Cam said...

VIDEO OF THE YEAR. sort of. but also, I gotta LOL @biggda. I knew somebody was gonna say SHE GOT A DONK! the fact that they pulled the this off and were able to get it out there so they could make a statement is tight. But definately a highlight...'SHE GOT A DONK' ~ soulja boy.

ImanSelecta said...

guess i missed all the action...the my internet was down but I see u all have a ton of new followers off the strength of the selling point..hint hint