Insanity seems to suit Erykah Badu. As mad as the box of frogs she keeps in her weave, Badu’s last album was one of 2008’s best and she’s back in March with the follow-up, New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh. Below is a video for a brand new track, ‘Jump Up In The Air and Stay There’, featuring the equally bat shit, Lil Wayne.
Unbelievably, this finger-clicking future soul near-masterpiece will not appear on the album, although there are reportedly seven or eight different versions of it to be released, so you can make your own EP if you so choose.
One track that will be on the album is the more mellow, ‘Window Seat’, which Badu released via Twitter. Is that the future now? Artists won’t even need to sign record deals or make a myspace page, they’ll just post a link in 140 characters or less.