Erykah Badu Stars in Black History Month Facebook Watch Special
Erykah Badu opens up about Black history and the future of Black music in a new clip of Facebook Watch’s Black History Month special series, “Forward: The Future of Black Music.”
Facebook Watch is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting the massive contributions the Black community has given to music and how we are still shaping the way forward in the industry. The four-part special aired last week. New episodes have subsequently been dropping on Tuesdays and Fridays.
“Forward: The Future of Black Music” is described as “Influenced by the classic TV series Iconoclasts.” It promises viewers will be “a fly on the wall for a musical experience with a legend and their successor.”
Badu and Nwigwe Discuss the Show
She explains, “Tobe you were brought to my attention by my good friend Dave Chappelle, and I said, ‘you dope!’” Nwigwe explains that the exchange between the comedian and Badu became the inspiration for his song, “I’m Dope.”
In the clip, Badu breaks down the lyrics of his song. She explains how she initially wondered how “somebody could actually put that in a song and make it a jam.”
Nwigwe elaborates, “It’s about anybody who started something from nothing, and you got a skill set, or a talent or a vision or whatever it is…like, it’s possible.” Then, in a heartfelt moment, Badu thanks Nwgie for his song and the message behind it.
Guest Appearances on Forward: The Future of Black Music
Other episodes of this special Black History Month series include appearances by Chance the Rapper and his brother Taylor Bennett and John Legend with D Smoke. Other episodes will guest star Yara Shahidi with Neelam.
Be sure to tune in. Watch Forward: The Future of Black Music featuring Erykah Badu and Tobe Nwigwe on Facebook Watch now.