Let’s just put it out there.

Erykah Badu is an amazing artist. She’s the kind of person that makes cool shit, long before it’s even considered cool. An “innovator” you could call it–even though I think that word is entirely overused these days. And, she’s a Pisces like me, so that shoots her even farther into the realm of dopeness. I’ve seen her on stage three times in my life, and she never disappoints. I even had the pleasure of meeting her a few years ago at a listening session for New Amerykah Part One. I was working for a music site at the time, and one of my duties was to manage her MySpace page, accepting friend requests, and deleting all those annoying, glittery, animated messages that MySpace was known for. Her afro was huge, her frame was small, and her demeanor was simply kind and cool.

Badu sent her Twitter followers this video of her DJ’ing a party in Miami. It’s filmed by the folks at Creative Control (whose style I absolutely love), and I *wish* I could have been there dancing to Ms. Loretta Brown’s selections. Take a look…