Grammy-winning singer Erykah Badu has publicly called out New York rapper Papoose this week over using her music on his new Nacirema Dream track, “Cure.”
Badu hopped onto her Twitter page to address Pap’s record.
“This papoose song Cure. I sang those vocals 10 years ago. That’s 2 babies ago.Sheeeit. So mcs just throwing out old material- no paperwork..,” she tweeted March 27th.
“I they already have the cure by now.”
“Getting INCREDIBLE response on the album thanx 2 EVERYBODY who bought it really appreciate the support,” she retweeted from Papoose’s Twitter. (Erykah Badu’s Twitter)
Rather than fall back, Pap responded to Badu’s allegation and questioned her issues with the track.
“@fatbellybella No paperwork? False our people are dying from aids/cancer are u not happy 2 create awareness? u sounded REMARKABLE #timeless” (Papoose’s Twitter)
Three years ago, Erykah aired out her issues with the state of hip-hop.
“How y’all gone stand by and let our music turn into pop techno cornball a** music. We don’t own our music no more. Come to think of it, did we EVER own it? when I say own our music , I’m not talkin bout the artist I’m talkin bout the people … let me be quiet. I wanna hear from the young people? easy for me to complain about this techno-pop cause i have a taste for something else. but how do u feel? These rappers ought to be shame of they damn selves, I’m talkin bout the mc’ s rappin over this pop techno music. I believe in pimpin the system but got D*MN! not like this #pop-technosongs.” (Underground Charizma)
Badu also said she had nothing specific against techno sounds, however, stressed it should not become a centerpiece of hip-hop.
“I like the idea of no distinction in race when it comes 2 music, but SOULkeepers, U dont give up the boom bip and the hump 4 the payday. I love house and techno as a side dish .But now it’s served as the main course AND that’s ALL u gone get. like chittlins in the back house. I love music PERIOD. just not ready to say goodbye to the boom bip and the hump .. kinda painful for my generation to see. just strange 2me. Yes, no1 wants 2B poor again. artist have2 sacrifice integrity of the music sometimes 2 make ends meet. this is understood.but gotD*MN now. if you’ve never tasted good p*ssy your satisfied with a** hole. (that’s terrible ain’t it .) lol -Erykah Badu” (Underground Charizma)
Check out “Cure”: