Erica Abi Wright, better known by her stage name Erykah Badu, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, record producer, activist and actress. She is known as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo-Soul". 'Baduizm', Badu's highly acclaimed debut album (1997), eventually went triple platinum and won Grammy Awards at the 1998 ceremonies.
Erykah Badu in general influenced me a lot in my thinking and the way I see the world. (I even named my blog in homage of her name, "Analogue Boy In A Digital World") Her album "Mama's Gun", has a profound effect on my life.