Paul R. Giunta/FilmMagicErykah Badu is best known as an award-winning singer-songwriter, record producer, actress and activist — but now is gaining recognition for her role as a music supervisor for the new Comedy Central animated series Legends of Chamberlain Heights.
The show about three high school freshmen buddies, which will also feature Badu’s voice as a radio DJ, is right up the artist’s alley of comedy, she tells Billboard.
“It’s my kind of humor. Morbid and silly but progressive and political at the same time,” she says.
Badu also has a certain vision for the music she introduces on the show. “I want to keep the music urban and sophisticated at the same time, while also keeping it melodic and definitely atmospheric. The music should be a big part but not overshadow the dialogue,” Badu adds.
The Dallas and Brooklyn resident is keeping herself very busy, not only with her music supervision duties for Comedy Central, but also returning as a producer for this year’s BET’s Soul Train Awards.
Badu’s latest track, “Phone Down,” is currently number 10 on Billboard‘s Adult R&B Songs chart.
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