June 24, 2016

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Watch Erykah Badu & Robert Glasper In ‘Maiysha’ Video

Robert Glasper and Erykah Badu shared the music video for “Maiysha (So Long),” off of Glasper’s recent album Everything’s Beautiful

Everything’s Beautiful, which was released May 27, is a reimagining of a number of Miles Davis songs from his Columbia Records days. Badu directed, wrote, and starred in the music video. She plays the character Sarah Bellam, a jazz singer, who is a bit of a dissatisfied diva.

In the extended version of the video, shown above, Badu-as-Bellam throws a pre-show fit backstage in the green room before continuing her tantrum on stage, following her performance of “Maiysha.” Glasper, who plays her lover, attempts to console her. 

Watch a Fuse roundtable in which Robert Glasper explains the relevance of social issues to his music.

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