Hundreds Turned Up To Lab Art For Erykah Badu's Mixtape Release Party.

Before Thanksgiving weekend, it had been over five years since Erykah Badu had released a new album. That's a long wait for one of Dallas' most beloved artists, but when it comes to Badu, you have to work on her own mystic version of time.

On Friday, at midnight, Badu released her mixtape But You Caint Use My Phone, which delves into the concept of connection and communication. To mark the occasion, she held a release/listening party at Lab Art. It's worth noting that Badu has, perhaps, become quite fond of the location in the Design District of late.

Initially, the event was free, but was eventually bumped up to $20. But didn't you know it's been long established that Badu's eyes are green? Hundreds of people came out in the pouring rain to be there listening to the album for the first time along with the Queen of Neo-Soul, with Cannabinoid member Picnictyme playing hip-hop and soul on the ones and twos. Jeremy Biggers, Sour Grapes and Rob Free provided some live art for the occasion as well.

We had Karlo X. Ramos on the scene to document the night. Check out his snaps below.



















All photos by Karlo X. Ramos.

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