The Evolution of Erykah Badu

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The Genesis

Erykah Badu was born Erica Abi Wright in Dallas, Feb. 26, 1971; and she's since helped to usher in a new era of music — one that gives a voice to "the other side of the game," where hip hop, R&B, jazz, and soul intertwine, earning her the title of "Queen of Neo Soul." Yes, there's none quite like this singer/producer/doula. On this day, her born day, grab a window seat and read on to check her evolution.

(Photo: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

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