Festival-goers can add Diddy and Snoop Dogg to the list of musicians they’ll see at the Something In The Water festival late next month. Usher and Gwen Stefani have also been added to the list. The new names were released early Friday morning, drumming up excitement before tickets went on sale at noon. Early bird general admission passes started at $150 and VIP passes started at $450.
The three-day festival put together by Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams will be at the Oceanfront from April 26-28. Organizers said as many as 25,000 people a day could attend. This week, the city of Virginia Beach also signed on to sponsor $250,000 toward the festival through tourism investment funds.
Erykah Badu just released a new mixtape titled ’But You Caint Use My Phone’, which has a Neptunes Cover specifically Usher’s 2001 hit ’U Don’t Have To Call’. The mixtape’s title is a reference to the singer’s 1997 classic “Tyrone”, while each of its tracks is about telephones in some way, specifically “our own reliance on staying inter-connected.”
According to a press release, for the tape, Badu worked closely with producer Zach Witnessin in her hometown of Dallas, Texas. Over a 12-day period, she welcomed a number of surprise guests, including André 3000 and Drake, into her bedroom studio to help create a new genre blend she has dubbed “TRap & B”. Badu and Witnessin focused on creating “sympathetic vibrations” between the music’s frequency and vibration, even utilizing a tuning fork and Tibetan singing bowls to find the precise wavelengths. The goal was to create “a sound that brings peace and tranquility to its listener.” Check out the tune below, and make sure to donwload Erykah Badu’s new mixtape Here.
Erykah Badu – U Don’t Have To Call (Usher Cover) (15′)
Erykah Badu – But You Caint Use My Phone (2015)
01 – Caint Use My Phone Suite
02 – Hi
03 – Cell U Lar Device
04 – Phone Down
05 – U Use To Call Me feat. Drake
06 – Mr. Telephone Man
07 – U Don’t Have To Call
08 – Whats Yo Phone Number
09 – Dial’afreaq
10 – I’ll Call U Back
11 – Hello feat. André 3000
Directed by Philip Andelman.
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