Common Discusses The Power Of The "Badu Box"

(AllHipHop News) A running joke in Hip Hop circles is that Erykah Badu has some unexplainable power to radically transform any emcee by just being involved with her. Common, one of Ms. Badu’s former boyfriends, addressed the mystery surrounding why men seem to emerge from a relationship with the singer-songwriter a changed man.

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During an interview on the Combat Jack show, Common was asked about the “Badu Box” and the Chicago emcee gave credit to Erykah’s whole aura as a woman.

“Yeah, the ‘Badu Box’ is real,” said Common. “It can take you to another universe. But seriously that’s when you meet somebody that’s real special and you’re like, ‘Man, this woman got… she got something else man.’ It ain’t just the sex. It ain’t just the looks. It’s like something that’s kind of like spirit-wise where you’re like, ‘This woman got something else.'”

Despite what many observers may think Common adds that Badu was not fully responsible for his change in clothing style during the Like Water for Chocolate/Electric Circus era.

“She definitely was not like, ‘wear this,'” said Common. “Moving to New York I had the aspirations to do something new, to change, to grow, just try new things. She definitely was an influence… She introduced me to certain people that were creative artists, but as far as my choice – it was my choice to say, ‘I want to do this. I want to do that.'”

Common is set to drop his tenth studio album Nobody’s Smiling. The project is scheduled for release on July 22.

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Listen to Common’s interview where he also talks about his new album, Chicago rappers, and more below.

  • Kevin Anthony

    Will def be supportin when it drops. #Salute Kevin Anthony Soundcloud

  • Markus

    Common is one of the last artist MC’s left so I will definitely support when the album drops. As far as Badu goes it sounds like she’s some kind of muse.

  • Joseph Thomas

    sounds like she put a hex or some voodoo on brothas while they were sexing

  • Common is one like 8 Hip Hop artists who I actually BUY their albums. Looking forward to this one, hoping its soulful.

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  • IceBergSlim

    Man .. Please this bamma just weak and was whipped.. I’m to cool to let any female change my swag and/or my style if anything I will change hers 4 sure

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  • AlbertoRipRon

    That woman has changed every man she’s touched so far. That’s crazy. She had your boy Andre changing his clothes, musical vision and writing Sorry Ms. Jackson.

  • badu box lol

  • Yall all know that ONE chick wit that bomb azz nani or that bomb azz skull duggery, yea u know the one that was a lil too crazy but kept drawing you back wit that hellcat puzzi? U beat it up the best u could until you can’t stand the aggravation of even dealing with her on any level except for getn ya rocks off. I had a few hands free neckologists back in the day that could get u there wit out even trying. I used to actually time em…lmao

    • meanygreene

      lol @ neckologist

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