WATCH IT | New Year Playlist: So Over You 2017

 

2017, we’re done with you. Don’t take it personally, but looking back just takes more energy than looking ahead. We’ve had our incredible moments with some real what-the-fresh-hell thrown in. And now, it’s time to make like Bernie in that iconic car burning scene from Waiting to Exhale, and let go. So we’ve put together a playlist of breakup songs by our favorite divas and their wise words—on rejection, regret, acceptance, perseverance, pride and and ultimately redemption—to help us walk into 2018 fiercely. 

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Erykah Badu & the Roots Cover Kanye, Wu-Tang, Nas & More in a 17-Minute Medley

In May, Erykah Badu performed with the Roots at the 8th annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia—and made the whole occasion even more exciting with a 17-minute mash-up medley ode to hip-hop. Badu and The Roots put together to pay tribute to the last 35+ years of hip-hop and performed the mash-up with guest appearances from YG, the LOX, Freeway, and more. As for the mash-up itself, the epic includes Badu’s “Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)”, the Roots’ “Act Too (Love of My Life)”, Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message”, Wu-Tang Clan’s “C.R.E.A.M.”, Kanye West’s “Gold Digger”, Nas’ “Made You Look” Beanie Sigel and Freeway’s “Roc the Mic”, the Lox’s “Money, Power, Respect” and even some Afrika Bambaataa.