Referencing her 1997 hit song “Tyrone” from her celebrated Live album, Badu’s phone-centric effort marks the singer-songwriter’s first full body of work since releasing New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) back in 2010. In what has become her staple way of working, But You Caint Use My Phone is written, recorded and mixed by its principle star Erykah Badu with producer Zach Witnessin.
Courtesy of her bedroom studio in her native Dallas, Texas, Badu’s 11-track project aims to introduce her listeners to Badu’s new “TRap & B” sound. Listen to this mixtape as there are some pleasant surprises littered throughout. You can exclusively hear this cornucopia of sounds on iTunes, Apple Music and DatPiff.com.