Erykah Badu is the second artist featured in the Serato Icon Artist Series, a diverse, hand-picked collection of artists who represent and epitomise the Serato ethos.
In an interview with the popular DJ resource, Badu talked about the hip-hop artists who influenced her musically and dished on the art of being a good DJ, a role she recently took up with the nickname DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown:
Right now we’re in 2012 A.D. where the DJ is now the star because of things like Serato and the need of the tribe (that’s the people) to feel good and feel the music. The DJ is the weatherman. The DJ dictates what the weather is. What we play is how the people feel. I do it fearlessly because I never underestimate the audience’s ability to feel. DJ’ing is a skill and art form. But as a selector, you’ve just narrated the emotions of the crowd. I am becoming a good DJ. I’m a great selector.
Peep the full clip after the jump. Gotta love Erykah…