Feministing Jamz: Trill Friends by Erykah Badu

Longtime queen of my heart Erykah Badu is back in a big way.

After putting out a remix of Drizzy’s Hotline Bling and the brilliant But You Cain’t Use My Phone mixtape — which explores the ever-expanding role of phones in our lives — at the end of 2015, she appears to be on a roll. This time she’s back with a remix of Kanye West’s track “Real Friends,” which marks his long-awaited return to music after a two-hiatus of designing raggedy sweatsuits.

You can listen to “Trill Friends” below. Let’s hope there’s more in store for us from Ms. Badu!

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Verónica Bayetti Flores has spent the last years of her life living and breathing reproductive justice. She has led national policy and movement building work on the intersections of immigrants' rights, health care access, young parenthood, and LGBTQ liberation, and has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, and demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color. In 2008 Verónica obtained her Master’s degree in the Sexuality and Health program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She loves cooking, making art, listening to music, and thinking about the ways art forms traditionally seen as feminine are valued and devalued. In addition to writing for Feministing, she is currently spending most of her time doing policy work to reduce the harms of LGBTQ youth of color's interactions with the police and making sure abortion care is accessible to all regardless of their income.

Verónica is a queer immigrant writer, activist, and rabble-rouser.

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