After giving an impressive rap performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards earlier this week, singer-songwriter 6LACK is back with an ode to one of his biggest musical influences. The 25-year-old took to Australian radio station triple j's "Like A Version" series to perform "On & On" by heralded songstress Erykah Badu. Watch the inspirational cover above.
6LACK spoke with triple j about the influence Badu has had on his music and songwriting. "I think the funniest thing about the connection between me and her is when my daughter was being born, I had a show at the Observatory in California," 6LACK said during the interview. "So I missed my daughter's birth. And while I'm listening to her on the phone, Erykah Badu is performing in the background and I'm crying on the phone. And Erykah's singing, and I'm listening to my baby being born, so I'll always have a connection to her and everything she does."
The singer is currently on tour supporting his 2016 release Free 6LACK. The album peaked at No. 34 on the Billboard 200 and No. 5 on the U.S. Top Rap Albums Chart that year. After closing an Australian run next week the aptly-named Free 6LACK tour will begin a fresh North American leg and run through the end of November. Check out 6LACK's full North American tour itinerary here and scoop tickets to an upcoming show on his official AXS.com page.