The BET Hip-Hop Awards aired Tuesday night (Oct. 16) and one of the highlights was an all-female cypher featuring Bri Steves, Neelam Hakeem, Sharaya J and Chika. On the ones and twos was the one and only Erykah Badu, who dropped a freestyle of her own. Badu presided over a beat that interpolated the song “Also Sprach Zarathustra,” from the soundtrack to Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi classic “2001: A Space Odyssey.” You can check out the entire cypher segment in the video above.
As Pitchfork pointed out, Erykah Badu recently performed on NPR’s Music’s stellar “Tiny Desk Concert” series where she performed “Rimshot” from her 1997 album Baduizm as well as “Green Eyes” from her 2000 album Mama’s Gun. You can watch Erykah Badu’s Tiny Desk Concert performance below.