Wednesday, October 28, 2009


We thought we'd revisit the ode to album cover art that is Erykah Badu's music video for her 2008 single Honey. And one year later the track is still slammin' (thanks for blessing us Producer 9th Wonder). The flick follows a slender young Sistah as she strolls through a record shop looking through the racks and stacks of wax, all of which feature our heroine, Ms. Badu, filling in for the original album's recording artists on their covers. I nice nod to the recordstore experience and the experience of looking through rows of designed album covers. For extra credit we've dropped a list of all of the original covers in order of their "remixed" appearance within the music video.

Performance: Erykah Badu
Direction: Erykah Badu
Co-Direction: Chris Robinson
Producer: Megan Gutman

Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan by Rufus

Blue by Diana Ross

Maggot Brain by Funkadelic

Paid In Full by Eric B and Rakim

Honey by Ohio Players

Perfect Angel by Minnie Riperton

Chameleon by Labelle

3 Feet High and Rising by De La Soul

Let It Be by The Beatles

Illmatic by Nas

Physical by Olivia Newton-John

Nightclubbing by Grace Jones

Hey Ya! by OutKast

Head To The Sky by Earth, Wind and Fire
John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Rolling Stone cover by Photographer Annie Leibovitz

Honey by Erykah Badu

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