Erykah Badu’s “Didn’t Cha Know?” is our Song For Sunday this week.
Amongst other things – mostly stylistic – the common link between Erykah Badu and last week’s Song For Sunday artist, Dwele, was Dilla. The late producer co-produced three tracks on the album and one of them was the beautiful “Didn’t Cha Know?”. The story goes that Jay asked Erykah to pick out a record to sample from his famous basement studio. The one that she chose was Tarika Blue’s Dreamflower and the end result is a self-reflective neo-soul ballad where she looks back on mistakes made in the past and how she’s learning to deal with them. We’ve all been there at some point.
Stream Erykah Badu’s “Didn’t Cha Know?” below.