Erykah Badu Shares But You Ca’n't Use My Phone Featuring André 3000

The long awaited mixtape has arrived.

November 27, 2015

Erykah Badu just released her mixtape But You Cain't Use My Phone, and when she told The FADER earlier this month that she had some "really good surprises," she wasn't exaggerating at all.


Although the tracklist was unveiled this week, there was no mention of a Drake verse and a surprise appearance from André 3000 that are on the tape. André is featured on "Hello," which is a flip on The Isley Brothers “Hello It’s Me."

In the immediate lead up to the midnight release, Badu shared a phone number with her fans that they could call to speak to her on a "burn out" phone. She later periscoped while answering some calls and her daughter Mars appeared in the stream a bunch of times which was very adorable. (Some selected quotes: "I want to be a rockstar" & "I want to call Justin Bieber now.")

The release features 11 new tracks from Badu and is her first major solo project since 2010's New Amerykah Part Two. Click here to listen to Erykah Badu's But You Cain't Use My Phone.

Update, 11/27/2015, 10:45 a.m.

The project is unavailable on the Apple store at this time. Badu says it's due to "heavy traffic."

Update, 11/27/2015, 2:30 p.m.

While the original version of this story suggested Drake made a cameo on Badu's new mixtape, according to Pitchfork, the bars are actually provided by an MC named ItsRoutine. He appears on "U Use to Call Me" and "What's Yo Phone Number." Rapping style isn't the only thing ItsRoutine shares with Drake: funnily enough, his name is listed as Aubrey Davis on SoundCloud.


You can find But You Cain't Use My Phone on iTunes here.

Erykah Badu Shares But You Ca’n't Use My Phone Featuring André 3000