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She was featured on the song "You Got Me", by The Roots and American female rapper Eve.Co-written by Jill Scott, the song peaked at 39 in the US and 31 in the UK.In her youth, she had decided to change the spelling of her first name from Erica to Erykah, as she believed her original name was a "slave name". She adopted the surname "Badu" because it is her favorite jazz scat sound; also, among the Akan people in Ghana, it is the term for the 10th-born child. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Badu went on to study theater at Grambling State University, a historically black university.To concentrate on music full-time, she left the university in 1993 before graduating, and took several minimum-wage jobs to support herself.Badu co-founded the Sugar Water Festival with Queen Latifah and Jill Scott.The trek played to amphitheaters and arenas in the United States during the summer of 20.It generated three singles: "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)", "Danger" and "Back in the Day (Puff)" with 'Love' becoming her second song to reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9. It contained the album's lead single "Window Seat", which led to controversy.

Reviewers found some of her lyrics hard to decipher on her initial releases.It began in 2005 as an event to bring awareness to health issues to African-American women.British duo Floetry opened shows during the 2005 run.Badu had her first taste of show business at the age of four, singing and dancing at the Dallas Theater Center and The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL) under the guidance of her godmother, Gwen Hargrove, and uncle TBAAL founder Curtis King.

By the age of 14, Badu was freestyling for a local radio station alongside such talent as Roy Hargrove.

On September 16, 2003, she released her third studio album, Worldwide Underground.