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Erykah Badu to headline Cincinnati Funk Fest

Posted at 12:15 PM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-07 17:02:35-05

CINCINNATI – Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Erykah Badu will headline the Cincinnati Funk Fest this April at U.S. Bank Arena.

Hip-hop artist Yasiin Bey, better known as Mos Def will also perform with Badu at the show, which takes place 8 p.m. April 27. They will be joined by Lauren Eylise, Talib Kweli, Hi Tek, Kameron Corvet and Speed Walton.

Tickets for the Cincinnati Funk Fest will go on sale Friday at usbankarena.com. Ticket prices range from $63 for seating in the upper bowl to $124 for floor-level access.

Badu, known for hits such as "On and On," "Bag Lady" and "Tyrone," started her career opening for soul singer D'Angelo at a show in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1994. She released her first album, "Baduizm," in 1997 and won her first Grammy for best rap performance by a duo or group in 2000. She received her second Grammy for best urban/alternative performance" in 2003.  

Mos Def is also an award-winning artist. He began his hip-hop career in 1994 and formed Black Star with fellow Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli in 1998. He has appeared in multiple movies and hosted "Def Poetry Jam" on HBO from 2002-2007.