She is known as the first lady of Neo-Soul. She also DJs under the name Lo Down Loretta Brown
Before she devoted herself to singing, she used to be a rapper by the name of Apples and a member of hip-hop group Def-Ones while still in Dallas in the 1980s.
|Dert||The Light + Heartbeats (as Erika Badu) Dert - Sometimes I Rhyme Slow||Not On Label||US||2005||Sell This Version|
|none||Various||Danger (Remix) (as Erika Badu) Various - Do Me Right! (Nu Soul Volume 2) (CD, Comp)||Not On Label||none||France||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|none||Tony Touch||One (as Erika Badu) Tony Touch - R&B #20 - Hold On Thight (Cass, Mixed)||Touch Entertainment||none||US||1999||Sell This Version|
|none||Madlib||Special (Unreleased) (as Erika Badu) Madlib - Madlib On Worldwide (CD, Mixed, Promo)||Not On Label||none||US||2004||Sell This Version|
|none||DJ Neil Armstrong||Computer Love (as Erika Badu) DJ Neil Armstrong - Warmfuzzy (CD, Album, Mixed, Promo, Unofficial)||Not On Label (DJ Neil Armstrong Self-released)||none||US||2005||Sell This Version|
|none||DJ Fab (2)||Special (as Erika Badu) DJ Fab (2) - Hip-Hop Résistance Paris (4 Years Of Resistance) Mixé Par (CD, Mixed)||Eckō Unltd.||none||France||Unknown||Sell This Version|