Steven Lopez x Erkyah Badu – “Amerykahn Promise”

The good folks over at Elemental shot me an email regarding a special collabo between artist Steven Lopez and soulstress Erykah Badu.  Now I know who Badu is.  But I had no idea about Steven Lopez.  And I’m glad I do now. 

Steven does a painting series called After Midnight Soul where he basically paints beautiful, vibrant portraits of different ladies of soul music in his very signature style.  My favorites are the Aretha Franklin, the Chaka Khan and the Minnie Ripperton.

Erykah Badu was so enamored with Steven’s rendition of her likeness (now entitled “Amerykahn Promise”, after he posted it on the comments section of her site) that she contacted him and agreed to sign 100 limited edition prints of the painting to sell.  A portion of the proceeds go to Beautiful Love Incorporated Non-Profit Development (B.L.I.N.D.), a charity organization she established to provide community-based programs for inner-city youth. 

Those go on sale on April 15th on Steven Lopez’s official site.

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