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Erykah Badu Goes Bust With Busking Experiment

10/16/2014
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(Radio.com) Erykah Badu conducted a guerrilla sociological experiment on the streets of Time Square recently. As anyone whose ever lived, visited or watched any media set in New York knows, busking is widespread practice there.

Clearly this has made an impact on Badu. The neo-soul legend recently set up on the corner in Midtown Manhattan and started singing, seemingly coming up with lyrics on the spot.

"I ain't sold an album in two years," she belted. "Give me some money! I don't want to get no job." Passersby seem mostly uninterested in a video posted of the occasion; her 10-gallon hat stays empty, for the most part.

By the end of the seven-minute clip she's only made $3.60. Read more here.

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