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Erykah Badu announces release date for new phone-themed mixtape

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UPDATE: But You Caint Use My Phone is now available to stream, either via Dat Piff below or Apple Music. It features guest appearances from Drake and Andre 3000.

EARLIER: Erykah Badu‘s about to give fans something to be thankful for the day after Thanksgiving: The musician announced Wednesday that she’s releasing her new mixtape, titled But You Caint Use My Phone, Friday. 

Each track on the mixtape references phones, including Badu’s “Hotline Bling” cover — which she retitled “Cell U Lar Device” — and all 11 songs were written and recorded in a 12-day span in Dallas, Texas.

This marks Badu’s first time releasing a collection of songs since 2010’s New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh). But You Caint Use My Phone will be available for purchase on iTunes and for streaming on Apple Music beginning Friday, and will be available at other streaming partners Dec. 4. See the full tracklist and stream below.

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