So, I'm a big Erykah Badu Fan, think her songs, lyric, style, groove is awesome. Today while working came across one of her live performances and realized she said that she was a very big fan of Chaka khan. I though to myself, what's this? maybe an old 70 funk group she'd listen to in her childhood? Well, I wasn't that far away from the truth, It turned out to be a female singer that inspired little erykah. Here's a short post on her career:
Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens; March 23, 1953), frequently known as the "Queen of Funk", is a 10-time Grammy Award winning American singer-songwriter who gained fame in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus. While still a member of the group in 1978, Khan embarked on a successful solo career. Her signature hits, both with Rufus and as a solo performer, include "Tell Me Something Good", "Sweet Thing" which she wrote for her then husband Richard Holland, "Ain't Nobody", "I'm Every Woman", "I Feel for You" and "Through the Fire".