Carl Jones is the man dating R&B singer-songwriter, Erykah Badu –best known for her influence in the Neo-Soul genre.
Carl’s girlfriend has been in the industry since the mid 90’s and is often regarded as the godmother of soul. Born in Texas on February 26, 1971, as Erica Abi Wright, she began dancing and singing at age four.
A former drama teacher, Badu left her theater studies at Grambling State University to focus fully on music. She got her big break opening for D’Angelo, who spotted her talent and recruited her to duet on a cover of Marvin Gaye’s Precious Love for the soundtrack to comedy film High School High.
Her debut album Baduizm (1997) shot to Number 2 in the US on the back of the Grammy Award-winning hit single On & On, and is regarded as a landmark soul record. Since then, she’s released several albums and has also collaborated with Macy Gray, Wu Tang Klan and Stephen Marley. She was one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 1998.
She is also the mother of three children. She gave birth to her first child, son Seven Sirius Benjamin in 1997 –with then boyfriend, Andre 3000 from Outkast.
From her relationship to rapper, Tracy Lynn Curry (The D.O.C), she gave birth to daughter, Puma Sabti Curry in 2004. She and rapper Jay Electronica, welcomed daughter, Mars Merkaba Thedford in 2009.
Badu and Jones have been dating for some time now.
Carl Jones is an actor, writer, artist and producer. According to Vibe, the two have known each other since his Adult Swim days, with Badu providing a guest spot on a special musical episode of Black Dynamite titled, “The Wizard of Watts.”
The two went onto worked together on the animated series, “Legends of Chamberlain Heights;” while Carl Jones was one of the consulting producers of the show, Badu worked on the show’s music.
Born in Germany on December 9, 1971; Jones is often described as one of the ‘loudest voices in animation.’ He was an artist and illustrator for the Boondocks comics and the resulting animated series on Adult Swim. He is currently working on the Adult Swim series, The Jellies. Carl also runs his own website.
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