Musician extraordinaire Erykah Badu will be dropping her first mixtape in July. She announced the new music will be done under her alter-ego, "DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown".

To promote the new music Badu has performed as her Loretta Brown persona at several big events, such as the "Black Girls Rock and Soul Tour" at the Key Club in LA, and at a BET Awards pre-awards dinner.

You can catch Badu at this year's Rock the Bells Festival as she performs her monumental album Baduizm.