Zach Witness Remix Erykah Badu Bag Lady

Premiering today on Okayfuture is a special remix from upstart Dallas producer Zach Witness of Erykah Badu‘s celebrated single “Bag Lady.”

Ahead of Mother’s Day, the 22-year-old DJ and instrumentalist, who got his start on Dallas hip hop radio, pays homage to the artist who influenced him so much as to be considered his “second mother.” Zach Witness’ remix transforms the early 2000s R&B public service announcement to women with excessive baggage into a future classic.  Here’s what Zach had to say about his track:

“This remix is the first of a run of remixes leading up to my debut EP. It was a labor of love in that it’s taken years to complete, gone through numerous versions, and was created on numerous programs. Besides the amount of time I spent on it, it’s important to me for a number of reasons. First it’s a reminder to myself and will hopefully be to others that carrying baggage from past relationships and experiences is nothing but unhealthy. You have to “let it go”.

Also, Badu has had a huge impact on my life, so much that I see her as a second mother. So you could say this is my way of telling her thank you. Her biography is actually woven into the music with the string intro indicating her young days as a modern dancer, to her waking up into universal consciousness, to her influence of jazz and 80’s R&B singers like Chaka Khan and Diana Ross. It’s all in there. All you need to do is just sit back and listen ;)”

Stream Zach Witness’ remix of Erykah Badu’s “Bag Lady” here and grab the free download.


  • Austin Wilson

    Such a dope remix! Would love to hear one of Hiatus Kaiyote’s songs from new album “Choose Your Weapon” get remixed like this!!

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