written by Carla Bynum
The mixtape’s title is a play on a popular line from her 1997 hit “Tyrone” where she tells her man to call up Tyrone to help him get his stuff, but he can’t use her phone to do so. Badu takes a look at the way cell phones have taken over our lives and distanced us from our loved ones on the 37 minute mixtape.
While fans shouldn’t expect the usual deep, thought provoking material we have gotten used to from Ms. Badu on But You Caint Use My Phone, it is a fun, energetic, and funky work of art. It’s a short and straight to the point collection that you will want to play on repeat.