Erykah Badu in ‘They Die by Dawn’ Now Streaming on Tidal.

Erykah Badu They Die by Dawn

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Even if you aren’t feeling Tidal, the fact that the new media platform is offering an exclusive stream of the heavily anticipated short film, They Die by Dawn, should definitely change your mind — at least temporarily.

The all-black short film and comedy/western, that stars Erykah Badu, Jesse Williams, Michael K. Williams, Isaiah Washington, Bokeem Woodbine, Clifton Powell, Rosario Dawson, and Giancarlo Esposito, was created and directed by Jeymes Samuel of The Bullitts (an art and music collaborative headed by Samuel), and first premiered in 2013 at SXSW. The film showed at a few film festivals that same year, but never got an official release or became available on any media platform — until now. They Die by Dawn practically became the stuff of internet urban legend as fans of Badu and film buffs kept anticipating a release.

Sign up for a free trial on Tidal. Rumor has it Samuel, Badu, and the rest of the crew are working on a sequel. Watch a trailer below.