Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Pretty Playlist: Get Your E & J!!!!

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!
erykah badu's latest effort has dropped today....New Amerykah: Part One, 4th World War. i suggest you go out and purchase a copy! for the true baduistas, i'll give a brief summary of it.....


i want to ask, could she have been any more politically driven with this one? you've GOT to appreciate the creative way she intwines her message with her lyrics. listen closely...don't just bob your head. it's chock full of newness.



because it's been a minute since her last release, i almost forgot that erykah is from texas, so the album is very boombastic at times....that bass is FIYAH!!!!!! "the healer" is definitely a top-notch poem to hip-hop and children....(le sigh) how do i love thee badu? "me" is a stand-out song, one of the two mellow tunes....it's a beautifully sung, beautifully written ode to self and one of my personal faves. "my people" will put you in a trance with its repetitive chorus and faint singing in the background. "soldier" is a sweet up-tempo groove about the men-folk, trying to come up....an encouragement diddy so to speak. the other stand-out is "telephone". SHE BROUGHT BACK MY SLOW FLUTES!!!!!!!!!! definitely the smoothest track....badu sings "fly away to heaven brother, make a place for me brother, put in a word for me..."





of course in true badu fashion, the insert is a colorful vision of pics and lyrics so you can sing along.

PICK UP A COPY TODAY!!!!


also, janet "ms. jackson if you're nasty" has dropped Discipline today. let me tell you, even if you're not a dancer, this album makes you want to flip and flop around like you're on stage somewhere. i just want to say janet, i hate you for making me feel like the overweight, old & decrepit creature i am. now moving on from that, "rock with u" is probably my most favorite track. it's just so funky and cute! "rollercoaster" makes me want to walk in the club with my girls, just strutting our stuff around, bust out a nicely choreographed move, and dip right out as smoothly as we entered. "so much betta" is a hot diss song to another chick...."so much betta i'm for you, tired of being numba two, i do things that she can't do" HA! do it janet!!!!!!!!!!


perfect for dancing, exercising, bumping in your car or getting pumped before heading out on the town. janet brought it back with this one...i'm proud...and she's over 40 too!?!? please, no one can touch her. PICK UP A COPY TODAY!!!

6 comments:

Still_Pocahontaz said...

I already purchased my BADU in pure Baduista form, and I might...a strong might have to check out Janet. You gave a good rundown ma!

Eb the Celeb said...

I got my E on today... but i'm passing on the J... you gotta get Algebra's album though... I am loving it right now! It also came out today but has been drowned with the 2 bigger releases!

Elle said...

Sooooooo excited! I didn't get either yet but I have a Janet promo album that I'm bumpin non-stop! Yeah "Rock With You" is my joint. And Erykah just can't do wrong in my bood. Your reviews have me wanting to hit my local record store immeeejately. thx!

TravelDiva said...

I ordered my badu on Amazon. I'm a diehard JJ fan and have all of her cds, so I'm going to get it. I just hope it's better than the last one....

Lyric Daniel said...

I did not go and get my copy yet but I will soon! This weekend I get to go out and play "girly girl" and music is on my list of things to catch up on.

Lou said...

I'm still trying to undress erykah's latest opus...that's my chic...but this album has a weird feel to it...ionno.