I think it's been about 3 months since I've been getting kinda anxious for Eryka Badu's new album to drop, "New Amerykah Part 2: The Return of the Ankh." Not only have I always enjoyed her music, but I think I was cast into hypnotic trance when her first album "Baduizm" dropped in 1997...
...Yeah, those were the days when I liked head wraps, detested dairy products and was completely open to the surge consciousness that seemed to be saturating the young Black 20 something's. Back then Badu gave us a breath of fresh air that only seemed to be musically smogged out in the coming years by DMX, R. Kelly, Ludacris and other like "musicians/artists" etc...
Even though Badu continued to make, music dropping 4 studio albums in 13 years, each time I anticipated her albums to propel some sorta movement contrary to the "Lil'WayneSnoopDoggLil'Jon" of the moment music.
Well, I coped her album today and I can at least say that this is classic Badu. I like it. And even though I want more than the 12 tracks + 1 Bonus Track via itunes offers, I'll gratefully take all of what she has to share.
In other light, the first single from her "New Amerykah Part 2: The Return of the Ankh" album "Window Seat" has stirred up a lot of attention on the internet.
It's bold. It's loud. It makes a statement that I can only associate with the courage of authentic character.
For starters she rolls up in a suicide door 1961-ish Lincoln Continental (much like the one Kennedy was riding in during his assassination) and takes a stroll along the same grassy knoll where Kennedy was shot and killed.
The rest you gotta see for yourself. Support the artist and buy the music.