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gingerlynn
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"Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!"


  

          

The countdown to "New Amerykah Part One" continues. Last night, the spiritual and provocative Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM) Gallery in Chelsea played host to Ms. Badu's listening party. Here's an attempt at a track-by-track breakdown of what I heard:

"Amerykahn Promise" - lots of sirens on some 'martial law is in effect, get your kids inside' kind of vibe. Honestly, I only noticed the proper ‘listening’ had begun when I heard the familiar beat and lyrics of the next track.

"The Healer" - most have probably heard by now; a straightforward, music is everything, really clever lyrics, full of attitude.

"Me" - In interviews, Ms. Badu speaks about her newfound thickness, that lyric is on this track; classic love thyself and all its glory, imperfections, etc. It doesn’t jump off the CD for me, but she kills it live, so maybe it’s a grower.

"My People" - wasn't sure which song this was at first, but it had some dope chanting on it. Was the first point in the listen my ears wandered a bit.

"Soldier" - reportedly the next single off of the album; powerful, thumping bass; packs a lot of meaning into simple phrases. Badu speaks a lot of late about feeling "more relevant" this time out. I felt that most on this track. There's some major urgency flowing through this. One of the hyper tracks that feels like a fist in the air sing-along by the end.

"The Cell" - What I could hear of the lyrics felt like a cousin to "Danger." The chorus is something about "code white stands for trouble", "shots from po-po" and "nickel bags," so I feel there's a cautionary tale in there. At the end, the beat drops out of the above-mentioned chorus and it was the first time the loud room of 'listeners' became completely quiet. Crazy energy with a touch of funk on it - a grower with fav potential.

"Twinkle" - What I actually remember hearing was something more akin to an interlude. Could've been in the tradition of the other albums with the tracks bleeding together. If so, the dark, airy sing/scream background vocals I heard belong to the end of "The Cell" or maybe it's the opening to "Twinkle."

"?" - Again, this sounded like an interlude - spoken male voices over an intergalactic-type beat a la "2001: A Space Odyssey." Could have been the end of "Twinkle" or the opening to "Master Teacher" and since there are only 10 tracks on the album, something in here is combined with the track immediately preceding or following it.
"Master Teacher" - Georgia Anne Muldrow guests on this one; starts off slow with not too much going on, but the beat changes for the bottom half; becomes a jazzier version of the same song with the keyboard leading the way. This would be the preferable interpretation (gotta love a built-in remix).

"That Hump" - starts off with the bass line mimicking the sound of stomping feet, like soldiers marching off. Then becomes kind of a sweet ballad with a little falsetto action toward the end kicking it up a notch.

"Telephone" - last track of the album inspired by a story Dilla's mother told Badu. Evidently during his final days, Dilla would float in and out of coherence, having very real conversations with people no one else could see. One of these people, as Dilla told his mother, was ODB. Dirty was telling Dilla that when he gets to the other side not to get on the red bus, though it was inviting. The white bus would be the one to pick him up. Great, beautiful song. Lyric: "Telephone! It's Old Dirty. He wants to give you directions home." Only Badu could make ODB sound like a visionary guide through the afterlife. When people say funerals are celebrations of an individual's life (as they fight back tears and look anything but celebratory), this song makes you believe it. The track closes with the uplifting words "Celebrate tonight" repeated.

"Honey" - is the hidden track on "Telephone." As Badu has mentioned elsewhere, "Honey" was not on New Amerykah Part One at all, but is a song from Part Two: Return of the Ankh. At Sylvia Rhone's suggestion, it was made the first single for this album. She ended up using it to bridge between the two concept albums.

In other news, the tentative release for the Edith Funker project, Lowdown Loretta Brown, is November 2008. Fan favorite "Annie" (the song included in the video for "Honey" during the "Hey Ya" nod about the chick missing a crucial undergarment) will be on this album. Also, the release of New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh will be marked with a single released on the 26th of each month from March until December. Why buy Part Two if you can collect the singles throughout the year? Because the full album will be released in conjunction with the debut issue of Badu's Freaq magazine, which will include full liner notes, lyrics and a feature on New Amerykah. It's a lifestyle mag that will cover education, fashion, sexuality, spirituality and of course, music.

-Candace L.

For more from Candace L., hit up The Reviews http://www.okayplayer.com/reviews

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
WOOOWWWW
Feb 21st 2008
1
Piece of SHIT MESS!
Mar 04th 2008
57
Ummm...What she said - Not a Good CD
Mar 27th 2008
81
Hate???
Mar 04th 2008
58
Its growing on me...slowly
Mar 31st 2008
83
Do you have any inside info. on the USB stick??
Feb 21st 2008
2
i think it's going to drop in March now....
Feb 21st 2008
3
really?? gotta source??
Feb 21st 2008
7
i thought so too....
Feb 21st 2008
6
      i thought it was gonna be a dirty, dirty song, lol...
Feb 21st 2008
8
           LOL !!!! I thought the same thing, also.
Oct 13th 2008
87
RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!
Feb 21st 2008
4
RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!
Feb 21st 2008
5
nope, but your local mom and pop record store probably will have it out
Feb 21st 2008
9
      i'm not sure the indies will get their product today...
Feb 21st 2008
12
RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!
Feb 21st 2008
10
      Candace, where can I buy the promo posters??
Feb 21st 2008
14
           RE: Candace, where can I buy the promo posters??
Feb 21st 2008
15
                OK, thanks babe!
Feb 21st 2008
16
                     Cosign
Feb 22nd 2008
17
new EW review
Feb 21st 2008
11
yea i read this earlier!
Feb 21st 2008
13
*Cracks up at this writ*
Feb 22nd 2008
18
ha
Feb 22nd 2008
19
RE: ha
Feb 22nd 2008
21
RE: ha
Feb 22nd 2008
22
      RE: ha
Feb 23rd 2008
29
      RE: ha
Feb 27th 2008
46
      wow
Mar 08th 2008
61
      peace sistah
Mar 08th 2008
62
      I HAVE ?'S FOR YOU E.BADU BUT YOU LOG IN EVERY YEAR NOTHING NEGATIVE JU...
Oct 14th 2008
88
           intelligent people don't type in all caps
Feb 13th 2010
90
I was wondering about that...
Feb 26th 2008
38
Rolls blunt, positions insence/candles,vanilla rum tea bags ready...
Feb 22nd 2008
20
"Twinkle"
Feb 22nd 2008
23
the vocal melodies on TELEPHONE
Feb 22nd 2008
24
im kind of scared to listen to 'telephone'...
Feb 22nd 2008
25
RE: im kind of scared to listen to 'telephone'...
Mar 11th 2008
64
      RE: im kind of scared to listen to 'telephone'...
Mar 19th 2008
74
'Me' is perfect summertime music.
Feb 22nd 2008
26
So, the album is perfect.
Feb 22nd 2008
27
RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!
Feb 23rd 2008
28
RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!
Feb 23rd 2008
30
      i could see "me" on a jazz station.
Feb 24th 2008
31
      RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!
Feb 25th 2008
32
      You talk as if WE have no control...
Feb 26th 2008
35
           fam. poast up. okps shd put they money where their mouths are.
Feb 26th 2008
41
           RE: You talk as if WE have no control...
Mar 11th 2008
65
"Telephone" is absolutely BEAUTIFUL.
Feb 25th 2008
33
Damn good album, I hope I feel this way about it 10 years from now
Feb 26th 2008
34
RE: baduizm is her masterwork
Mar 20th 2008
78
Review Of Erykah's New CD
Feb 26th 2008
36
RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!
Feb 26th 2008
37
Telephone is gorgeous. brings tears to the eyes. but in a beautiful
Feb 26th 2008
39
Who Produces What?
Feb 26th 2008
40
its in the liner notes.....*pause*
Feb 27th 2008
43
      but...
Feb 27th 2008
44
           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW2vrPpmJOA
Feb 27th 2008
47
                WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
Feb 28th 2008
49
RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!
Feb 26th 2008
42
RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!
Feb 27th 2008
45
It's wild how when you hear music.....
Feb 28th 2008
48
i feel you!
Mar 02nd 2008
55
love the album and this from a hater.
Feb 29th 2008
50
RE: love the album and this from a hater.
Mar 07th 2008
59
This album is...
Feb 29th 2008
51
That Hump
Feb 29th 2008
52
      omg @ "That Hump"
Mar 03rd 2008
56
           RE: omg @ "That Hump"
Mar 11th 2008
66
                "That Hump"..... insanely good
Mar 15th 2008
71
RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!
Feb 29th 2008
53
Is this album coming out on vinyl?
Mar 01st 2008
54
it IS coming out on vinyl
Mar 10th 2008
63
      Cool. Until then, here's my review of her album (from my column)
Mar 11th 2008
70
CoSM?...Alex Grey's joint? Word? That's crazy.
Mar 07th 2008
60
and pretty cool, too
Feb 13th 2010
91
I like Ms. Badu but
Mar 11th 2008
67
I still don't understand the song "TWINKLE" what da heck is she
Mar 11th 2008
68
RE: I still don't understand the song "TWINKLE" what da heck is she
Mar 20th 2008
75
Master Teacher starts off slow with not too much going on?
Mar 11th 2008
69
RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!
Mar 16th 2008
72
RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!
Mar 17th 2008
73
RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!
Mar 20th 2008
76
RE: It's wierd
Mar 20th 2008
77
RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!
Mar 20th 2008
79
This is my fav. non hip-hop album of 08
Mar 23rd 2008
80
non hip hop?
Oct 10th 2008
85
I've recently really been feeling the simplicity of "My People"
Mar 27th 2008
82
RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!
Aug 06th 2008
84
*sigh*
Oct 11th 2008
86
RE: *sigh*
Oct 15th 2008
89

Big O
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1. "WOOOWWWW"
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>"Telephone" - last track of the album inspired by a story
>Dilla's mother told Badu. Evidently during his final days,
>Dilla would float in and out of coherence, having very real
>conversations with people no one else could see. One of these
>people, as Dilla told his mother, was ODB. Dirty was telling
>Dilla that when he gets to the other side not to get on the
>red bus, though it was inviting. The white bus would be the
>one to pick him up. Great, beautiful song. Lyric: "Telephone!
>It's Old Dirty. He wants to give you directions home." Only
>Badu could make ODB sound like a visionary guide through the
>afterlife. When people say funerals are celebrations of an
>individual's life (as they fight back tears and look anything
>but celebratory), this song makes you believe it. The track
>closes with the uplifting words "Celebrate tonight" repeated.
^^^^^^^^^^My brain just exploded thinking about this^^^^^^^

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcANFVcJeOM

  

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TATA_U
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57. "Piece of SHIT MESS!"
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Tue Mar-04-08 02:40 PM by TATA_U

          

I had an opportunity to buy this CD bootleg for $3.00 and declined, because I don’t do the bootleg thing... had I paid $3.00 for this album I would STILL be PISSED! and I paid full price so I am off the Richter scale PISSED!

This Latest Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 an artist self indulgent piece of chanting, meditation SHIT!

I love me some Erykah, but when an artist does something so far out the box, I feel RIPPED OFF... because I buy expecting one thing and to get some mess like this album...

I respect artistic expression... but DAME! If I wanted a psychedelic, eclectic funk meditation album I would have purchased that... When I buy an Erykah Badu album at the very lest I expect SOME DAME DRUMS (BASS) some simulation of R&B Soul...

I am just as done with Erykah Badu at this point... The next time I buy one of her albums at a real store, it will be listened to in advance... She no longer get the privilege of my money based on talent... she has to prove herself to me and only after I break even and by her next offering no matter how good bootleg...

Erykah Badu should be ashamed of herself to have ripped her buying public off like this!

  

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81. "Ummm...What she said - Not a Good CD"
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I bought the CD based on it being Erykah Badu and I got someone else. Cause there was no rhythm to the songs to me and her talented voice was never utilized. And SA-RA as a production group was very disappointing. Them nuckas is spacey.....

But I'll give Badu another shot, cause I love all of her other stuff and her live show is superb. I'll have to listen to it first though.

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TATA_U
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58. "Hate???"
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Tue Mar-04-08 02:50 PM by TATA_U

          

I'm sure I NEVER used the word hate...

But if I did use the word hate; it would be appropriate...

Erykah shows us NONE of her range... yes, her words are real, but I did not by a lecture or a spoken word album...

I brought the album of someone I thought was a serious Songstress...

I am so disappointed... I like #5 & 9 that is IT!

  

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soul_lyrics
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83. "Its growing on me...slowly"
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Same way it took some time.

oh and My People----like Mos Def's?

Why live life like a tired cliche?

  

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msbadu2003
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2. "Do you have any inside info. on the USB stick??"
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cuz i've got to have it!

...and i thought she was saying, "Telephone. It's so dirty."

Thanks for your analysis on each song...just can't wait to hear the whole thing...

  

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3. "i think it's going to drop in March now...."
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msbadu2003
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7. "really?? gotta source??"
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6. "i thought so too...."
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i thought she said 'telephone its so dirty.....' from that interview it sounds like WWU all over again..... i love how her tracks bleed into each other tho...

Positive Energy Activates Creative Elevation.... PEACE!
Wat Good Do Yo Wordz Do If They Cant Undastand U?-E.Badu

  

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msbadu2003
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8. "i thought it was gonna be a dirty, dirty song, lol..."
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>i thought she said 'telephone its so dirty.....' from that
>interview it sounds like WWU all over again..... i love how
>her tracks bleed into each other tho...

me too...like how "danger" bled into "think twice"

  

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87. "LOL !!!! I thought the same thing, also."
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>>i thought she said 'telephone its so dirty.....' from
>that
>>interview it sounds like WWU all over again..... i love how
>>her tracks bleed into each other tho...
>
>me too...like how "danger" bled into "think twice"

And I thought it was gonna be a naughty song, but a great track,nonetheless.

silk.
later


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Dionne Farris-For Truth If Not Love/Sam Sparro-Sam Sparro/Sheila E.-Sheila E./Rene & Angela-Rene & Angela/Alicia Myers - Alicia Again/Aurra-A Little Love/Sugarfoot-Sugar Kiss/Tawatha-Welcome To My Dream/Tonex-Bapogostic/Undisputed Truth-Cosmi

  

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JRems
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4. "RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!"
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Thu Feb-21-08 01:36 PM by JRems

  

          

dope breakdown.

as an FYI, "Soldier" is the Kariem Riggins produced joint on the album.


there are two Madlib joints.




i'm LOVING this album so far.




side note: I'm shocked you didn't mention all the dope artwork! I heard that was all displayed at the listening session last night!

For those that cop the album, there is some truly dope artwork for each track (in the booklet).

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5. "RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!"
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has the album leaked yet??

  

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9. "nope, but your local mom and pop record store probably will have it out"
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for sale today.

  

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12. "i'm not sure the indies will get their product today..."
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product shipped later than normal for this release

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10. "RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!"
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Just trying to keep it short. All the artwork, Erykah's and the gallery's, was amazing. On CoSM's work, it's like a more sanitary, but cosmic version of the Bodies exhibit at the Seaport. All these paintings of man from skeletal form slowly adding tendons, flesh, babies in the womb, some crazy stuff. If anybody ever visits, there's a really sick one in the corner of the back room with a woman covered with eyes all over her body (I guess a Mother Earth representation?) and on her left is a virginal White woman breastfeeding and on the right is a freaky voodoo Black mama getting it on with some dude nearly in paralysis. Yeah, listen to "The Healer" in that room. As for Erykah's stuff, Emek must be one exhaustingly creative dude, more of what you've already seen with scribbles and notes all over the different lyric pages. Can't wait for next week.

  

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msbadu2003
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14. "Candace, where can I buy the promo posters??"
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i've been to like every record shop in town with no success

  

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Candace L.
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15. "RE: Candace, where can I buy the promo posters??"
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No clue, I've only seen them around at various events. If I hear/see anything, I'll drop a line.

  

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msbadu2003
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16. "OK, thanks babe!"
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17. "Cosign"
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>I'll wait until next week.

Yeah, cuz I'll have my own damned listening party!
LOL
be.fearless.choose.love

  

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Phreak
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11. "new EW review"
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got an A-

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20179152,00.html

  

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msbadu2003
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13. "yea i read this earlier!"
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>got an A-

this is good cuz the critics are normally scratching their heads over her material, lol

  

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Meese
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18. "*Cracks up at this writ*"
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"... She also freely ... laments that at 37, ''my ass and legs have gotten thick.''"

LAMENTS? Comedy.

"People always say the same thing ..." (c) Anton

<==Behold! SunSun! ... oh my my my!
Come to kick everybody's ass 5.23.09

  

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buttersoul
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19. "ha"
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Fri Feb-22-08 02:24 AM by buttersoul

  

          

'twinkle' and 'me' is my shit...
I love her evolution with this album
BUT
THE HEALER - in terms that titled track
is really
Supa Nova Salom.
EB know dat.

Its a completely great transition of music as an album.
Quite transcendental.
But EB been doing that well.
respect.

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http://myspace.com/afeni

  

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21. "RE: ha"
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what makes you say that?

  

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22. "RE: ha"
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oh never mind , dont answer .
i know who you are .



peace.

  

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29. "RE: ha"
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Erykah,
any info on where we can get USB's on tuesday?

Myspace: www.myspace.com/orlyrodriguez

  

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46. "RE: ha"
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this album is bananas!

this kinda reminds me of something prince woulda done back in the day, but it's hard as ish all the way thru.

thanks for holdin it down e!... i needed this in my life

  

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61. "wow"
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Sat Mar-08-08 12:48 AM by buttersoul

  

          

this coulda been a real fresh dialog.
I am dismissed..."and so it goes."

tho you coulda been specific on what was misunderstood bout my statement.
like I said..it all makes a little more sense to me.
I learned more about individual processes and observers and
that dialog in a whole.

(b)FLY ALBUM tho.
shine.

  

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62. "peace sistah"
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i aint beffin with you
I just want you to shine.
carry on strangely.
_____________________________________________

"What people think of me is none of my business." ~O. Winfrey

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88. "I HAVE ?'S FOR YOU E.BADU BUT YOU LOG IN EVERY YEAR NOTHING NEGATIVE JU..."
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SO LOG IN MORE OFTEN...



-100% Intelligent Black Child.

  

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90. "intelligent people don't type in all caps"
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EH?

  

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38. "I was wondering about that..."
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:: Fajada 02/25/08 ::

look at love
how it tangles
with the one fallen in love

look at spirit
how it fuses with earth
giving it new life

why think separately
of this life and the next
when one is born from the last

  

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20. "Rolls blunt, positions insence/candles,vanilla rum tea bags ready..."
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*waits for 12:00* when store local indie opens.

Damn jus think how we gon act when DAngelo comes out.

Memorizing now-
MF DOOM- Special Herbs 1 - 9
Miles Davis- Sorcerer
J Dilla- Ruff Draft
Yesterday's Universe- Prepare 4 New Yesterday
Onra - CHINOISERIES
Without a parable YAHushua spake not. Matthew 13:34

  

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23. ""Twinkle""
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that joint is meeeeaaaaaan

my gawd...

thankyou.

  

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24. "the vocal melodies on TELEPHONE"
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& the beat changes throughout the album are GREAT..sure its gonna get better with every single listen too

  

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25. "im kind of scared to listen to 'telephone'..."
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from what i read it reminds me
of when my aunt was dying and she was talking to her parents
my great grandparents
no one was in the room
but me and her
it was the most special moment in my life

but its sad as well
see THIS is why i will
ALWAYS love and support badu
every album
something it there is like
she knew


creativity is from God
The Creator
Thank you badu for being His vessel
through that song i will never forget
that moment
my blessing

--------------
Daren, I'll never forget you
http://www.fayemurman.com/extras/magee/daren/

  

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True
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64. "RE: im kind of scared to listen to 'telephone'..."
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>from what i read it reminds me
>of when my aunt was dying and she was talking to her parents
>my great grandparents
>no one was in the room
>but me and her
>it was the most special moment in my life
>
>but its sad as well
>see THIS is why i will
>ALWAYS love and support badu
>every album
>something it there is like
>she knew
>
>
>creativity is from God
>The Creator
>Thank you badu for being His vessel
>through that song i will never forget
>that moment
>my blessing
>


-When ni66az turn into gods, walls come tumblin'

-They don't know their language, they don't know THEY'RE god. They take what they're given even when it feels odd.

Yeah man, seems alot of these stories going around. When my grandfather passed he was speaking to alot of my family's ancestors from a tribe in Mozambique my family is descendants of.

PEACE

  

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74. "RE: im kind of scared to listen to 'telephone'..."
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im loving this song man

  

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26. "'Me' is perfect summertime music."
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The change up in beats of both "master teacher" AND "that hump" are soooo lovely, I almost wish Erykah would extend both of the change ups to full length songs.

I LOVE "soldier", it has such a cool groove to it, very laid back. Also summertimeish.

Currently, "that hump" is my favorite, it's very layered and i love the harmonies.

"Telephone" is very pretty but very sad. Hard to listen to.

The bass in "the healer" is fierce.

Oh and the guitar riff that comes halfway into "Me" is really makes the song pop.

Oh yeah, and I can't say enough about the slide back into the main melody after the break in "that hump", it's so gangsta...only way to describe it...gangsta.

.

  

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27. "So, the album is perfect."
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Erykah is political, personal, funny, sad, funky, soulful, experimental.

<<<---- Me and my Aunt/bestfriend

"Me??! I'm a creator." - SANTOGOLD

  

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28. "RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!"
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Many thanks for your review. The music has a nice effect. On listening the songs the first two to three times I didnt liked them. But then came the big bang came and I got it, now I love them and can not stop listening to the tracks.

Does anyone know if the extra tracks on the UK (release 03.03.) and Japan (release 03.05) realeses are confirmed ?

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Amerykah-Part-One-World/dp/B0013KJATS/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1203774430&sr=8-1

Japan: http://www.hmv.co.jp/product/detail/2666834

Does anyone know if and when and where the USB-Stick will come out ?

ah youth. wasted on the young. (analoguegirl)

  

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30. "RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!"
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I like the album...I don't love it as much as the other. Mama's Gun is her best work by far. My only fear is that general population won't get it and she will only sell gold like Worldwide Underground. Honey and Solider are really the only 2 releasable song from the record. The rest is more experimental and won't work on the radio

  

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31. "i could see "me" on a jazz station."
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and "that hump" on v103.

.

  

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32. "RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!"
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well the radio needs to start bangin' shit like this ASAP ... The Healer is my jawn. Shouts to Madlib and Ms. Badu for that joint ...

https://youtu.be/Kkp6UkSh5IQ

  

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35. "You talk as if WE have no control..."
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over what's played on the radio.

I listen to all kinds of music, visit all kinds of messageboards, and these "commercial" artists have street teams and fans that actually call stations DAILY to get stuff played. I can copy and paste lists of radio stations all around the country.

If we really wanted to, we could have this whole album played on the radio. It's enough members on OKP to change the direction of radio...only if we really wanted to.

  

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41. "fam. poast up. okps shd put they money where their mouths are."
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peace & blessings,

x.

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** i move away from the mic to breathe in

  

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65. "RE: You talk as if WE have no control..."
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>over what's played on the radio.
>
>I listen to all kinds of music, visit all kinds of
>messageboards, and these "commercial" artists have street
>teams and fans that actually call stations DAILY to get stuff
>played. I can copy and paste lists of radio stations all
>around the country.
>
>If we really wanted to, we could have this whole album played
>on the radio. It's enough members on OKP to change the
>direction of radio...only if we really wanted to.


-When ni66az turn into gods, walls come tumblin'

-They don't know their language, they don't know THEY'RE god. They take what they're given even when it feels odd.

Indeed, heads want change need to demand it. Where there is a demand there will be a supply because Amerykah is a opportunist capitalistic junkie

PEACE

  

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33. ""Telephone" is absolutely BEAUTIFUL."
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It may sound silly, but until I hear the rest of the album, this song is my new "Otherside".
Can't wait to cop this.

---

"When we realize that it makes very little sense to
babble on in superlatives, we'll just play the music.
Then they'll understand"

www.last.fm/user/minty_fresh81
www.myspace.com/spearminttbeats

  

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34. "Damn good album, I hope I feel this way about it 10 years from now"
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like Baduizm. I can't give it Mama's Gun status yet though, I stress yet... that album is perfection.

*
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78. "RE: baduizm is her masterwork"
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That album is in my top 5 of albums I would take if I was going to be stuck on a deserted island for an extended period of time. I like M.G. I like this one. Neither one can touch Baduizm though. That album is one of the Greatest Albums of all time, imo.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Oooo baby I like it raw. Oooo baby I like it RAAAW!(c)ODB- Shimmy Shimmy Ya

  

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36. "Review Of Erykah's New CD"
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Considering that on sites such as Amazon (which had clips) and All Music had reviews and comments while this site was muzzled till today, here is my review:


  

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37. "RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!"
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I was seeing download links for about a week now, but i resisted, i need the real deal. I have class till 2:30 today, but best believe I'm takin my ass to the store as soon as I get outta here

  

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39. "Telephone is gorgeous. brings tears to the eyes. but in a beautiful"
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way. dilla and odb gotta be smiling off of that one.

haven't checked the liners yet. the drums w/ the snare off is a very nice touch, too.

beautiful, beautiful tribute.

the rest of the album is dope. but i would buy it for this, alone.

alright. i'ma take it off repeat now. in a minute.


peace & blessings,

x.

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** i move away from the mic to breathe in

  

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40. "Who Produces What?"
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Anyone have an idea of the track break downs of who produced each track.
I heard Madlib has like 8 joints...

'Boom buh chalk buh boom buh chalk'

  

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43. "its in the liner notes.....*pause*"
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______________________________________

Navem nu, cuando sol
Tutu nu, vondo nos nu
Vita em, no continous non
Nos nu ekta nos sepe ta, amen

When the sun shades the ship
We sweat and life is not safe
To swim or to touch not
When we unite we hedge amen

  

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44. "but..."
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I got the iTunes version and it didnt have a digital booklet.

so i gets nothin!!!

'Boom buh chalk buh boom buh chalk'

  

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47. "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW2vrPpmJOA"
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW2vrPpmJOA



  

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49. "WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH"
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you crazy!
HA!

'Boom buh chalk buh boom buh chalk'

  

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42. "RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!"
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Telephone got me bad,love her album

trizzy

  

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45. "RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!"
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I also bought the album off iTunes, so I didn't have any liner notes. Honestly, I'm still digesting the album, so I couldn't exactly make out what Telephone was about, even though taken on it's own musically that is one of the sexiest beats in recent memory. Hearing the Dilla story makes it tragic, beautiful, classic...

  

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48. "It's wild how when you hear music....."
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and you say "this sounds like a so and so beat" and then you look at the notes and it's just who you thought it was. lol That's how it was when I heard The Cell. The way the drums and chords come in just get it done.

Master Teacher is my shyt too, it sort of reminded me of something off of the Platinum Pied Pipers joint.

The whole joint just cranks! I am looking forward to the rest of the albums.

---------------------------------
Do it girl

  

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55. "i feel you!"
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cause when i heard master teacher, i was like "...somebody is tryna sound like Bilal" then i look in the notes and see my dude! that shit got me hyped!

  

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50. "love the album and this from a hater."
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thats it.

for now.

  

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59. "RE: love the album and this from a hater."
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saw the video the other day - good looks

  

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51. "This album is..."
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the greatest piece of musical artistry ever recorded by a woman, and likely the most powerful record of this century thus so far.
I decided that today.
and...
that is clearly all that needs to be said.

Thank you ebadu, your work shows what happens when talented healers reject fear.

¤ø¸,ø¤º°..°º¤ø,¸ø¤

"Truth will still be Truth if not a single person believes it, for Truth does not depend on the approval or on the acceptance by people in this system"
-Haidakhan Babaji

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF0t7wo5Dws

  

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52. "That Hump"
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You know that feeling you get when your foot is on the brake, and the car is still sliding into the intersection? That bolt of nervous energy, the claustrophobic, bullet-time prayer, the "how the eff did I get HERE, this is IT" feeling? To borrow a phrase from a friend describing hearing Portuguese Love for the first time, when I REALLY heard That Hump, time. stopped. Anyone who has ever struggled with an addiction can feel her tears on this one. And to put Telephone (which I spent 3 days on alone) right after this one? There's more raw emotion between those two songs than I've ever heard on ANY album. This woman is surreal.

  

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56. "omg @ "That Hump""
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"a bitch could use a little more" gets me...the emotion in this song is off the charts...and the beats and beat changes are splendiferous...this is my #2 song now

  

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66. "RE: omg @ "That Hump""
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yeah...it's my #1 right now..and the song change...is DOPE..."...i ain't neva done dope...only smoked a joint or twooooo.."

~Hate Is The New Love~

  

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dillagent
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71. " "That Hump"..... insanely good"
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the range of voices she uses, it's like a one woman vocal symphony... astounding track - and album! for me it's between the healer, hump and telephone.... this album is one i'll be playing for a looooong time. thank u erykah

  

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53. "RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!"
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<a href="http://s48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/pkfinest/?action=view¤t=moto_0017.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/pkfinest/moto_0017.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>




Picture worth a thousand words

  

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johnbook
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54. "Is this album coming out on vinyl?"
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I haven't heard the album yet, and I haven't seen any information about it. Analoguegirl got to offer the album in the LP format. I can be picky and say "as long as the sequencing on the vinyl is not the same as the CD, as MAMA'S GUN was", but she'll come out of nowhere and go "Book, WTF?

But I'll buy it regardless, just lead the way.




ME: http://www.myspace.com/crutmusic
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HEAR: http://booksmusic.podomatic.com/

GIVE: http://www.hawaiifoodbank.org
DO: http://green-base.blogspot.com/

ABB: http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/index.php?vst=45730

  

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63. "it IS coming out on vinyl"
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Just not out yet.

www.seandammit.com
www.seankantrowitz.com
www.twitter.com/seandammit

  

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70. "Cool. Until then, here's my review of her album (from my column)"
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http://therunoffgroove.blogspot.com/2008/03/run-off-groove-194.html


===FEAR NOT, THE COUNTDOWN IS IN EFFECT===

ME: http://www.myspace.com/crutmusic
WRITE: http://therunoffgroove.blogspot.com
HEAR: http://booksmusic.podomatic.com/

ABB: http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/index.php?vst=45730

  

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60. "CoSM?...Alex Grey's joint? Word? That's crazy."
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91. "and pretty cool, too"
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WuGambina
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67. "I like Ms. Badu but"
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not this album. Dah well.


<--- Nuff said.

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68. "I still don't understand the song "TWINKLE" what da heck is she"
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Really talkin about; what do she mean in the Chorus??
I need a REAL/DETAIL breakdown

  

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Sinistah aka 7Body Sin
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75. "RE: I still don't understand the song "TWINKLE" what da heck is she"
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>Really talkin about; what do she mean in the Chorus??
>I need a REAL/DETAIL breakdown


my first time quoting a post, so i hope this goes down right, but in the most simplistic of explanations, she just saying our lack of knowledge of orgin is the cause of our own limitation..... and the dialogue at the end confirms that.......

the last part of the chorus specifically struck me as being related to mysticism of religion........

i dont wanna get too deep, cause i comprehended every theme touched on this album without confusion, but to one with a little lesser understanding, the content can be "obscure" or "intricate" to understand.....

but honestly the reason i cant get into it right now is because time wont allow....... hopefully someone can add-on for you!

Peace!

NGE, We Bring Good Things To Life......
http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz

be sure to check out the music and blog, drop a line or two as well, i'm only human!

  

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MiZmOuF
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69. "Master Teacher starts off slow with not too much going on?"
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72. "RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!"
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http://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=3&topic_id=168973&mesg_id=168973&page=


-When ni66az turn into gods, walls come tumblin'

-They don't know their language, they don't know THEY'RE god. They take what they're given even when it feels odd.

  

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Sinistah aka 7Body Sin
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73. "RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!"
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remarkable album, can't wait for the follow-up!

NGE, We Bring Good Things To Life......
http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz

be sure to check out the music and blog, drop a line or two as well, i'm only human!

  

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Vito23
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76. "RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!"
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i respect erykah for not compromising her music and this album is nice... the album artwork is crazy!!!

  

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ya Setshego
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77. "RE: It's wierd"
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I had 2 listen 2 it 2-3 times 2 figure out what the h*9L was goin' on. It's like...Soul Psychodelica. I get it now. & I LOVE IT.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Oooo baby I like it raw. Oooo baby I like it RAAAW!(c)ODB- Shimmy Shimmy Ya

  

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79. "RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!"
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I absolutley love this album.... From start to finish.....

Telephone is an amazing song, I love the feel and sound - Just amazing!

  

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El_Pistolero
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80. "This is my fav. non hip-hop album of 08"
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So it goes.

  

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85. "non hip hop?"
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why isn't it hip hop?

  

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msbadu2003
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82. "I've recently really been feeling the simplicity of "My People""
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ive come to appreciate the chanting and repetetiveness (sp?) of it...i play it when i get off work and am loosening up...it's just so chill and simple...erykah knows what she's doing

  

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theslickdivide
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84. "RE: Erykah Badu NEW AMERYKAH pt. 1 the BREAKDOWN!"
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This album is pure genius.

  

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thediceoflife
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86. "*sigh*"
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>In other news, the tentative release for the Edith Funker
>project, Lowdown Loretta Brown, is November 2008.

  

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89. "RE: *sigh*"
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>>In other news, the tentative release for the Edith Funker
>>project, Lowdown Loretta Brown, is November 2008.

fam where u hear that? it will be a saver of this awful month if true

I want to talk to Jesus, my mama, and Marvin Gaye when I get to heaven.

  

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