Check out my review of Erykah Badu's New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War over at The Daily Voice.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
She is deeply eclectic, but sometimes unattainable. In some of the music and themes for 4th World War I said to myself, "I guess I'm just not smart enough for this!" In "Master Teacher" Badu repeatedly questions, "What if there was no niggas, only master teachers?" After a few listens I wasn't exactly sure of her message, except for an exercise in prophetic complexity.
Whatever the case, New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) is an incredible R&B, funk, rock record. On the other hand, I would've liked to hear more of Badu's flawless vocals, which always shines in her unforgettable live performances. Badu has yet to deliver a studio album that showcases her dynamic voice, which, believe it or not, is less Billie Holiday and more Chaka Khan.
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