Review Of Erykah Badu’s New Album

Erykah Badu 'Worldwide Underground' album cover

Contributed anonymously:

‘Worldwide Underground’ is growing on me. Although I prefer ‘Mama’s Gun’ it’s obvious that she’s grown, using different producers and side artists, but I feel that she has retreated back to her debut album a few times too many.

‘Danger’ could be called ‘The other side of the game part 2’ and ‘Woo’ is just a remix of ‘Sometimes’ which she recorded. After you get past the Intro, Outro, bonus track, previously released song ‘Love of my Life’ and it’s remix. You only have seven songs, which makes it obvious that this album was meant to be a EP.

Don’t get me wrong, you can get lost in ‘I want you’ and will be singing along to ‘Bump It’ in no time but the stand out track HAS to be ‘The Grind.’

Fair play to Dead Prez as I feel that his rap was eloquent and real without him taking over the song.

Something was missing with this album. Her talent is undeniable, but whether it was rushed or family life is her priority I feel that this is not the best of her works.

If you’re looking for something different to boost your creative juices or chill you out then listen to this album but I feel that it’s over too soon.

I commend her for her originality as an artist but this album is limited and she’s didn’t take as many chances as she did on it’s predecessor. I give it 3 1/2 out of 5. Have a listen, then tell me what YOU think.


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