I know, I know, I'm late! I just bought the CD last week Friday and I left it at home and in the package since. However, I have been chair dancing, hip shaking and head bobbing all day.
A few weeks ago I saw Ms. Badu on VH1 SoulStage. I love her transition and her growth is brilliant. There is nothing like seeing Erykah Badu live. I love the other neo-soul vocalists, I do, but Erykah....
My faves on the album so far are "The Healer", "Me", "Soldier", "Master Teacher" and "That Hump". That's half the album because there are only 10 songs.
I am moved yet I feel eerie by the song "Telephone".... a tribute to J. Dilla who passed away on February 10, 2006.
Erykah is gone be at Radio City in May and I know I'm late for this too but I've got to buy some tickets. My mother happens to work for the Cablevision subsidiaries and when I suggested that she pick up my tickets, she gave me one of the ugly looks... apparently a few years ago Badu was in concert and my mother worked her after party and Erykah asked for a napkin without acknowledging my mother with a hello nor a thank you. Every since my mama can't stand Erykah even though she credits with for being a helluva entertainer.
The only disappointment I have is that "Annie" is not on the CD. Now how can she not put that song on there! "Annie" is that funky song that is featured in the "Honey" video, which is similar to the "Hey Ya" video which was inspired by the Beatles performance on the Ed Sullivan Show sometime in the 1900s~lol.
Here is Ms. Badu singing "Annie" live on VH1 Soulstage....