Badu, Erykah

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Baduizm
New - LP - B0025328
Sealed 2016 2LP Gatefold (Originally Released As A Single LP). “Two Years After D'Angelo Brought The Organic Sound And Emotional Passion Of R&B To The Hip-Hop World With 1995's Brown Sugar, Erykah Badu's Debut Performed A Similar Feat. While D'Angelo Looked Back To The Peak Of Smooth '70s Soul, Though, Badu Sang With A Grit And Bluesiness Reminiscent Of Her Heroes, Nina Simone And Billie Holiday. "On & On" And "Appletree," The First Two Songs On Baduizm, Illustrated Her Talent At Singing Soul With The Qualities Of Jazz. With A Nimble, Melodic Voice Owing Little To R&B From The Past 30 Years, She Phrased At Odds With The Beat And Often Took Chances With Her Notes. Like Many In The Contemporary Rap World, Though, She Also Had Considerable Talents At Taking On Different Personas; "Otherside Of The Game" Is A Poetic Lament From A Soon-To-Be Single Mother Who Just Can't Forget The Father Of Her Child. Erykah Badu's Revolution In Sound -- Heavier Hip-Hop Beats Over Organic, Conscientious Soul Music -- Was Responsible For Her Breakout, But Many Of The Songs On Baduizm Don't Hold Up To Increased Examination. For Every Intriguing Track Like "Next Lifetime," There's At Least One Rote R&B Jam Like "4 Leaf Clover." Jazz Fans Certainly Weren't Confusing Her With Cassandra Wilson -- Badu Had A Bewitching Voice, And She Treasured Her Notes Like The Best Jazz Vocalists, But She Often Made The Same Choices, The Hallmark Of A Singer Rooted In Soul, Not Jazz.” John Bush, AMG. more
Baduizm
New - LP - U 53027
Factory Sealed, Long Out Of Print 1997 Vinyl. Her Stupendous First Album Which Drew Comparisons With Billie Holiday From The Critics. more
Baduizm
Colored Vinyl - New - B0034240-01
Sealed 2023 2LP Gatefold "Lemonade" Pressing. A Seminal R&B Record And Forerunner In The Neo-Soul Movement. "Two Years After D'angelo Brought The Organic Sound And Emotional Passion Of R&b To The Hip-Hop World With 1995's Brown Sugar, Erykah Badu's Debut Performed A Similar Feat. While D'Angelo Looked Back To The Peak Of Smooth '70s Soul, Though, Badu Sang With A Grit And Bluesiness Reminiscent Of Her Heroes, Nina Simone And Billie Holiday. "On & On" And "Appletree," The First Two Songs On Baduizm, Illustrated Her Talent At Singing Soul With The Qualities Of Jazz. With A Nimble, Melodic Voice Owing Little To R&B From The Past 30 Years, She Phrased At Odds With The Beat And Often Took Chances With Her Notes. Like Many In The Contemporary Rap World, Though, She Also Had Considerable Talents At Taking On Different Personas; "Otherside Of The Game" Is A Poetic Lament From A Soon-To-Be Single Mother Who Just Can't Forget The Father Of Her Child. Erykah Badu's Revolution In Sound -- Heavier Hip-Hop Beats Over Organic, Conscientious Soul Music -- Was Responsible For Her Breakout, But Many Of The Songs On Baduizm Don't Hold Up To Increased Examination. For Every Intriguing Track Like "Next Lifetime," There's At Least One Rote R&B Jam Like "4 Leaf Clover." Jazz Fans Certainly Weren't Confusing Her With Cassandra Wilson -- Badu Had A Bewitching Voice, And She Treasured Her Notes Like The Best Jazz Vocalists, But She Often Made The Same Choices, The Hallmark Of A Singer Rooted In Soul, Not Jazz. Though Many Fans Would Dislike (And Probably Misinterpret) The Comparison, She's Closer To Diana Ross Playing Billie Holiday -- As She Did In The 1972 Film Lady Sings The Blues -- Than Holiday Herself." AMG - John Bush. more
Baduizm
New - LP - B0025328-01
Sealed, Latest Run Of The 2016 2LP Gatefold Vinyl Reissue. A Seminal R&B Record And Forerunner In The Neo-Soul Movement. "Two Years After D'angelo Brought The Organic Sound And Emotional Passion Of R&b To The Hip-Hop World With 1995's Brown Sugar, Erykah Badu's Debut Performed A Similar Feat. While D'Angelo Looked Back To The Peak Of Smooth '70s Soul, Though, Badu Sang With A Grit And Bluesiness Reminiscent Of Her Heroes, Nina Simone And Billie Holiday. "On & On" And "Appletree," The First Two Songs On Baduizm, Illustrated Her Talent At Singing Soul With The Qualities Of Jazz. With A Nimble, Melodic Voice Owing Little To R&B From The Past 30 Years, She Phrased At Odds With The Beat And Often Took Chances With Her Notes. Like Many In The Contemporary Rap World, Though, She Also Had Considerable Talents At Taking On Different Personas; "Otherside Of The Game" Is A Poetic Lament From A Soon-To-Be Single Mother Who Just Can't Forget The Father Of Her Child. Erykah Badu's Revolution In Sound -- Heavier Hip-Hop Beats Over Organic, Conscientious Soul Music -- Was Responsible For Her Breakout, But Many Of The Songs On Baduizm Don't Hold Up To Increased Examination. For Every Intriguing Track Like "Next Lifetime," There's At Least One Rote R&B Jam Like "4 Leaf Clover." Jazz Fans Certainly Weren't Confusing Her With Cassandra Wilson -- Badu Had A Bewitching Voice, And She Treasured Her Notes Like The Best Jazz Vocalists, But She Often Made The Same Choices, The Hallmark Of A Singer Rooted In Soul, Not Jazz. Though Many Fans Would Dislike (And Probably Misinterpret) The Comparison, She's Closer To Diana Ross Playing Billie Holiday -- As She Did In The 1972 Film Lady Sings The Blues -- Than Holiday Herself." AMG - John Bush. more
Baduizm
Used - LP - U-53027
1997 original. A Seminal R&B Record And Forerunner In The Neo-Soul Movement. "Two Years After D'angelo Brought The Organic Sound And Emotional Passion Of R&b To The Hip-Hop World With 1995's Brown Sugar, Erykah Badu's Debut Performed A Similar Feat. While D'Angelo Looked Back To The Peak Of Smooth '70s Soul, Though, Badu Sang With A Grit And Bluesiness Reminiscent Of Her Heroes, Nina Simone And Billie Holiday. "On & On" And "Appletree," The First Two Songs On Baduizm, Illustrated Her Talent At Singing Soul With The Qualities Of Jazz. With A Nimble, Melodic Voice Owing Little To R&B From The Past 30 Years, She Phrased At Odds With The Beat And Often Took Chances With Her Notes. Like Many In The Contemporary Rap World, Though, She Also Had Considerable Talents At Taking On Different Personas; "Otherside Of The Game" Is A Poetic Lament From A Soon-To-Be Single Mother Who Just Can't Forget The Father Of Her Child. Erykah Badu's Revolution In Sound -- Heavier Hip-Hop Beats Over Organic, Conscientious Soul Music -- Was Responsible For Her Breakout, But Many Of The Songs On Baduizm Don't Hold Up To Increased Examination. For Every Intriguing Track Like "Next Lifetime," There's At Least One Rote R&B Jam Like "4 Leaf Clover." Jazz Fans Certainly Weren't Confusing Her With Cassandra Wilson -- Badu Had A Bewitching Voice, And She Treasured Her Notes Like The Best Jazz Vocalists, But She Often Made The Same Choices, The Hallmark Of A Singer Rooted In Soul, Not Jazz. Though Many Fans Would Dislike (And Probably Misinterpret) The Comparison, She's Closer To Diana Ross Playing Billie Holiday -- As She Did In The 1972 Film Lady Sings The Blues -- Than Holiday Herself." AMG - John Bush. more
Bag Lady
New - 12 - 012158274
Sealed 12 Incher. 6 Remixes Totalling 30 Minutes Of Music. Out Of Print. more
But You Caint Use My Phone
Colored Vinyl - B002547501
2016 Limited Edition Black Friday Record Store Day Exclusive 180gm Clear Vinyl First Release. LP Appears Unplayed. RSD Hype Sticker On Shrink. Includes Custom Inner Sleeve. “Badu At Her Most Experimental" - The Los Angeles Times. Born From A Cover Of Drake's "Hotline Bling" It Grew Into A Critically Acclaimed Digital Mixtape And Cultural Sensation. The Emotional Apex Of The Album Is Hello, A Duet With Andre 3000. USA Today Deemed It “Classic,” With Praise From Rolling Stone, Spin, Essence, The New York Times, Vogue, MTV, Pitchfork, And Others. more
But You Caint Use My Phone
Colored Vinyl - VMP-028
2018 Record Club Only, Limited Edition 180gm Clear Vinyl With Multi-Colored Splatter. Appears New, Unplayed. more
But You Caint Use My Phone
Colored Vinyl - New - B003399501
Sealed 2022 Reissue On Purple Coloured Vinyl For Her "Limited Shades Of Purple Vinyl Series". more
Live
Used - LP - 31091
Rare 1997 Original Cut At Sterling. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. more
Mama's Gun
Colored Vinyl - MOT 012153288
Superb 2000 Double LP Pressed On Red Wax! A Must-Have, Featuring The #1 Hit "Bag Lady" Plus Many More Great Songs. Both LPs Appear Glossy, Unplayed. more
Mama's Gun
New - LP - MOVLP1124
Sealed 2014 2LP 180gm Out Of Print, Limited Edition, Gatefold Reissue. more
Mama's Gun
Audiophile - New - MOVLP1124
Sealed, Latest Run Of The 2014 2LP 180gm Remastered Reissue, Housed In A Heavy Duty Gatefold Jacket. more
Mama's Gun Promo Only
Used - LP - 000
Rare 2000 White Label Promo 6 Song Mini LP. Dead Wax Is Inscribed: LTD ED FOR DJS ONLY. Mastered At Sterling. Comes In A Special Promo Envelope Style Jacket. more
New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
New - LP - 150009
Factory Sealed 2007 2LP Gatefold Original. "Erykah Badu Has Embarked On One Of The More Ambitious Projects In Recent R&B History: This Year, She'll Release New Amerykah, A Series Of At Least Two, Possibly Three, Albums Tackling Sociopolitical Issues Like Poverty And 9/11, Drawing On Musical Styles From The Forties Through The Sixties, And Promising, She Says, To "Talk For My Race And My Planet." Badu Kicks Off The First Disc By Indulging Her Arty Side: 4th World War Is Mostly Dark, Minor-Key Melodies, Eerie Chants And Atmospheric Electro Beats Courtesy Of Underground Producers Like Madlib And Shafeeq Husain. Some Of The Music Is Gripping — The Modal-Sounding Chorus And Blippy Groove Of "My People" Suggests An R&B Version Of Radiohead — But Other Tunes Feel Like Absent-Minded Doodles, And Badu's Social Consciousness Nets Middling Returns. There Are Passing References To Falling Buildings And Young Men Ending Up In Prison, Plus Praise For Louis Farrakhan, But There's Nothing Specific Enough To Qualify As Actual Commentary. Still, It's Good To Have Badu Back Trying New Things. She'll Have Another Shot This Year To Get Back To Greatness." - Christian Hoard, Rolling Stone more
New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
New - LP - 150009
Sealed, Latest Run Of The 2007 2LP Gatefold. "Erykah Badu Has Embarked On One Of The More Ambitious Projects In Recent R&B History: This Year, She'll Release New Amerykah, A Series Of At Least Two, Possibly Three, Albums Tackling Sociopolitical Issues Like Poverty And 9/11, Drawing On Musical Styles From The Forties Through The Sixties, And Promising, She Says, To "Talk For My Race And My Planet." Badu Kicks Off The First Disc By Indulging Her Arty Side: 4th World War Is Mostly Dark, Minor-Key Melodies, Eerie Chants And Atmospheric Electro Beats Courtesy Of Underground Producers Like Madlib And Shafeeq Husain. Some Of The Music Is Gripping — The Modal-Sounding Chorus And Blippy Groove Of "My People" Suggests An R&B Version Of Radiohead — But Other Tunes Feel Like Absent-Minded Doodles, And Badu's Social Consciousness Nets Middling Returns. There Are Passing References To Falling Buildings And Young Men Ending Up In Prison, Plus Praise For Louis Farrakhan, But There's Nothing Specific Enough To Qualify As Actual Commentary. Still, It's Good To Have Badu Back Trying New Things. She'll Have Another Shot This Year To Get Back To Greatness." - Christian Hoard, Rolling Stone more
New Amerykah Part Two Return Of The Ankh
New - LP - B0014023
Sealed 2010 2LP Gatefold Original. more
New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh
New - LP - B0014023-01
Sealed, Latest Run Of The 2010 2LP Gatefold Original. "Return Of The Ankh Was Supposed To Be Issued Earlier Than March 2010. It's Just As Well: 2008's Stupefying 4th World War Provided Such A Dense Concentration Of Charged Lyrics Over Ceaselessly Vein-Melting Production Work That Erykah Badu Could Have Been Forgiven For Letting Five Years Pass Prior To Unveiling Something Else To Soak Up. Return Of The Ankh Is A Relief In That Badu Does Not Attempt To Trump Herself With A Set That Is Even More Intense And Powerful Than Its Predecessor. Thematically, It's Aligned With 4th World War's Relatively Lighter Songs, "Me" And "Honey," More Personal Than Planetary, Less Challenging Sonically And Lyrically. Most Of It Was Actually Recorded At The Same Time As 4th World War. The List Of Collaborators, Featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow, Madlib, Shafiq Husayn, Dilla, James Poyser, Ahmir Thompson, And Karriem Riggins, Is Similar, Yet The Makeup Is Drastically Different, Designed For Instant Kicked-Back Enjoyment. A Pause, Deep Breath, And A "Here We Go" Is Not Required Prior To Putting It On. Instead, We Get Badu Playing Around, In The Best Possible Way, With Sample-Rooted Songs Like "Turn Me Away (Get Munny)" (A Twist On Sylvia Striplin's "You Can't Turn Me Away" And The 1995 Hip-Hop Anthem That Sampled It, Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s "Get Money"), "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long" (A Slightly Silly New-Love Song That Reworks Paul McCartney's "Arrow Through Me"), And "Umm Hmm" (Its Optimism Reflected In That Of Its Backbone, Ndugu & The Chocolate Jam Company's Earth, Wind & Fire-Like "Take Some Time"). Though The Album Is So Rich With Sample-Reliant Songs That It Sometimes Resembles A Glorified Mixtape, A Couple Standouts Were Made From Scratch. "Window Seat" Should Appeal To Those Who Have Wanted Badu To Revisit That Lissome Sound Of Baduizm Songs Like "On & On" And "Otherside Of The Game," And It Packs Stunning Stomp-And-Clap Breakdowns That Sync Up With Badu's Most Halting Lines: "I Need You To Want Me/I Need You To Miss Me/i Need Your Attention/I Need You Next To Me." "Out My Mind, Just In Time" Is A Ten-Minute Finale That Traces A Trajectory Of Heartache Across Three Movements, Beginning Innocently Enough With A Devotional (If Pained And Humorous) Piano Ballad That Shifts Into Muldrow's Psychedelic, Slow-Motion Soul-Jazz As Badu Gets Increasingly Fragmentary And Tripped-Out. By The End, She Is Renewed: "Finally I Got A Leading Role/introducing Super Dope/Starring In Her Episode/hello New World/out My Mind." Actual Next Level, As Always." AMG - Andy Kellman. more
The Healer
Colored Vinyl - B0010827-11
2008 Very Limited, Promo Only Double 12 Inch. First Disc Pressed On Purple Vinyl, Second Disc Pressed On Pink Vinyl. Promo Ink Mark Through Bar Code On Back Cover. Both Discs Appear New, Unplayed. more
Worldwide Underground
New - LP - 60496
Sealed, Out Of Print 2003 Original. more
Worldwide Underground
Colored Vinyl - New - B003371701
Sealed 2022 US Reissue Pressed On purple Vinyl For The "Limited Shades Of Purple Vinyl Reissue Series" Of Badu's Catalogue On Motown Records. "The So-Called "EP" That Will Make Many Erykah Badu Skeptics Wonder What's Going On Is Actually 15 Minutes Longer Than What's Going On. Why Would Any Musician Want To Call A Recording Of Such Length -- 50 Minutes, To Be Precise -- An EP? The Fact That Worldwide Underground Is Being Referred To As An EP Makes It Apparent That It Isn't Intended To Be Considered The True Follow-Up To Mama's Gun. You Also Find Out Throughout The Course Of The Disc That The Loose, Spare Arrangements Aren't Likely To Generate A Stream Of Tidy, Four-minute Top Ten Hits. As Easy As The Disc Is To Slide Into, It's Far And Away The Least Commercial R&B Release Of The Year. Written, Produced, And Performed By Freakquency -- A Seemingly Ad Hoc Group Consisting Of Badu, James Poyser, Rashad "Ringo" Smith, And R.C. Williams -- Along With A Revolving Door Of Guests, The Whole Thing Goes Down More Like A Weekend Jam Session Than An Endlessly Labored-Over, Polished Project. For The Most Part, This Is A Good Thing. Both "Bump It" And "I Want You" Are Over Eight Minutes In Length, Leaving Plenty Of Space To Establish Relaxed Atmospheres That Are Built On Uncomplicated Rhythms, Twinkling Keyboards, And Vaporous Textures. "Back In The Day (Puff)" And "Danger" Are The Two Most Single-Oriented Tracks; The Former's Essentially A More Filled-out Version Of One Of The Extended Pieces In Miniature Form, While The Latter Is The Toughest Sounding Of The Whole Batch, With Punchy, Synthetic Horn Jabs And Badu's Most Animated Vocal. A New Version Of "Love Of My Life" Caps Off The Disc In Fine, Fun Style, With Badu Paying Tribute To The All-Female, Old-School Trio Sequence, With The Help Of Angie Stone, Bahamadia, And Queen Latifah. If Worldwide Underground Isn't To Be Taken As Seriously As Baduizm And Mama's Gun, So Be It; But It Only Goes To Show How Apprehensive The Powers That Be Are In Allowing Their Platinum Artists To Deviate From What's Expected." AMG - Andy Kellman. more

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