Episode 22

#JCsMusicology - Erykah Badu (1994 - 2003)


April 24th, 2020

53 mins 12 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

In this episode of #JCsMusicology, we analyse the early works of Erykah Badu. Also known as Badulla Oblongata. Also known as Sara Bellum. Also known as Analogue Girl in a Digital World.

As part of the holy trinity of Neo-soul albums in the late 90's, Erykah Badu realeased "Baduizm" to critical acclaim, generating four singles and two Grammy Awards. Her follow up, "Mama's Gun" would meet similar sucess with it's accolades and critical reception. Before taking a five year hiatus, her third studio album "Worldwide Underground" would be yet another progression in her artistic expression, accentuating live instrumentation and varying vocal styles.

Interview Credits: Jools Holland, Planet Groove, Hamburg, Suite903, ASSR Studio Stories, Out Of The Box, Red Bull Music Academy, Editor, The Breakfast Club, BET, HOT 97, Lord Sear Special, New York Times, Rap Radar, Work Reel and NPR.

Special Thanks: Lucas Cava, Pat McCaffrie, Daniel Aspén