Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh) [2LP] (Vinyl) - UrbanVinylStore

Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh) [2LP] (Vinyl)

Universal Motown Records multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning

singer-songwriter-actress ERYKAH BADU will release her

fifth studio album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh,

on March 30th, 2010. The new album is the singer’s hotly anticipated

follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2008 album, New

Amerykah Part One: 4th World War.

In contrast to New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War, which was

digitally produced and political in tone, New Amerykah Part Two:

Return of The Ankh features lush live instrumentation and taps

into Badu’s emotional side by thematically focusing on romance

and relationships. ''With Part One, I was standing at an apex, looking

at what was going on around me politically, socially, and economically,''

Badu explained. ''With Part Two, I’m hovering over me,

looking at what’s going on inside of me.''

New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh features contributions

from some of the most talented, groundbreaking,

underground producers and engineers in the hip-hop game,

including Grammy winners 9th Wonder and James Poyser,

eclectic soul singer Bilal, and the late J Dilla. ''We used a lot of

analog instruments - harps, strings, drums, piano, and even a

Theremin - to give the album that sonic feel,'' said Badu.

''There’s a strong undercurrent of bottom, a rumbling to these

songs that feels good to me. It feels like a hug.''

In advance of the album’s release date, ERYKAH BADU hosted a

series of intimate candlelit listening sessions for press and VIPs at

Chung King Studios in New York City on December 9 and December

10, 2009. Universal Motown President Sylvia Rhone, R&B star Ryan

Leslie, British pop sensation Corinne Bailey Rae, hip-hop impresario

Damon Dash, and rapper-producer Jay Electronica were all

on hand for the exclusive preview, where the self-proclaimed

''analog girl in a digital world'' gave listeners insight into her creative

process: ''When I write songs, the music always comes first...

otherwise, it would be poetry,'' she explained.

The press is already raving about New Amerykah Part Two: Return

of the Ankh, one of the most anticipated albums of 2010. The Wall

Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog calls it ''a throwback to her 1997

debut, ‘Baduizm,’ with a more acoustic feel'' while Vibe.com says,

''Badu delivers an album that offers the emotional highs, lows and

maddening complexities of being involved in a romantic relationship.''

Additionally, Suite903.com declares, ''The new album is

beyond amazing,'' and Okayplayer.com writes, ''The album is dope.''

ERYKAH BADU, a Dallas native, emerged in 1997 with her masterpiece

debut album, Baduizm, as a primal force of nature connecting

old school soul with contemporary R&B. The album garnered

her numerous award nominations, including two Grammys (Best

Female R&B Vocal, Best R&B Album) and multiple top spots on critics’

Best-Of-The-Year Lists. In 2000, she followed up with the critically

acclaimed platinum-selling album, Mama’s Gun. In 2003, the

EP World Wide Underground was awarded Gold certification.

TRACKLISTING:

1. 20 FEET TALL [produced by Erykah Badu and 9th Wonder]

2. WINDOW SEAT [produced by Erykah Badu and James Poyser, featuring ?uestlove]

3. AGITATION [produced by Erykah Badu and Shafiq Husayn of SA-RA Creative Partners]

4. TURN ME AWAY (GET MUNNY)

5. GONE BABY DON’T BE LONG

6. LOVE [produced by Erykah Badu and J Dilla]

7. UMM HMM [produced by Erykah Badu and Madlib]

8. FALL IN LOVE [produced by Erykah Badu and Karriem Riggins]

9. INCENSE [produced by Erykah Badu and Madlib]

10. OUT MY MIND JUST IN TIME (Part 1) (Undercover Over-Lover) [produced by Erykah Badu]

11. OUT MY MIND JUST IN TIME (Part 2) [produced by Erykah Badu and Georgia Anne Muldrow]

‘OFFICIAL LEAK’ TRACK:

JUMP UP IN THE AIR AND STAY THERE feat. Lil Wayne & Bilal

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