Erykah Badu —
Baduizm ... LP MCA, 1997. New Copy (reissue)...
On October 21, 2016
A strange title for a first record – but quite fitting, given the impact that Erykah Badu has had on soul music! The record defines a whole new style of expression – "Baduizm", if you will – one in which Erykah sings with a depth that stretches back through a century's ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A huge creative leap forward for Common! Com had been slowly moving from a Chicago street poet role into a more universally conscious hip hop soul from record to record to this point, but Like Water For Chocolate is the one that really catapulted him deep into that realm – especially given ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(High quality Def Jam reissue – with nice, heavy vinyl.)
Incredible solo GZA effort – and the killer follow up to Liquid Swords! Beneath The Surface really does bubble underneath the surface, legacy-wise (for no earlyish Wu-Tang completists, anyway) – simply because Liquid Swords broke so much ground and casts such a long shadow. Not being ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album