Jump in the Air [ft. Lil Wayne) video:
Jump in the Air [ft. Lil Wayne) video:
^ You beat me to it lol. I like video except that Lil Wayne's gremlin ass is a part of it.
"Jump up in the air" grew on me. Didn't like it at first. Glad it's still a bonus track (last I heard) like "Honey" was on New Amerykah Part I.
I hope "Agitation" leaks or a 30 sec sampled. That's the song produced by Shafiq of Sa Ra. They did such a great job with "Master Teacher".
Oh, I hope "Get Money" leaks to. It's suppose to be a tribute to Biggie or her take on the Junior Mafia song of the same name.
I use to hate that song when it was popular in the 90s, but now I can't get it out of my head LOL.
Why is it that whenever I try to view the video, it stops halfway through and restarts? Has anyone else had this issue?
But from what I saw, the video is rather trippy. The big heads floating in and out of each other, makes one feel like they're walking through a funhouse on a bad acid trip. I sorta like it, it's not nearly as creative and memorable as the video she did for Honey. But compared to the garbage that is out plaguing the front page on my YouTube account, it'll do.
It's just stylistically, with the softer direction she's going with on Part II; Jump Up in the Air would have been better served as a track on the previous installment of New Amerykah instead of this one. I think Erykah kind of mixed that up a little bit and sent Honey and Jump on the wrong albums.
Now let's count the seconds until YouTube behaves like the tyrannical pricks that they are and pulls the video down.
Laughing at the Free Lil Wayne part... that troll put itself under the bridge, leave it there.
I think the big beat kinda eclipses the song, but i like it anyway.
Erykah Badu returns with Miami concert
Neo-soul songstress and certified weirdo Erykah Badu will perform at the Waterfront Theatre at the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami on April 8.
The concert will come only days after the release of her fifth studio album, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh), due March 30. Badu last performed in South Florida in May 2008, when she shared the stage with The Roots at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton.
Whereas 2008's New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) was a mostly funky, experimental romp through digital music-making, Part Two promises to be more grounded in Badu's soul roots. First single "Window Seat" is organic and moody, and Web-only single "Jump Up In The Air (Stay There)" with Lil' Wayne and Bilal is a psychedelic party with an orchestral twist.
No ticket prices have been announced yet, but tickets should go on sale February 26 at 10 a.m.
Window Seat is that classic Badu! hopefully the rest of the album goes this route as opposed to jump in the air.
haha. Erykah was a graduate of my high school actually... (the Arts Magnet High School in Dallas, Tx). Naturally, I am a a fan.
Once she made it big she came back and held this lecture about embracing our chakras and why veganism was necessary.
I sat about fifteen feet away from her, it was cool.
Erykah Badu will perform her new single "Window Seat" on Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, March 3 with The Roots doing back up.
I'll be back with my thoughts about the new songs as soon as I regain consciousness. The onslaught of new Erykah tracks has got me all light-headed and befuddled. It feels like Christmas again.
Thanks for those. "Agitation" sounds awesome as I expect it would. The instrumentation reminds me of a 4Hero track for some reason. A nice jazz, orchestra vibe.
"Don't be long" is really nice as well. Her voice reminds me of Minnie Ripperton a bit on that track.
Please let "Get Money" leak!!!!!!!
^^Gaahhhh, after listening to the previews; waiting for the 30th to come is going to feel like murder! I need to hear/buy these songs now, Erykah!!!!
And btw, "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long" needs to be the next single. Just sayin'.
I haven't even heard it in it's entirety but already I'm sold on it's awesomeness. It has a very "Diamond in the back, sunroof top, diggin' on the scene with a gangsta lean" feel to it. Very reminiscent of old-school summertime soul. I love it.
I really like Don't Be Long, and can't wait to add it to my collection of Baduizms.
I don't even own a cd-player but this will be the first album I purchase in this decade. I need to see her live! ASAP
So excited for this record. Will be the second I purchase in 2010 after Sade.
Oldie but goody:
Wow, The Roots with E. Badu is a blast from the past. That brings back some memories right there. Wasn't that Eve who was rapping too?
Dun-dada-dun-dun-dun-dun!!!! I now bring you the final artwork for the album cover.
And if any of you feel like having your breath taken away, proceed to click on the link and listen to the latest leaked track off of Part II, "Incense":
^How does this woman continue to do it?! Impressive album after the next, she has yet to fail.
March 31st, get here already damn you.
Awesome! It's one of the tracks she produced with Madlib.
It sucks that the leaked snippet of "Agitation / Gone Baby Don't Be Long" was pulled offline. I wanted to hear "Gone Baby Don't Be Long" again to hear the sample of Wing's "Arrow Through Me".
Aw well, I'm praying for a leak LOL. I am wrong for doing so, but I'm just desperately eager to hear this album in its entirety.
"Strawberry Incense" is the name of the game, forgive me.
You can now preview Part II on [ame="http://www.amazon.com/New-Amerykah-Part-Two-Return/dp/B003D3UCOA/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1269189894&sr=1-7"]Amazon.com[/ame].
Even though I only heard thirty seconds worth of each, "Umm Hmm" and "Love" are already my faves out the pack. I can't wait to hear the whole album in full. Judging from the clips, it sounds like Miss Badu has got another start-to-finish masterpiece on her hands. I swear she's exactly like FedEx, bitch always delivers.
The Amazon tracklisting for Return of the Ankh is a bit different from the original one that was posted before....I'm assuming this new one is the official tracklisting:
1. 20 Feet Tall
2. Window Seat
4. Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY)
5. Gone Baby, Don't Be Long
6. Umm Hmm
8. You Loving Me (Session)
9. Fall in Love (Your Funeral)
11. Out My Mind, Just In Time (Parts 1-3)
Sidenote-someone was a dear and decided to reupload the snippets for "Agitation" and "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long":
Enjoy the Ankh, my peoples.
Are these the only Lilith dates she's scheduled ???
Fri, Jul 2 Portland, OR (feat. Erykah Badu, Sheryl Crow, Sugarland, Sarah McLachlan)
The Amphitheatre at Clark County
Sat, Jul 3 Seattle, WA (feat. Erykah Badu, Colbie Caillat, Sheryl Crow and A Fine Frenzy)
The Gorge Amphitheatre
Already pre-ordered my copy on iTunes, I didn't listen to any of the leak songs so I'm ready for a treat.
I dunno how long this'll stay up, but here's "Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY):
And just b/c I have a feeling YouTube will pull this by the time I finish out this post, here's the link for the actual download:
And I don't know what in the hell would possess Amazon to pull down the previews for Return of the Ankh. But that's okay; after doing a little digging I was able to relocate the snippets. Again, this will have to suffice until the album leaks in full.... which astonishingly enough hasn't happened yet.
20 Feet Tall
Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY)
Gone Baby, Don't Be Long
You Loving Me (session)
Fall in Love (Your Funeral)
Out My Mind, Just in Time
I believe Erykah recorded the 3 part album in her home studio if I'm not mistaken.
^Eh, I'll wait until someone upload the tracks on YouTube, then I'll listen. I'm sort of apprehensive when it comes to downloading CDs on unknown media-sharing sites...somewhat illegally.
But yeah, it's only a matter of time now before the entire album leaks all over YouTube the same. "Umm Hmm" is the latest track to do so.
^I swear this is my shit.... if "Umm Hmm" isn't Erykah at her prime I dunno what it is.
^No, he cannot. Sure it's against CoC...
Oh my freaking god, some amazing person has finally uploaded "Out My Mind, Just in Time" in it's entirety!
^I've been dying to hear this one.
Thanks for being honest guys and looking out for the well-being of JUB
Kinda no difference between full copyrighted porn and copyrighted music
I'm beautiful in my way - cause god makes no mistakes - I'm on the right track - baby I was born this way!
Damn, this sold out almost instantly. I received the email just before noon. By the time I forwarded it to friends in NYC it was sold out.
Giant Step, L.A.M.C. & Erykah Badu Present: New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh Album Release Party
Saturday, March 27 2010
Good Units at Hudson, A Morgans Hotel, New York New York
Erykah Badu, Giant Step and Under 100/The Dash Gallery present a very special event this Saturday, March 27th at Good Units at Hudson, to celebrate the forthcoming release of Badu's highly anticipated album New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh.
Appearing alongside Erykah Badu will be Spank Rock, MNDR and The Tony Castles.
Good Units at Hudson, A Morgans Hotel
356 West 58th Street
New York, New York 10019
Pre-sale tickets only. There will be absolutely no ticket sales at the event.
Doors Open At: 09:00 PM
Advance Price: $20.00
About time she released it....the music video for "Window Seat".
^I don't like it nearly as much as I love the song. But it's Erykah, so I guess it'll do. I sorta get how her stripping off her clothes in the video is related to her wishes to be isolated from the rest of the world in the song.
Just seems like her label didn't grant her much of a budget this time around. Compared to how dynamic the video for "Honey" was, the videos so far for Part II have been kind of generic and lacking.
^I still don't think Honey was the right single from that album.