by Erykah Badu from the 'Baduizm' album
I have very little R&B music in my music library. No particular reason. It just never really resonates with me. I have some electonic / blip-hop tracks that might sound like a drugged out, drowsy version of R&B (the entire Mo Wax label sounded like this) but straight up R&B? No thanks.
A friend of mine lent me this Erykah Badu cd after him and his wife saw her in concert in Miami. I love her look
. She's extremely fashionable and I think she is a cool lady. Her music videos
are fun too. It seems like she doesn't take herself so seriously.
Ever so often the Badu tracks come up on my Ipod shuffle and hearing Next Lifetime
today it really blew me away. Nothing radical in the production. Just smart lyrics sung with lots of soul and honesty about a woman in a relationship who's attracted to a man she can't have.