Erykah Badu - Worldwide Underground
Catalog#: B 0000739-01
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Released: Oct 2003
Genre: Funk / Soul, Hip Hop
Style: RnB/Swing, Neo Soul
A1 Intro - World Keeps Turnin'
A2 Bump It
Vocals – Caron Wheeler, Zap Mama
A3 Back In The Day (Puff)
A4 I Want You
B2 The Grind
Rap [Featuring] – dead prez
B4 Think Twice
B5 Love Of My Life Worldwide
Vocals [Featuring] – Angie Stone, Bahamadia, Queen Latifah
B6 Outro - World Keeps Turnin'
Executive Producer – Erykah Badu, Kedar Massenburg
Executive Producer [Co-executive] – James Poyser, R.C. Williams, Rashad "Ringo" Smith, Tom Soares
Producer – "Frequency"
1. "Intro / World keeps turnin" : a nice little vibed out beat with warm keys and Ms. Badu adlibbing.... Chill.
2. "Bump it" - Quite possibly my favorite joint on the LP. This track has an UNDENIABLY catchy hook that'll have you hummin' it after hearing it one time! It clocks in at 8 minutes or so... Groovy congas and soulful vocal fills from Erykah make this one an instant classic for Badu fans.
3. "Back in the day" - Smoothed out track with an 80's feel (Patrice Rushen / Maze, etc). Again, incredibly catchy 'bop-bop-bop-bop-bop-ba-dop' vocal fills and Mr. Lenny Kravitz on guitar! Their first collaboration, but hopefully not their last.
4. "I want you" - This is quite a unique sound for Erykah. It starts off kinda 'out there' but the track makes sense as it builds. It slowwwwwwwwws all the way down towards the end and then there's a transition into a guitar/synth solo or sorts. An odd piece yes, but I can dig it!
5. "Woo!" - What a vibe this track has! It reminds one of a lounge act vamp. For those lucky enough to see Erykah on BET 106 & Park on 9.16.03 you know that this is one of the tracks she performed. A stand out piece without a doubt. WOOOOOOOO!!
6. "The grind" - great hip top track
7. "Danger" - As you are well aware, this is 'the single'. PLEASE NOTE: You MUST listen to this track SEVERAL times before you get it. The song structure is brilliant, and the hook! WHOA! Another chorus that gets in your head and won't leave you alone! The block's on LOCK!
8. "Think twice" - Nice Jazzed out little ditty complete with vintage sounds, and nice 'woop-dee-woop' scatting! Funkay!
9. "Love of my life" (worldwide) - Bangin' remix featuring New Jersey's own Queen Latifah, Illadelphia's Hip-Hop Queen Bahamadia, and vocalist extraordinairess Angie Stone. This remix samples the Hip-Hop classic 'Funk You Up' by Sequence. Did you know that Angie Stone was a member of Sequence?? Aha! You learn something new everyday don't you? Anyway, they also sing the 'Ring-ding-dong' chant ala Dr. Dre's "Keep their heads ringin". Without a doubt a party rocker with that old school block party vibe. Hot piece!
10. "Outro / World keeps turnin" - See track #1.~~~~~~~~~~~
Erykah Badu live - Bump It @ the fillmore
Erykah Badu - Back In The Day
LIVE on Chappelle Show
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