Baduizm

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Baduizm
Studio album by Erykah Badu
ReleasedFebruary 11, 1997
RecordedJanuary—October 1996
Battery Studios
(New York, New York)
Dallas Sound Lab
(Dallas, Texas)
Sigma Sounds & Ivory Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
GenreNeo soul, R&B, jazz
Length58:15
LabelKedar/Universal
ProducerErykah Badu, Jaífar Barron, Robert Bradford, Madukwu Chinwah, JaBorn Jamal, Ike Lee III, Richard Nichols, James Poyser, Bob Powers, The Roots, Tone the Backbone
Erykah Badu chronology
Baduizm
(1997)
Live
(1997)
 
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Baduizm
Studio album by Erykah Badu
ReleasedFebruary 11, 1997
RecordedJanuary—October 1996
Battery Studios
(New York, New York)
Dallas Sound Lab
(Dallas, Texas)
Sigma Sounds & Ivory Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
GenreNeo soul, R&B, jazz
Length58:15
LabelKedar/Universal
ProducerErykah Badu, Jaífar Barron, Robert Bradford, Madukwu Chinwah, JaBorn Jamal, Ike Lee III, Richard Nichols, James Poyser, Bob Powers, The Roots, Tone the Backbone
Erykah Badu chronology
Baduizm
(1997)
Live
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA[3]
Los Angeles Timesfavorable[4]
Q4/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[6]
USA Today3.5/4 stars[7]
Vibefavorable[8]
The Village Voicefavorable[9]
Yahoo! Musicfavorable[10]

Baduizm is the debut album of R&B and neo soul musician Erykah Badu, released February 11, 1997 on Kedar Records.[11] Recording sessions for the album took place during January to October 1996 at Battery Studios in New York City, Sigma Sounds & Ivory Studios in Philadelphia, and Dallas Sound Lab in Dallas.[12] Production was handled by Badu, Madukwu Chinwah, John Meredith, James Poyser, and The Roots. Baduizm serves as a landmark album in the neo soul genre, as it helped develop its popularity and commercial visibility at the time of the album's release.

Contents

Reception

Baduizm established Badu as a popular artist and received reviews lauding her return to the simplicity of early-1970s soul. (And, - "Like the conscious soul era it invoked - the Stevies , Slys and Marvins and Curtis Mayfields of the early '70s - its politics and social comment strived to be inclusive, to understand why a vicious, materialist attitude had permeated black culture since the Reagan '80s.") [13] Badu's original claim to fame was bass-heavy, groovy beats and emotionally charged lyrics. The most popular song from the album, which led to her subsequent fame, was "On & On". On July 17, 2007, a special edition of Baduizm was released which contains the original album plus a bonus CD which contains different versions on "On & On", "Appletree", "Next Lifetime", and "A Child With the Blues" (originally featured in the film Eve's Bayou).

Baduizm's commercial and critical success earned Erykah Badu popularity at the time and helped establish her as one of the emerging neo soul genre's leading artists.[14] Along with D'Angelo's Brown Sugar (1995) and Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite (1996), the album has been recognized by music writers for beginning neo soul's popularity and helping the genre obtain commercial visibility at the time.[15][16][17] Baduizm is listed as one of the 261 greatest albums since punk and disco (the year 1976), in the music critic Garry Mulholland's book Fear of Music (ISBN 0-7528-6831-4). 'This record works as seduction soundtrack, Saturday night chill-out, Sunday morning church replacement. The success of Erykah Badu's masterpiece briefly threatened to inspire a new era in conscious soul. But only Lauryn Hill and D'Angelo were at her level. Baduizm stands alone, a missing link between '70s street funk, basement jazz, bohemian hip hop and the blues reinventions of Portishead."

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Rimshot (Intro)"  Erykah Badu, Madukwu ChinwahMadukwu Chinwah1:56
2."On & On"  Erykah Badu, JaBorn JamalBob Powers, JaBorn Jamal3:45
3."Appletree"  Erykah Badu, Robert BradfordIke Lee III , Erykah Badu4:25
4."Otherside of the Game"  Erykah Badu, The Roots, Questlove, Richard Nichols, James PoyserThe Roots, Richard Nichols6:33
5."Sometimes (Mix #9)"  Erykah Badu, The Roots, Richard Nichols, James PoyserThe Roots, Richard Nichols, James Poyser0:44
6."Next Lifetime"  Erykah Badu, A. ScottTone the Backbone6:26
7."Afro (freestyle skit)"  Erykah Badu, James Poyser, Jaífar BarronErykah Badu, James Poyser, Jaífar Barron2:04
8."Certainly"  Erykah Badu, Madukwu ChinwahMadukwu Chinwah4:43
9."4 Leaf Clover"  David Lewis, Wayne LewisIke Lee III , Erykah Badu4:34
10."No Love"  Erykah Badu, Robert BradfordRobert Bradford5:08
11."Drama"  Erykah Badu, Ty MacklinBob Powers6:02
12."Sometimes..."  Erykah Badu, The Roots, Richard Nichols, James PoyserThe Roots, Richard Nichols, James Poyser4:10
13."Certainly (Flipped It)"  Erykah Badu, Madukwu ChinwahMadukwu Chinwah5:26
14."Rimshot (Outro)"  Erykah Badu, Madukwu ChinwahMadukwu Chinwah2:19

Personnel

Musicians

Production

  • Producers: Erykah Badu, Jafar Barron, Robert Bradford, Madukwu Chinwah, Jaborn Jamal, Ike Lee III, John Meredith, Richard Nichols, Bob Power, James Poyser, The Roots, Tone Da Backbone
  • Executive producer: Kedar Massenburg
  • Engineers: Lee Anthony, Tim Donovan, Michael Gilbert, Dave Ivory, Anthony Lee, Bob Power, Frank Salazar, Chris Trevett
  • Assistant engineers: Tim Donovan, Sharon Kearney, Charles McCrorey, John Meredith
  • Mixing: Ken Ifill, Tim Latham, Bob Power
  • Mixing assistants: Martin Czembor, Tim Donovan, Paul Shatraw
  • Programming: Erykah Badu, Ike Lee III, Bob Power, Tone Da Backbone
  • Drum programming: Erykah Badu, John Meredith
  • Art direction: Sandie Lee Drake
  • Design: Susan Bibeau
  • Photography: Marc Baptiste
  • Stylist: Andrew Dosunmu

Charts

Album

Chart (1997)Peak
position
Swedish Albums Chart[18]7
UK Albums Chart[19]17
US Billboard 200[20]2
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[21]1

Singles

YearSingleChartPeak
1997On & OnUS Billboard Hot 10012
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks1
US Billboard Dance/Club Play Songs3
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales9
US Billboard Rhythmic Top 4023

Chart procession and succession

Preceded by
EV3 by En Vogue
Billboard 200 number-one album (second run)
June 8 - June 20, 1997
Succeeded by
Life After Death by The Notorious B.I.G.

Awards and nominations

Grammy Awards

YearSong/AlbumCategoryResult
1998BaduizmBest R&B AlbumWon
"On & On"Best Female R&B Vocal PerformanceWon
Best R&B SongNominated
N/ABest New ArtistNominated

See also

References

  1. ^ Bush, John. Review: Baduizm. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-08-03.
  2. ^ Kot, Greg. "Review: Baduizm". Chicago Tribune: 53. February 21, 1997. Archived from the original on 2009-08-09. (Transcription of original review at talk page)
  3. ^ Columnist. Review: Baduizm. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-08-03.
  4. ^ Hilburn, Robert. Review: Baduizm. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2009-08-03.
  5. ^ Columnist. "Review: Baduizm". Q: 117. March 1997.
  6. ^ Lewis, Miles Marshall. Review: Baduizm. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2008-08-03.
  7. ^ Jones, Steve. "Review: Baduizm". USA Today: 06.D. February 11, 1997. Archived from the original on 2009-09-01. (Transcription of original review at talk page)
  8. ^ Good, Karen R. "Review: Baduizm". Vibe: 133–134. March 1997.
  9. ^ Tate, Greg. "Review: Baduizm". The Village Voice: 65, 69. February 18, 1997.
  10. ^ Stern, Chip. Review: Baduizm. Yahoo! Music. Retrieved on 2009-08-03.
  11. ^ Baduizm: Overview. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-04-13.
  12. ^ "Miles Marshall Lewis: Tags". Furthermucker.com. http://www.furthermucker.com/tag/erykah-badu/. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  13. ^ Garry Mulholland Fear of Music p. 292
  14. ^ O'Donnell, David. Review: Baduizm. BBC Music. Retrieved on 2009-08-03.
  15. ^ Shapiro (2006), p. 104–105.
  16. ^ Nelson, Trevor. Radio 1 Listeners Top 50 Albums of 1993-2003. TrevorNelson. Retrieved on 2009-03-30.
  17. ^ Harvilla, Rob. Maxwell Returns. So Do the Giant Panties. The Village Voice. Retrieved on 2009-03-31.
  18. ^ "swedishcharts.com". http://swedishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Erykah+Badu&titel=Baduizm&cat=a. Retrieved 7 July 2009.  The album peaked at 7th place on 2 May 1997
  19. ^ Garry Mulholland ; Fear of Music p.291 ISBN 0-7528-6831-4
  20. ^ http://www.billboard.com/#/album/erykah-badu/mama-s-gun/450957
  21. ^ http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/r-b-hip-hop-albums?chartDate=2000-12-09

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