Deadstock score! Erykah's new album is so good, we thought it might be a good time to revisit this overlooked gem from 2003. At the time, people weren't as receptive to breezy 8-minute neo soul jams, but now it's sounding like Mz. Badu was ahead of the curve and this one's sounding like a future classic. The opener "Bump It" sounds like floating on a cloud, while lone single "Danger" turns more intense and serious; "Back In The Day" interpolates Flight's "Face To Face," and "Love of My Life" has Erykah, Angie Stone and Bahamadia paying tribute to Sequence's "Funk You Right On Up." Also features "Steady On The Grind" with dead prez. Note: back of the jacket is misprinted - go by the center label on this one. 10 tracks total.
- music label: Motown / 2003
reviewed by Chris Lemon-Red 03/2008
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