BB Queen

BB Queen

by Bahamadia
     
 
Bahamadia is blessed with one of the greatest voices in hip-hop. Resonant and confident, her smooth, sexy flow whispers sweet nothings in your ear while her quick-tongued rhymes make your head spin like a top. Though she's collaborated with the Roots, Roni Size, and Talib Kweli over the

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Bahamadia is blessed with one of the greatest voices in hip-hop. Resonant and confident, her smooth, sexy flow whispers sweet nothings in your ear while her quick-tongued rhymes make your head spin like a top. Though she's collaborated with the Roots, Roni Size, and Talib Kweli over the past few years, BB Queen is Bahamadia's first solo release since her stunning 1996 debut Kollage. Over a set of rugged hip-hop and drum-n-bass beats provided by Slum Village's Jay Dee, Bahamadia goes toe to toe with a crew of underground Cali hip-hoppers including Planet Asia and DJ Revolution on the taut, organ-based "Special Forces," decries the media's fixation with violence on the reflective keyboard track "Beautiful Things," which features D'Angelo-esque vocals by newcomer Dwele, and on Commonwealth," which uses the same bumping bassline as Q-Tip's "Vivrant Thing," Bahamadia gives shout-outs to all the "ordinary females around the way." There is nothing ordinary, however, about this self-proclaimed "anti-gangsta bitch." Positioning herself as an alternative to skin-baring female rappers such as Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim, the battle-ready Bahamadia can cause a commotion in the club rockin' jeans and a pair of Tims. Michael Endelman

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All Music Guide - Matt Conaway
After a four-year exodus, Bahamadia couldn't have picked a more opportune time to reintroduce herself to the hip-hop masses. After all, the female MC arena changed considerably after the Philly native dropped her 1996 debut, Kollage. Injecting some much-needed class back into the female ranks, Bahamadia transcends the common denominator (sexuality and gold digging) of her scantily clad colleagues. Though she returns without the aid of DJ Premier, the hypnotic lounge music of Jay Dee's soulful apprentices Kwele and EQ enables Bahmadia's subtle flow more of an opportunity to truly flourish. Her eternal optimism is defined by the sublime "Beautiful Things," a wonderfully crafted track that reminds us to appreciate the simple things we often take for granted. Just as refreshing is the red-tag anthem, "Commonwealth (Cheap Chicks)," a track dedicated to the thrift-store honeys that try to stay with it while rocking discounted gear.
Rolling Stone - Matt Diehl
Her new EP, BB Queen, builds on her innovative 1996 debut, Kollage, which challenged stereotypes of what a female rhymer could be.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/25/2000
Label:
GOODVIBE
UPC:
0691522202128
catalogNumber:
2021

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