New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War

New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War

by Erykah Badu
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New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War

After a four-year absence, Grammy Award-winning neo-soul muse Erykah Badu returns to the music scene with New Amerykah, featuring the debut single "Honey." The new album marks Badu's tenth year as a recording artist, and the gifted trendsetter pegged its release to her birthday, February 26th. To work on the album -- the first installment in the series New Amerykah Part 1&2 -- Badu enlisted Grammy-winning producer 9th Wonder (Jay-Z, Nas, Mary J. Blige), Madlib, Mike "Chav" Chavarria, and R&B singer Bilal.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/26/2008
Label: Motown
UPC: 0602517621879
catalogNumber: 001080002
Rank: 41967

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Erykah Badu   Primary Artist,Percussion,Vocals,talking drum
Roy Hargrove   Horn
Jef Lee Johnson   Guitar
James Poyser   Keyboards
Om'Mas Keith   Keyboards,fender rhodes,Synthesizer Bass,Roland Synthesizer,Trap Kit
Shafiq Husayn   Keyboards,Arp Strings
Bilal Oliver   Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Roy Ayers   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Edwin Birdsong   Arranger,Composer,Producer
William Allen   Arranger,Composer,Producer
James Poyser   Composer,Producer
Tom Soares   Engineer,Vocal Recording
Ronald Albert Johnson   Engineer
Jerry Soloman   Engineer
Erykah Badu   Lyricist,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Remixing,Art Direction
Karriem Riggins   Composer,Producer
?uestlove   Composer
Om'Mas Keith   Producer,Engineer
Madlib   Composer
Shafiq Husayn   Composer,Programming,Lyricist,Producer,Engineer
Taz Arnold   Composer,Producer
Georgia Anne Muldrow   Composer
Shanti Das   Marketing
James Patrick Green   Engineer
Chris Bell   Engineer

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New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
New AmErykah to me sounds like Erykah returning to her hip hop roots, as in more of the tracks on this album have more of a hip hop vibe as well as a strong presence of funk. br The album opens with funky AmErykahn promise leading to what seems to be the fan favorite, the Healer. The Healer is the most mesmerizing track on the album that commands attention from anyone listening to it. The thing I love most about this album is that there is a bit of something for everyone and the messages in the songs are much more stronger in their delivery as can be clearly heard in tracks like Master Teacher and Solider "which I think should be the next single off the album". br If you're looking for soulful tracks then you have Honey, Telephone, That Hump. Looking for Old Skool, you got Master Teacher, The Cell & Me. Need some funk in your life, AmErykahn promise won't let you down. If you're after Hip hop, you'll be blessed with My people "which is reminiscent of Erykah's callbo with Zap Mama on Bandy Bandy" and my favorite track off the album Soldier. br This is not a "neo-soul" album and Erykah has stepped out of the box with this album and I appreciate that as a long time fan. I hear the growth in her music and this is indeed a revolutionary album. I look forward to pt.2 Return of the Ankh.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When the cd starts you know you are in for a Real journey. The grooves and the harmonies are all correctly in place. The music and Erykahs voice is just amazing! The poetry and the messages in the songs have so much depth and spirituality. Erykah --is New Amerykah! The funk is truly intact--heavy and sometimes light but always poignant and true. Please open up your ears to hear this wonderful piece of work!
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