BADU, ERYKAH NEW AMERYKAH PT.1 release 10 januari
.. Pt.1 / Purple Vinyl
Dance / Soul
New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) is the fourth studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter Erykah Badu. It was released in 2008 following Badu's hiatus from recording music due to writer's block. In returning from the hiatus, she received music from several hip hop producers over the Internet and recorded demos of her vocals using the GarageBand software on her laptop. Most of the album was then recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City.
New Amerykah Part One is an esoteric concept album titled as a pun on Badu's first name and a reflection of the record's political leanings. It features social commentary and themes related to the plight of the African-American community, including poverty, urban violence, complacency, and cultural identity. The record's densely produced music incorporates hip hop, soul, funk, jazz, and electronica styles.