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ERYKAH BADU’s Masterwork Debut and Sophomore Albums Released on Vinyl

Erykah Badu’s game-changing debut, Baduizm, and her smash sophomore album, Mama’s Gun, are now available back on vinyl as part of Motown/UMe’s Respect The Classics initiative. Previously released on vinyl as a shortened nine-track single LP, this release marks the first time Baduizm has been released on vinyl in its entirety with 14-tracks across two standard-weight LPs. The vinyl reissue of Mama’s Gun is also as a double LP.

Order and stream Baduizm: https://UMe.lnk.to/BaduizmRTC
Order and stream Mama’s Gun: https://UMe.lnk.to/MamasGunRTC

Baduizm introduced Badu’s unique artistic vision to the world when released in 1997 and established her as one of the emerging neo-soul genre’s leading artists. Produced by Madukwu Chinwah and The Roots, the Grammy Award-winning album peaked at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and went to #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Universally hailed by critics, it topped many year-end lists and earned rave reviews with Entertainment Weekly enthusing, “Badu’s nouvelle-soul debut hits the target, blows it up, reinvents it,” Q calling it a “warm thoroughly idiosyncratic record which mixes jazz, soul and a slice or two of hip hop into a rich, smoky musical brew,” and Rolling Stone remarking, “Baduizm showcases the heart and soul of a bohemian B-girl who happens to have an effortless jazz swing.” Baduizm was honored with a bevy of honors including the Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for breakout single “On & On. Other accolades included eight American Music Awards, three Soul Train Music Awards and two NACCP Image Awards, taking home trophies for Outstanding New Artist and Outstanding Female Artist. The album is certified triple platinum in the U.S. with sales of more than three million and is gold in both the UK and Canada.

BADUIZM TRACK LISTING

Side A
1. Rimshot (Intro)
2. On & On
3. Appletree
4. Otherside of the Game

Side B
1. Sometimes (Mix #9)
2. Next Lifetime
3. Afro (Freestyle Skit)
4. Certainly

Side C
1. 4 Leaf Clover
2. No Love
3. Drama

Side D
1. Sometimes…
2. Certainly (Flipped It)
3. Rimshot (Outro)

MAMA’S GUN TRACK LISTING

Side A
1. Penitentiary Philosophy
2. Didn’t Cha Know
3. My Life
4. …& On

Side B
1. Cleva
2. Hey Sugah
3. Booty
4. Kiss Me on My Neck (Hesi)
5. A.D. 2000

Side C
1. Orange Moon
2. In Love With You
3. Bag Lady

Side D
1. Time’s a Wastin
2. Green Eyes

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