- Brand: Erykah Badu
- Product Code: ErykahBadu–WorldwideUnderground
Reissue in limited shades of purple vinyl series
Boo-da-da-da-doo. Bamp-bam-bam, dobba-dobba-dat-da. Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-dah. Oh, sorry, I didn't see you there. I was just trying to reach my word count as I write a review dooby-doo doot-doo of the new Erykah Badu disc. Being a fan of nu-soul involves a superhuman amount of patience-- D'Angelo and Badu both routinely take 3+ years to drop new records-- and despite its fifty-minute length, Worldwide Underground is listed as an EP as a means of discerning it from a proper follow-up to 2000's Mama Gun. Here, Badu scribbles-- in a nattering Fiona Apple style, no less-- "Freakquency is born and neo-soul is dead." Given that it's taken three years to drop on EP of purported idiom, does it mean even longer waits? This disc contains more filler and fluff than her fresh-picked fro can symbolize on the cover.