Friday, May 26, 2017

Erykah Badu – On & On (Kedar Entertainment)

With vocal tones instantly bringing back to the souvenir of iconic Jazz singer Billie Holliday and her ability to blend elements of R&B, Hip-Hop and Jazz together as one, Erykah Badu was meant to be(come) a one of a kind. Discovered by Kedar Massenburg who signed her on his label, on the heels of her live performance, opening for D’Angelo back in 1994 (with the twosome eventually recording a duet – ‘Your Precious Love’ – soon after), Badu, along with the latter and Maxwell, actively contributed to the popularity of a new approach back then (genre?) known as Neo-Soul.
Taken from her 1997 released ‘Baduizm’ album, ‘On & On’, her debut-single, is one of her definitive signature cuts, with co-production by the likes of Jaborn Jamal and Bob Powers (A Tribe Called Quest, D’Angelo, The Roots), getting her to win a Grammy Award a year after for the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance…

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