Welcome to our new website!
Feb. 14, 2022

Erykah Badu: Baduizm (1997). Enter The Goddess...

Erykah Badu: Baduizm (1997). Enter The Goddess...

The crew looks back at Erykah Badu's debut album Baduizm. In a what was becoming a burgeoning sub genre of neo soul, the Brooklyn-born, Dallas-raised songtress burse onto the scene with a style not typically seen by R&B ladies during that time. WIth her trademark headwraps and dialed down attire that harkened towards the heyday of Afrocentrism, she blew critics and fans away with music that was equal parts soul, jazz and hip-hop and voice that drew comparisions to the legendary Billie Holiday. Her music touched on topics such as love, despair, insecurity, dilemmas and libertation. Badu's appeal brought her fans from young and old alike.

This album, along with D'Angelo's Brown Sugar and Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite signified a major shift of towards to commercial viability of neo soul acts which would explode in the late 90s into the 2000s.

Visit The Vault Classic Music Reviews Online


Join our Private Facebook Listener Group!


Support The Vault Classic Music Review on Buy Me A Coffee


Show Notes

Blavity: Happy 25th B-Day to "Baduizm"


Albumism: Erykah Badu's Debut Album "Baduizm" Turns 25 | Anniversary Retrospective


Essence: Erykah Badu on the 25th Anniversary of Baduizm


Pitchfork: Where Neo-Soul Began: 20 Years of "Baduizm"


UDiscoverMusic: Baduizm-The Album That Crowned Erykah High Priestess of Neo Soul


Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-vault-classic-music-reviews-podcast/donations

Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy