Badu's self-dissection lacks the ego-engorged glibness of her college-spurning, casually misogynistic peer, and in a singularly shitty socioeconomic year, she sold down-and-out, day-to-day life as hard as she wagged a mystical finger at new jacks who paid more attention to strip clubs than stump speeches; dismissed consumption-drunk gangstas who name-checked while missing her point(s); and refuted an industry happy to squeeze modern African-American music through the current pinhole parameters of MTV Jams.New Amerykah heads my list of the year's top ten albums of 2008. You can read the whole list here.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
erykah badu made the best album of 2008
And Jess Harvell of Idolator will tell you why: