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This Friday Erykah used her Twitter account to drop little hints towards the new album, and after a suspenseful countdown, a video for the leaked track “Jump Up in the Air (And Stay There) ft. Lil Wayne” with Bilal.
Erykah Badu has announced the release date for her fifth studio album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh. The new album is the singer’s hotly anticipated follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2008 disc, New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War.
In contrast to New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War, which was digitally produced and political in tone, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh features lush live instrumentation and taps into Badu’s emotional side by thematically focusing on romance and relationships. “With Part One, I was standing at an apex, looking at what was going on around me politically, socially, and economically,” Badu explained. “With Part Two, I’m hovering over me, looking at what’s going on inside of me.”
Listen to the Official Leak of “Jump Up In The Air and Stay There feat. Lil Wayne”
And check out the video at www.erykahbadu.com
Catch up on the GPWW with his 2009 recap: Gilles picks the best of the past year, including Jay Z ft Alicia Keys, Q Tip, Robert Glasper ft Bilal, N’Dambi, Quantic and his Combo Bombaro, plus some new favorites like Shafiq Husayn ft Fatima, Ryan Leslie ft. Pusha T, Theophilus London, Dam-Funk and more.
Stream Part 1
Stream Part 2
This Tuesday, December 22nd, VTech Presents Plug Research TwentyTen, an evening in LA with one of the heaviest line ups this year. A combination of vision and audio artistry, this showcase offers a taste of Plug Research’s soon-to-be released menu of musical delights. Featured performers include Bilal, Exile & DJ Day ft. Blu, Milosh, Om’mas Keith, Shafiq Husayn, with DJ sets from Daedelus, J. Rocc, & Kutmah. All hosted by Pharoahe Monch, with special surprise guests. Tweet us up for free tickets! @GiantStep
21+ | 8PM-2AM
$10 Limited Presale Tickets via ticketweb
On Wednesday October 21st Plug Research will invade BLVD NYC on Bowery with some of the best soul, hip hop and experimental music of today by some of the most dynamic and interesting artists of today.
Bilal will headline the show with a six piece band, and the host of the evening is Pharoahe Monch. Shafiq Husayn of the SA-RA collective will perform material off the new album Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka, with musical collaborators from the album Stephen “Thundercat“ Bruner and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Exile will be showcasing his famous wizadry on the MPC with a guest spot by Blu, one of the best new MC’s around. DJ sets will be provided by Blu Jemz, the legendary Large Professor and mind-blowing combination of Spinna and J Rocc.
This has the makings of a classic show, take advantage of presale tickets, do not miss out!
hosted by PHAROAHE MONCH
JROCC & SPINNA Record for Record
+many special guests TBA!