Singer/songwriter Erykah Badu's Grammy-winning breakthrough 1997 debut, Baduizm, interrupted the monotonous sound of contemporary R&B with gentle lyrics and aching vocals layered over a bass heavy fusion of hip-hop and jazz grooves. Badu's sound was dubbed "retro soul" because her melancholy vocals drew comparisons to Billie Holiday but the deep, witty and often sassy lyrics of chart-topping singles such as "On & On," "The Other Side of the Game" and "Next Lifetime," clearly reflected a '90s feminist sensibility.
Performance CreditsErykah Badu Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ron Carter Bass
Ike Lee Keyboards
Bob Power Guitar,Keyboards,Multi Instruments
Madukwu Chinwah Voices
Tone Da Backbone Multi Instruments
Technical CreditsMel Lewis Composer
Lee Anthony Engineer
Ike Lee Programming,Producer
Dave Ivory Engineer
Kedar Massenburg Executive Producer
Bob Power Programming,Producer,Engineer
James Poyser Producer
Frank Salazar Engineer
Chris Trevett Engineer
Richard Nichols Producer
Jahphar Barron Producer
Michael Gilbert Engineer
Anthony Scott Composer
Erykah Badu Composer,Programming,Producer,drum programming
Anthony Lee Engineer
Tim Donovan Engineer
Madukwu Chinwah Producer
Jaborn Jamal Producer
Tone Da Backbone Programming,Producer
Leonard Hubbard Composer
Sandie Lee Drake Art Direction
John Meredith Producer,drum programming
Kenyatta Saunders Composer
Robert Bradford Composer,Producer
Ahmir Thompson Composer
Jahmal Cantero Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Baduizm based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Listen and enjoy real music.....Let yourself relax and feel all you hear. Pure enjoyment.....
Erykah Badu's album is like a breath of fresh air. Finally a sister that you would want your daughter or your sister to be like, a strong proud African sister. Oh yeah and she has great music too. I'm an avid hip hop head but this is my favorite album that came out in 97.
Amazing...free yourself with her music. Everyone has a little soul in them, use this CD as the key to let that part of you out-- it's been waiting all this time to breathe.