Erykah Badu’s ‘Baduizm’ feat. ‘Appletree’

Erykah Badu’s ‘Baduizm’ feat. ‘Appletree’ is her debut album released on February 11, 1997 by Kedar Records.

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Track Listing : 1.Rimshot (Intro) (Erykah Badu, Madukwu Chinwah) – 01:56 . 2.On & On (Erykah Badu, Jaborn Jamal) – 03:45 . 3.Appletree (Erykah Badu, Robert Bradford) – 04:25 . 4.Otherside Of The Game (Erykah Badu, The Roots, Questlove, Richard Nichols, James Poyser) – 06:33 . 5.Sometimes (Mix #9) (Erykah Badu, The Roots, Richard Nichols, James Poyser) – 00:44 . 6.Next Lifetime (Erykah Badu, A. Scott) – 06:26 . 7.Afro (Freestyle Skit) (Erykah Badu, James Poyser, Jaífar Barron) – 02:04 . 8.Certainly (Erykah Badu, Madukwu Chinwah) – 04:43 . 9.4 Leaf Clover (David Lewis, Wayne Lewis) – 04:34 . 10.No Love (Erykah Badu, Robert Bradford) – 05:08 . 11.Drama (Erykah Badu, Ty Macklin) – 06:02 . 12.Sometimes… (Erykah Badu, The Roots, Richard Nichols, James Poyser) – 04:10 . 13.Certainly (Flipped It) (Erykah Badu, Madukwu Chinwah) – 05:26 . 14.Rimshot (Outro) (Erykah Badu, Madukwu Chinwah) – 02:19

Musicians : Erykah Badu – Keyboard, Vocals, Background Vocals . Ron Carter – Bass . Madukwu Chinwah – Voices . Ike Lee Iii – Keyboard . N’Dambi – Voices . Bob Power – Guitar, Keyboard, Multiple Instruments . Tone Da Backbone – Multiple Instruments

Production : Produced By Erykah Badu, Jaífar Barron, Robert Bradford, Madukwu Chinwah, Jaborn Jamal, Ike Lee Iii, Richard Nichols, James Poyser, Bob Powers, The Roots, Tone The Backbone . Lee Anthony – Engineer . Martin Czembor – Mixing Assistant . Tim Donovan – Assistant Engineer . Michael Gilbert – Engineer . Ken “Duro” Ifill – Mixing . Dave Ivory – Engineer . Sharon Kearney – Assistant Engineer . Tim Latham – Mixing . Anthony Lee – Engineer . Charles Mccrorey – Assistant Engineer . John Meredith – Assistant Engineer . Frank Salazar – Engineer . Paul Shatraw – Mixing Assistant . Chris Trevett – Engineer

Package : Marc Baptiste – Photography . Susan Bibeau – Design . Andrew Dosunmu – Stylist . Sandie Lee Drake – Art Direction

Recorded January To October 1996 At Battery Studios In New York City, Sigma Sounds & Ivory Studios In Philadelphiaand Dallas Sound Lab In Dallas.

ReleasedOn February 11, 1997 By Kedar Records.

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Rolling Stone
But Badu, of course, is the real focus here: Baduizm showcases the heart and soul of a bohemian B-girl who happens to have an effortless jazz swing. […]

HipHopedia
Erykah Badu’s Baduizm is the perfect music for a romantic atmosphere with your lover, or to relax to while having a candle lit bathand surely it is perfect if you plan on taking a train trip, just press play and enjoy the landscapes passing before your eyes, both a body and mind journey… […]

Adrian’s Album Reviews
Faint traces, it’s not a dead ringer, but if you like Billie Holiday, yeah, there are moments here enough to make you smile. Really, it’s irrelevant because Erykah is enough of an artist in her own right. In fact, it seems from listening to this record that she arrived fully formed and distinctive – I’ve not heard another album quite like this. […]

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