Erykah Badu’s ‘Mama’s Gun’ feat. ‘Bag Lady’

Erykah Badu’s ‘Mama’s Gun’ feat. ‘Bag Lady’ is her second studio album rReleased on November 21, 2000 by Motown Records

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Track Listing : 1.Penitentiary Philosophy (Erykah Badu, James Poyser, A. K. “?Uestlove” Thompson) – 6:09 . 2.Didn’T Cha Know? (Erykah Badu, James Yancey) – 3:58 . 3.My Life (Erykah Badu, James Poyser) – 3:59 . 4….& On (Erykah Badu, Jahmal Cantero, Shaun Martin) – 3:34 . 5.Cleva (Erykah Badu, James Poyser, James Yancey) – 3:45 . 6.Hey Sugah (Erykah Badu, N’Dambi) – 0:54 . 7.Booty (Erykah Badu) – 4:04 . 8.Kiss Me On My Neck (Hesi) (Erykah Badu, Jack Dejohnette, James Poyser, James Yancey) – 5:34 . 9.A.D. 2000 (Erykah Badu, B. J. Wright) – 4:51 . 10.Orange Moon (Erykah Badu, Bray Lon Lacy, Shawn Martin, Eugene Snooky Young) – 7:10 . 11.In Love With You (Erykah Badu, Stephen Marley) – 5:21 . 12.Bag Lady (Erykah Badu, Brian Bailey, Ricardo Brown, Nathan Hale, Isaac Hayes, Craig Longmiles, Shawn Martinandre Young) – 5:48 . 13.Time’S A Wastin (Erykah Badu, Eugene Snooky Young, Shawn Martin) – 6:42 . 14.Green Eyes (Erykah Badu, Vikter Duplaix, James Poyser) – 10:04

Musicians : Erykah Badu – Vocals, Vocals (Bckgr) . Stephen Marley – Vocals On (11) . Roy Ayers – Vibraphone . Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson – Drums . Roy Hargrove – Trumpet . Pino Palladino – Bass . Shaun Martin – Keyboards . Leonard “Doc” Gibbs – Percussion . Erik Steinert – Sequencing, Pro-Tools . Larry Gold – Cello . Emma Kummrow – Violin . Peter Nocella – Viola . Charles Parker – Violin . Gregory Teperman – Violin . Bilal Oliver – Vocals (Bckgr) . Geno “Junebugg” Young – Vocals (Bckgr) . Yah Zarah – Vocals (Bckgr)

Production : Produced By Erykah Badu, Questlove, J Dilla, James Poyser, Snook Young, Shawn Martin, Kerry “Krucial” Brothers, Karma Productions . Jon Adler – Assistant Engineer . Chris Bell – Engineer . Leslie Brathwaite – Mixing . Earle Brown – Engineer . Tom Coyne – Mastering . Russell Elevado – Mixing . Chris Gehringer – Mastering . Mark Goodchild – Recording . Steve Mandel – Mixing Engineer . Shinobu Mitsuoka – Mixing Engineer Tom Soares – Mixing . Mike Turner – Assistant Engineer . Krystof Zizka – Assistant Engineer

Package : Erykah Badu – Art Direction . Robert Maxwell – Cover Art . Don Thompson – Photography . Michael Whitfield – Art Direction, Design

Recorded 1999–2000 At Electric Lady Studios In New York City.

Released On November 21, 2000 By Motown Records.

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Slant Magazine.
With Mama’s Gun, Badu reintroduces her fresh hybrid of organic grooves, live instrumentation and the latest recording technology. As she herself says on the track “…& On:” “Wake the fuck up ’cause it’s been too long.” […]

PopMatters
If you do have the required knowledge to decipher the lyrics to these cuts, well, good for you. You will undoubtedly enjoy them even more. Additionally disappointing is the absence of the Cheeba Sac Mix of Bag Lady, as well as the missing track Props To The Lonely People. […]

Rolling Stone
Erykah has captured all the simultaneous feelings of a breakup, the deep dissonances of getting dumped. It sounds like her lowest moment as a woman, but so far it’s her zenith as an artist. […]

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