NEW AMERYKAH, POLL 1 (4th World War)

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Did we ever poll the second? We should. (Or both together, even.)

dead-trius (Eric H.), Friday, 17 February 2012 22:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

And there are so many easter eggs, lyrically and sonically! I always discover something new when I listen to it. It's a complex motherfucking work. Just about a week ago, I first noticed that "My People" ends with the words "Good morning. Did you have a Dream?" And I capitilize Dream intentionally, because whether she was referring to the American (Amerykahn?) Dream or, I think more likely, MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech, she intends to load the word with more meaning than its M-W definition would indicate.

― mr. mayan end times guy (The Reverend), Thursday, November 13, 2008 3:07 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah absolutely - i get annoyed when people overuse adjectives like "meaningful" but it absolutely applies to new amerykah in the sense that every word, note, inflection, every last detail in the arrangement is there for a reason, and even the most minute element of it can spark off these chains of thought just like yours

― lex pretend, Thursday, November 13, 2008 3:12 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yeah, even things in the sequencing. It's no accident that "Me" is followed by "My People". She's already claimed her people as her in the former song. "I salute you [insert your name here] because you are me". It's also no mistake that she goes from grown folks acting all niggerish and not taking responsibility for their kids in "The Cell" to lamenting how those same kids "don't know their language...don't know their god" in "Twinkle" to the epiphany of "wait....what if there were no niggers, only master teachers?"

― mr. mayan end times guy (The Reverend), Thursday, November 13, 2008 3:23 PM Bookmark

Wait, but that's the Dream she has! You even have Curtis Mayfield playing herald for her with the sample of him at the beginning of "Master Teacher" repeating "dreams..." over and over.

thraeds of life (The Reverend), Friday, 16 November 2012 08:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

*still learning things about this album*

thraeds of life (The Reverend), Friday, 16 November 2012 08:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is still my favorite album of my lifetime, bout to put it on for the third time in a row.

thraeds of life (The Reverend), Friday, 16 November 2012 09:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

She's playing NYE in Oakland with The Coup I believe.

Everybody did shit, art happened! (forksclovetofu), Friday, 16 November 2012 15:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

rev otm

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 16 November 2012 21:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

That Hump

J0rdan S., Thursday, 9 May 2013 19:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

second verse is the best vocal performance of her career imo

J0rdan S., Thursday, 9 May 2013 19:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Only smoked a joint or two betwixt me and you.

Not Simone Choule (Eric H.), Thursday, 9 May 2013 19:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

that hump makes me sob tbh

horseshoe, Thursday, 9 May 2013 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

always feel like whiney is going to pop up and take me to task for ^ that sentiment, but it's true

horseshoe, Thursday, 9 May 2013 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just got to find a way
of liiiiiving
check tooo check
just tryin to pay my rent and i can feel it
coming down around me and this children
;_;

horseshoe, Thursday, 9 May 2013 22:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

can i just posit the brother on her floor as the punctum here

daft on the causes of punk (schlump), Thursday, 9 May 2013 22:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

my brother's sleeping on my floor
a bitch could use a little moooooore

horseshoe, Thursday, 9 May 2013 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm

horseshoe, Thursday, 9 May 2013 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

J0rdan S., Friday, 6 March 2015 03:02 (4 months ago) Permalink

That Hump 1

recount

J0rdan S., Friday, 6 March 2015 03:02 (4 months ago) Permalink

Thanks to some dude, I've relistened to her catalog in the last three days and am gone baby gone all over again.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 6 March 2015 03:18 (4 months ago) Permalink

This was polled way too early.

Master Teacher has always been my favourite.

Kitchen Person, Friday, 6 March 2015 03:57 (4 months ago) Permalink

i'd've voted soldier. this is the album that keeps on giving

bae sremmurd (monotony), Friday, 6 March 2015 04:30 (4 months ago) Permalink

I can't even with these two albums. Parts 1 and 2 are collectively our Songs in the Key of Life.

Eric H., Friday, 6 March 2015 06:29 (4 months ago) Permalink

Every song on this album is great, I've been feeling That Hump lately (no pun intended)

thom yorke state of mind (voodoo chili), Friday, 6 March 2015 14:24 (4 months ago) Permalink

That Hump is the best

the saer returns (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 6 March 2015 15:03 (4 months ago) Permalink

"me" is my jam, love that tune so much

marcos, Friday, 6 March 2015 15:23 (4 months ago) Permalink

"The Cell" is mine.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 6 March 2015 15:28 (4 months ago) Permalink

I had no idea until Al's rundown that Master Teacher had spawned a popular hashtag

the saer returns (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 6 March 2015 15:36 (4 months ago) Permalink

Did we ever poll the second? We should. (Or both together, even.)
― dead-trius (Eric H.), Friday, February 17, 2012 4:08 PM (3 years ago)

Nu AmErykah, Poll 1 + 2 (4th World War + Return of the Ankh)

Eric H., Friday, 6 March 2015 15:47 (4 months ago) Permalink

I had no idea until Al's rundown that Master Teacher had spawned a popular hashtag

― the saer returns (Drugs A. Money), Friday, March 6, 2015 7:36 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

stay woke, dawg

raih dednelb (The Reverend), Friday, 6 March 2015 21:16 (4 months ago) Permalink

for the "That Hump" fans

raih dednelb (The Reverend), Friday, 6 March 2015 21:23 (4 months ago) Permalink

Thank you, Paul McCartney for writing "Arrow Through Me" so Badu could pilfer it.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 6 March 2015 21:29 (4 months ago) Permalink

xp Lol I always thought that that "day and night, night and day..." part in That Hump was a callback to Didnt Cha Know

the war on me (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 6 March 2015 23:01 (4 months ago) Permalink


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