MAMA'S GUN (2014 reissue)
music on vinyl
the neo-soul singer's 2nd studio album (2000) incorporates Funk, Soul & Jazz styles & Covers themes of insecurity, social issues & personal relationships - a highly intimate and personal album.
Gone are the cryptic "Baduizms" that glossed all over her first release, replaced with a more honestly raw Badu singing directly from her heart rather than her head. Sonically, Badu wades out into adventurous territories as well. From the Jimi Hendrix-inspired opening number to the closing ten-minute song suite, she develops fresh aspects of her sound, employing artists such as legendary jazz vibraphonist Roy Ayers, jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove, Stephen Marley, and Roots drummer ?uestlove; she sought after producer Jay Dee as well.