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  • Audio CD (September 16, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Motown
  • ASIN: B00006ZCFH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (249 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,145 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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She grew up listening to '70s soul and '80s hip-hop, but Erykah Badu drew more comparisons to Billie

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I am enjoying this CD.
Jennifer
If you liked the song "Love of my life" you will like this.
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Her lyrics are amazing and the beat are killer.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By anikasakina on September 23, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Wow, Erykah really impressed me with this latest cd. I read something she stated "this is for high ceiling, when people were not afraid to play their music loud." I'm feeling what she putting down, and I'm would recommend this to anyone who enjoys head nodding, and simplicity. I notice there are some people who were disappointed that she didn't go deep with the lyrics, but she was showing here artsy side. She just wanted to kick a beat, set a mood with little words, and create some magic. I personally think she did an excellent job. I can't stop listening, and everytime I listen closely I discover something new in a track, and will hit repeat over and over. This is one of my fav's and it will definitely be with me on any road trip. I know some of you know what i'm talking about. A cd you can take on the road and let it ride without skipping to the next track. This is definite earcandy. Much props to Ms. Badu....
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By whiteshadow on September 27, 2003
Format: Audio CD
1. "Intro / World keeps turnin" : a nice little vibed out beat with warm keys and Ms. Badu adlibbing.... Chill.
2. "Bump it" - Quite possibly my favorite joint on the CD. This track has an UNDENIABLY catchy hook that'll have you hummin' it after hearing it one time! It clocks in at 8 minutes or so... Groovy congas and soulful vocal fills from Erykah make this one an instant classic for Badu fans.
3. "Back in the day" - Smoothed out track with an 80's feel (Patrice Rushen / Maze, etc). Again, incredibly catchy 'bop-bop-bop-bop-bop-ba-dop' vocal fills and Mr. Lenny Kravitz on guitar! Their first collaboration, but hopefully not their last.
4. "I want you" - This is quite a unique sound for Erykah. It starts off kinda 'out there' but the track makes sense as it builds. It slowwwwwwwwws all the way down towards the end and then there's a transition into a guitar/synth solo or sorts. An odd piece yes, but I can dig it!
5. "Woo!" - What a vibe this track has! It reminds one of a lounge act vamp. For those lucky enough to see Erykah on BET 106 & Park on 9.16.03 you know that this is one of the tracks she performed. A stand out piece without a doubt. WOOOOOOOO!!
6. "The grind" - OK, this is a track that I personally would have cut. Erykah's barely present on the track. While I am a HUGE fan of Hip-Hop, I just would rather not have any MC's on Erykah albums. This is the only track on the disc that I forward through. I'll give this song a C-.
7. "Danger" - As you are well aware, this is 'the single'. PLEASE NOTE: You MUST listen to this track SEVERAL times before you get it. The song structure is brilliant, and the hook! WHOA! Another chorus that gets in your head and won't leave you alone! The block's on LOCK!
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Neyetro on October 1, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Ok, this is an EP release so my comments will be brief as well. I had to speak on the half-a** reviews I've been reading and obviously these people a) don't get it; b) are not over the age of 25; or c) just don't understand real soul music. This CD is not for "youngins", its "grown-folks music" and not in the same vein as her previous releases such as "Mama's Gun". I was a little taken aback when seeing only 50 minutes of music but again, this is an EP and most albums 20-25 years ago were only 35-45 minutes long. This is a true R&B underground mixtape and not meant for the commercial-at-heart. If you want to hear real music, folks jamming, and 70's/80's funk and early hip-hop stylings, buy this CD. If you want the same ol booty-shaking radio gunk, get gone! I felt like I picked up one of my older cousins vinyl 33's back when I was a kid while listening to this. Track 4 is definitely the most expansive song on the CD, but don't listen to me totally, check it out fo' yo' self.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By The Groove on September 20, 2003
Format: Audio CD
"Worldwide Underground" is an intriguing, fascinating mess of a record. Delayed for at least a year, it lacks some of the cohesion and focus of Erykah Badu's last two studio albums, particularly 2000's "Mama's Gun," an underrated classic that literally turned the whole boho soul genre upside down on its head. Badu hasn't made lightning strike again on "Worldwide Underground," but there are some solid touches that are worth a listen. The free-flowing groove of "Back in the Day," the catchy and memorable "Danger," the playful "Love of My Life (with Queen Latifah and Angie Stone)," as well as "Bump" pass along nicely and all invite repeat listens. They're all good slices of the laid back soul we've come to expect, but the EP, as a whole, is as unstructured as Badu's afro wig. And not everything holds together, especially "I Want You." That song has an interesting hook, but when stretched over 10 minutes in length, it overstays its welcome way too soon. Warts and all, I like and recommend "Worldwide Underground." Did she record another "Tyrone" or "On & On?" Nope. Did she release a flawed yet solid EP? Yes. This is one of those records that may throw you in for a loop on the first listen, but it will ultimately grow on you. Grade: B.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Sealee on June 3, 2004
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I first heard this CD at a friend's house one afternoon and RAN out to buy it that very same day. This is hands down my favorite CD this year. It's not often I find an album I can listen to over and over again from beginning to end. EVERY SINGLE TRACK IS HOT!
The intro draws you in with it's silky sexiness and comes to a crescendo after which Miss Erykah invites you to "Bump It" (which I advise you to do....this CD is meant to be played luxuriously loud). You then take a trip to "Back in the Day" where you are instantly seduced by a track that makes you feel like you're at a basement house party groovin' and puffin' to a Patrice "Rushinesque" rhythym. Just when you think it can't get any better, she takes you into a 10 minute rhythmically sensual journey on "I Want You". I particularly like the drum line on this...reminiscent of the Womack & Womack club hit "Baby I'm Scared of You". Very sexy. After you've climaxed you bask in the afterglow with "Woo", a fun piece that was developed after she improv'd it onstage at a concert. Next, she gets conscious with Dead Prez on "the Grind"...a funky inner-city message piece. She keeps it grimey with "Danger"...a fabulously funky track that demands to be played at full bass. She gets smoother with "Think Twice" and there is a SUPERB appearance by Roy Hargrove on this track. Next, she takes you back to the party with "Love of My Life Worldwide" with a wonderful cast of guest vocals including Queen Latifah, fellow neo-soulite Angie Stone, and Mohammadia. She then gradually fades you out of her world with the same sexy outro that she brought you in with. Truly full circle. If you are a soul flower like me...a child of the 70's & 80's you will LOVE this CD. This is GOOD MUSIC and stands out in a sea of mediocrity. Thank you Erykah for staying true to your soul roots!
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