Friday, January 29, 2010

Erykah Badu 'Jump Up In The Air' (Thoughts)

By now you probably have heard the new Erykah Badu track, tentatively titled 'Jump Up In The Air' and if you haven't then click on over to and listen. There's even a nifty flash video to go along with it. I've heard some mixed reviews about the track already but mostly positive. I for one like it. The upbeat bass heavy thump definitely puts this in the banger category and Miss Badu's quirky melodic half singing is on point as usual. The addition of Lil' Wayne doesn't take anything away from the vibe and he even sounds somewhat coherent here. Maybe some of what Erykah's got is rubbing off on him. You know she has a spell over rappers, for better or for worse. All in all 'Jump Up In The Air' (And Stay There) is a solid track in my opinion, and a good premiere. Although there has been a small argument that this song has already been leaked, which is true to some extent but in defense this is the official leak whereas the other version was recorded unauthorized from a listening session. We already covered that here. Never the less, we're glad to have an official track that can tide us over til the full album leaks drops. But we encourage discussion here at Bama Love Soul so leave us a Love Note and let us know your thoughts on 'Jump Up In The Air' and 'New Amerykah, Part 2.' Thank you for all your support and keep listening.


Blogger The Speaker said...

I want to like it but I am undecided. I think I will have to listen to the whole cd before I decided. Most of the time her tracks fit together like puzzle. It's kind of hard to imagine what the album will be like from this song. I am hopeful though.

January 29, 2010 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Mutsa said...

I really like this song! Not sure about Wayne's verse but I love Bilal's vocals on this (and I'm not his biggest fan) and I think the production is heavy!

February 6, 2010 at 4:05 AM  

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