Label: Universal Motown - UICT-1053 • Format: CD Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Hip Hop, Funk / Soul • Style: Conscious, Neo Soul
Collaborating with several hip hop producers over the Internet, Badu conceived 75 songs set to be split over three albums with New Amerykah Part One 4th World War being the first. Contrasting its socially themed and complex predecessor, New Amerykah Part Two contains a prominently groove -based, analog sound.
The album incorporates sampling and live instrumentation, while its more personal lyrics focus on themes of romance and relationships. New Amerykah Part Two Return of the Ankh received positive reviews from critics, who commended its soulful sound and loose structure, and viewed it as more accessible than that of its predecessor.
The album was ranked as one of the best albums of and the decade by several publications. It debuted at number four on the US Billboard chart, sellingcopies in its first week.
As ofit has sold aroundcopies in United States. InBadu received her first computer as a Christmas gift from drummer and producer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompsonand began communicating with and receiving music from him and other producers such as Q-Tip and J Dilla. He taught her Fall In Love (Your Funeral) - Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh to use her laptop as a mini recording studio,  and she used it to construct various backing tracks for songs.
She composed more than 75 songs within the year and intended on splitting them among her planned series of New Amerykah albums. You got an idea — boom! Idea, boom! But just as I was accepting that, here comes this burst of light and energy and creativity. And that's the process, I guess, of life—the detachment and the Fall In Love (Your Funeral) - Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh of something gives you even more room to grow or be creative.
I got my laptop and closed the door. There's a strong undercurrent of bottom, a rumbling to these songs that feels good to me. It feels like a hug.
In contrast to its predecessor New Amerykah Part One 4th World Warwhich was digitally produced and political in tone, New Amerykah Part Two Return of the Ankh incorporates sampling and live instrumentation, while its more personal lyrics focus on themes of romance and relationships. The second movement is called And then the third movement is called 'But Not This Time,' because even though I've done things a certain way for so long, I won't do that this time".
RC Williams, Badu's musical director, said that a music video for the track was shot in Dallas. The album's first official single, " Window Seat ", was released by Badu through a downloadable link on her Twitter page. In the video, Badu is seen walking the streets of Dallas near Dealey Early - Chicane - Far From The Maddening Crowdsslowly stripping to the nude, before being shot by an unseen assassin.
The video was tweeted by Badu herself and friend and associated music act Questlove. I called it ' Part II: The Return of the Ankh ' because this album is the sister of the left side of my brain — it is the right side. This time there wasn't anything to be concerned with — the album is more emotional and flowy and talks about feelings. It reminds of the days of ' Baduizm ' — this is just about beats and rhymes in a cipher. The album debuted at number four on the US Billboard chart, sellingcopies in its first week.
New Amerykah Part Two received widespread acclaim from critics. At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 83, based on 25 reviews. Club ' s Michaelangelo Matos found the record "smoother than anything since her debut, Baduizm ". Some critics, however, Wstęp - Donatan - Równonoc.
Słowiańska Dusza Badu's songwriting overly vague and deemed New Amerykah Part Two less adventurous than its predecessor. At the end ofNew Amerykah Part Two was named one of the year's best albums in a number of critics' lists, including Pitchforkwho ranked it 18th,  and later named it one of "The Best Albums of the Decade So Far" in August From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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