I know you’ve been religiously checking this website every day to see if there are new details on the upcoming Erykah Badu album New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh. So today’s your lucky day! We’ve got DETAILS GALORE on the new political/Lost-themed-sounding album, due for a March 30 release on Universal Motown. (“Return of the Ankh” is tooooootally a reference to the giant, apparently paper-mache ankh Hurley was carrying in that guitar case last week, am I right? I so am.)
Things we know:
1. “Jump in the Air” (a tribute to Kris Kross’ “Jump”? I wish) features guest vocals from Andre 3000 and Lil Wayne. That song has been (intentionally) leaked and will no longer be on the album, but instead available as a web-only bonus track.
2. Badu produced or co-produced every track on this album, with other rad producers, including people like Madlib, J Dilla, and 9th Wonder.
3. ?uestlove makes an appearance on “Window Seat.”
4. Erykah Badu will be performing across the United States this summer as part of Lilith Fair!
01. 20 Feet Tall [produced by Erykah Badu and 9th Wonder]
02. Window Seat [produced by Erykah Badu and James Poyser, featuring ?uestlove]
03. Agitation [produced by Erykah Badu and Shafiq Husayn of SA-RA Creative Partners]
04. Get Money [produced by Erykah Badu]
05. Don’t Be Long [produced by Erykah Badu and Taarak]
06. Love [produced by Erykah Badu and J Dilla]
07. Umm Hmm [produced by Erykah Badu and Madlib]
08. Fall in Love [produced by Erykah Badu and Karriem Riggins]
09. Incense (Instrumental) [produced by Erykah Badu and Madlib]
10. Out My Mind Just in Time (Part 1) (Undercover Over-Lover) [produced by Erykah Badu]
11. Out My Mind Just in Time (Part 2) [produced by Erykah Badu and Georgia Anne Muldrow]
12. Jump in the Air [ft. Lil Wayne and Bilal] [produced by Erykah Badu, RC Williams and Jahborn] *
* web-only bonus track