Thursday, June 5, 2008

Soul Fixin'

Lowdown Loretta Brown
Ms. Badu has been quite busy. The neo-soul queen plans on releasing another album.New Amerykah, Part One: 4th World War was released back in February. Part Two will be available next month, and will be accompanied by USB sticks, which will contain exclusive concert footage and commentary on the recording process. Erykah has speculated about the fall release of a "period piece", Lowdown Loretta Brown, her alter ego on stage. "I don't want to introduce too much of that right now," Badu tells Wired magazine. "I don't want Gwen Stefani stealing my shit." Why the abundance of music? Badu was given a laptop and her son introduced her to the music recording program Garageband. Badu's home practically became a recording studio, over a 4 month period she recorded close to 70 songs.