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New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh

New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the AnkhThe first installment in Erykah Badu's New Amerykah series, released two years ago, was an interstellar funk odyssey with room for tons of funny...New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the AnkhR&BThe first installment in Erykah Badu's New Amerykah series, released two years ago, was an interstellar funk odyssey with room for tons of funny...2010-03-24
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New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh

Genre: R&B; Lead Performer: Erykah Badu; Status: In Season

The first installment in Erykah Badu’s New Amerykah series, released two years ago, was an interstellar funk odyssey with room for tons of funny voices and avant-garde tangents. She stays comparatively earthbound on this follow-up, singing mostly about relationships over a set of warm, organic grooves. Some listeners will no doubt wish for more of the risks she took last time around. Ultimately, though, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh’s comfortable style only makes it that much easier to get pleasantly lost in. A?

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Originally posted March 24 2010 — 12:00 AM EDT

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