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D’Angelo: Voodoo/Erykah Badu: Mama’s Gun/Kelis: Kaleidoscope

Cleothus Hardcastle, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

SOMEHOW "SOUL" music lives on, clinging to life in the midst of the coldest, meanest materialism. Straight outta Brooklyn came two of the heirs to the soul (and jazz) traditions, D’Angelo and Erykah Badu, continuum artists the both. Funky and sensual, the two straddle the chasm between soul’s past and hip hop’s future.

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