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Erykah Badu’s “Mama’s Gun” Is the Blueprint For Today’s R&B Girls

4/100 New Albums in 2022

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There’s some music that’s built for the moment and then there’s music that’s built for the lifetime. There was one particular moment when I found out that Erykah Badu’s 2000 album Mama’s Gun is the latter.

I began listening to this album one random morning. Then, a few songs in, I…

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